Nursing Homes Seem to Have:
Both good and bad aides
Caring and not caring nurses
Helpful and uninterested therapists
Responsive and non-responsive management
Sharing Information Can Help To Change Lives at a Nursing Home
I know sharing information and exchanging ideas can help people change their lives – that is the purpose of the Nursing Home Diaries. A website for families or residents of nursing homes to share their stories. A place to talk with others via discussion a group about what is good and what is bad at your nursing home or your loved one’s nursing home. A place … Read the rest
I’ll Finally Be There
I guess I look like a bag of bones
skin’s all wrinkled, my eyes just stare.
I sit so still, hardly moving at all
quiet as a mouse in my old wheelchair.
Inside my head memories come and go
I try to think does someone care?
I’m all alone no family left
the end must be near, I better prepare.
There must be a place
where my friends have gone
I know it’s not here, not sure where.
My eyes can’t see but my heart will know
when I leave the Nursing Home
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By Andrea Avery Submitted On December 11, 2015
Once your loved one begins to need assistance with daily tasks, you’ll want to consider supportive living facilities. These organizations are not like your typical nursing homes, and they provide considerable benefits to seniors, as well as peace of mind for loving family members.
A Level of Independence
These arrangements are designed to allow the seniors to have as much independence as possible. Many of them have private and semi-private guest rooms. Seniors are encouraged to furnish their rooms with things from their own homes, and it is common for pets … Read the rest
By Anna Woodward Submitted On December 11, 2015
Extended care homes have a reputation for being a place no one wants to end up. That is because a skilled nursing facility here and there has had a few problems. There are several myths that have been debunked over the years, making these homes more highly regarded.
Myth #1: They Are Poorly Run
Like all businesses, some are not well managed. However, the majority are very well run, with adequate staff who continually undergo training. These accommodations are clean and well maintained. Despite who owns the home, state inspectors come … Read the rest
By Andrew Stratton Submitted On December 16, 2015
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease comes with a set of complex and difficult emotions for both the patient and his or her loved ones. Patients, family, friends, and caretakers go through a formidable process of both planning and grief. However, there is hope in this confusing time. The disease has received a great deal of study in recent years. Now, we better understand the progression of the condition and how to provide the best Alzheimer’s care.
Remaining at Home
Many patients and caregivers prefer to keep their loved one in
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By Abigail Aaronson Submitted On December 18, 2015
It is an important part of long-term care to allow caregivers the time to manage their own health and well-being. Respite care allows the nurses or companions to take short-term breaks, during which time they can attend to their own needs. This will ensure that both family members and the healthcare provider are happy and healthy.
Unlike more permanent medical facilities or nursing homes, respite care is temporary. It can take many forms: companionship, personal assistance, adult day programs, and residential programs are all types of respite care that can be
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By Alfred Ardis Submitted On January 12, 2016
In China, a law was recently passed decreeing that adult children must make regular visits to elderly parents or else run the risk of paying a fine. In Korea, the Confucian principle of filial piety serves as the philosophical ground for a culture of caring for aging parents, not only out of duty but with a sense of honor, as well. Mediterranean and Latino cultures hold no stigma against the elderly, instead celebrating the wisdom that comes with increasing years and unquestioningly including their grandparents in all social activities. Here in
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By Andrew Stratton Submitted On January 12, 2016
When considering the next step in care for your loved one, you have many options. Some older family members are able to stay comfortably in their own homes as long as they have assistance from a home care provider. Sadly, not all are able to do so and need round the clock supervision. Sending your loved one to live in one of the local nursing homes can be a difficult decision. However, there are some steps you can take to make the transition easier.
Before you start searching for the
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Feb. 26, 2014 Full Press Release Here http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2014/02/25/us-news-releases-best-nursing-homes-2014
Washington, D.C. – Feb. 26, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
Now in its sixth year, U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014. According to Centers for Medicare and … Read the rest