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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December 4, 2012
Many older adults need only a little support to stay in their homes, but when that isn’t available they can end up in an expensive nursing home where they don’t need most of the available services. According to a new study, states that invest more in delivering meals to seniors’ homes have lower rates of such “low-care” seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don’t need nursing home … Read the rest