As Americans live longer, many of the traditional nursing homes of years past are transitioning to a person-centered model of care. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, they have clear ideas about the way they want to receive care. According to data from the Pew Research Center, 18 percent of Americans
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.
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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.
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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
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
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New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.
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July 13, 2015
A proposal announced today at the White House Conference on Aging would make major changes to improve the care and safety of the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities or nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and … Read the rest
If you look up restraint in the dictionary, you may see one of these definitions: (1) the act of restraining, holding back, controlling or checking; (2) the state or fact of being restrained; deprived of liberty; confinement. But what does the term “restraint” mean in a nursing home or hospital setting? You may be researching facilities and … Read the rest
by Dani Veracity
As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, “Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass … can lead to frailty and fracture — the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes.” If you don’t want to spend your … Read the rest