What is Assisted Living?
Assisted living is defined as a long-term care option that combines housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have … Read the rest
All residents in nursing homes are entitled to receive quality care and live in an environment that improves or maintains the quality of their physical and mental health. This entitlement includes freedom from neglect and abuse.
WHAT CONSTITUTES NEGLECT AND ABUSE?
Neglect: Neglect is the failure to … Read the rest
Nursing Home Quality
There are 956 nursing homes in Ohio. Ohio demonstrates “Weak” quality of care in nursing home settings, with quality having improved slightly over time.
Average nursing hours (per resident per day) in nursing homes is 4.0 in Ohio versus 3.9 in the U.S. overall. Ohio nursing … Read the rest
1 in 5 short-stay nursing home patients falls during their stay, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
LOS ANGELES, CA – One in five short-stay nursing home patients sustains a fall after their admission, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) … Read the rest
When I get to the Nursing Home – by Jack Considine Author of My Silver Diary
I am writing this now, because I may not be able to adequately express my needs when the time comes.
When I get to the nursing home, visit me as often as you can. … Read the rest
To My Mom
I’ll always remember the time we spent together.
The fun times, the serious times
the cherished times, too.
The early years are a blur
but childhood memories remain strong in my mind.
Sharing lunch on the glider during a hot summer day
opening pretty wrapped presents on … Read the rest
A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF), also known as a rest home, is a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with … Read the rest