We’ve got a lot of fun activities scheduled this month including beauty shop, coffee socials, birthdays, milestones and of course Thanksgiving!
We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the quality of your relationship with your loved one. Good communication skills will also enhance your ability to handle the difficult behavior you may encounter as
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The decision to move an aging loved one into a nursing home may be one of the most difficult you will ever make. In fact, it is common for adult children to promise themselves they will never subject a parent to “that kind of place.” They may be sincere, but that kind of promise is
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Demographic change is a defining issue of our time. As the worldwide population ages, the healthcare systems of every country, including the United States, will face significant challenges to meet the needs of an aging population. Elder and long term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day. Between
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1. ReadingReading is a fantastic activity for seniors. It’s a fun way to spend time and keep the brain engaged. It can also improve memory, reduce stress, improve sleep, and delay cognitive decline. Whether your older adult likes reading physical books, magazines, using an e-reader, or listening to audiobooks they can immerse themselves in a
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The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations are based on the latest evidence in dementia care research and the experience of care experts. A three-year study, funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explored staff and facility characteristics associated with quality of life for people with
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Nursing homes can be broken down into three categories. They are intermediate care facilities (ICF), skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and skilled nursing facilities for special disabilities. An intermediate care facility must provide at least eight hours of nursing supervision per day. It generally caters to patients who are mobile and need less care. At the least, an ICF provides medical, pharmacy, and dietary services.
People go to nursing homes for different reasons, including if they’re sick, hurt, had surgery and need to get better, or have chronic care needs or disabilities that require on going nursing care. This guide to selecting the right nursing home for you or your loved one can help you make informed decisions about nursing
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People who had good health habits when they were younger tend to become healthy seniors. But it is never too late. Good health habits can make a difference even to seniors who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in the past.. Consider these 10 tips for keeping up with
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Short term rehabilitation has become the preferred choice for easing the transition between hospital and home for individuals who have been hospitalized and require a period of medical monitoring or rehabilitation before safely returning home. Short term rehabilitation, which is normally less than 30 days, can be highly beneficial after a surgery or a hospitalization
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