Posts Categorized: Caregivers

Caring for Patients with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer most often caused by a long-ago occupational exposure to asbestos, typically striking those in the retirement stage of life. Although there is no definitive cure — and a diagnosis is met with considerable gloom and doom — recent therapeutic advances have begun extending lives significantly, raising the importance

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Remembering To Remember: Caring For Patients With Alzheimer’s

Both the holiday season and the transition into a new year tends to revolve around nostalgia and fondly reminiscing on the seasons of our past. But what if you had no recollections of these previous periods? What if these warm memories simply eluded you?  This is the tragic state of affairs for nearly 50% of

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6 Fun & Seasonal Activities for Assisted Living (That Your Staff Can Plan!)

The day-to-day responsibilities of operating an assisted living facility can sometimes feel more burdensome than rewarding – particularly if the facility is understaffed. As a staff member, it’s easy to get dragged into an unstimulating routine of caring for your patients. Now that the holiday season is here, though, our traditions of decoration and celebration

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Why They Care: What Motivates Nursing Home Staff Today?

Working in a care facility today is growing more and more difficult for the caregivers and nurses who have risen to meet the challenge of providing care for an aging population. Right now, nursing homes must prepare for the day when the Baby Boomers require the help of professional caregivers. At the same time, ongoing

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What Matters to Families in an Assisted Living Community

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Choosing a long-term care facility for aging loved ones isn’t easy. Consumers need to know that their needs are being met and that the potential resident will be able to enjoy good quality of life at your community. Although nursing home ratings may help families see how you stack up against your competition’s staffing levels

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How to Improve Nursing Home Skincare

Did you know that preventable bedsores are one of the most common sources of lawsuits against nursing homes?  As a health care provider for the elderly, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your residents don’t develop bedsores or pressure ulcers on your watch. Yet, every nursing home or long-term care facility must deal with these

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Identifying and Addressing Nursing Home Staff Burnout

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On average, one year in a nursing home costs $91,000. This begs the question: what are long-term care facilities doing to keep their costs down for their residents and their families, if anything? On Twitter, one response we got from a nurse was particularly troublesome: There were four residents per room at her nursing home,

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Can Your Nursing Home Afford Another Fall?

Resident falls can be a particular challenge for nursing home staff and administrators. They occur frequently and can have a significant impact on residents’ quality of life and facility operations. According to the CDC, 1.4 million adults age 65 or older live in nursing homes — and that population is expected to reach 3 million

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