Fulfillment Through Giving Back

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“Most people feel satisfaction and fulfillment when giving their time and attention for the benefit of others.” For nursing home residents, this can be a hard feat to achieve. Often, residents of short and long term care are focused on recovery, wellness goals, and other health concerns. This often can lead to not feeling fulfilled. […]

The Importance of Psychosocial Care in Senior Living

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There is an important link between psychosocial care and overall health in seniors. In the past, residents of long-term and post-acute care facilities were given attention based only on their medical needs. While medical needs are the first and foremost priority of care facilities, providers now understand the fundamental importance of meeting resident’s and patient’s […]

Breast Cancer Surgery, and its aftermath, in Nursing Home Residents

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“A new study reports that breast cancer surgery among frail, elderly women residing in nursing care centers is associated with loss of functional independence and high rates of hospital readmission and mortality.” The aforementioned study took data from women ages 67 and over, who lived in a nursing home for 90 days or more, from the years […]

The Importance of Technology in Nursing Homes

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“Communities can increase the odds of success with mobile solutions by taking a strategic approach.” Mobility in the nursing home world most often refers to group exercises or physical therapy. Mobility has another very important context for senior living communities- the ability to use innovative mobile solutions, and technology, to improve the quality of life […]

Improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s

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By Lexi Russell Post-Acute and Long Term Care facilities have the opportunity to improve the lives of their residents with Alzheimer’s Disease. Though Alzheimer’s has no known cure, the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s can be improved through programs, attention, consistency, and many other factors. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. In the […]