Many residents in nursing homes and long-term care have limited speech or develop communicative problems. When a resident is set up with a speech pathologist, put on a care plan, and commits to their plan, they have the opportunity to improve their quality of life through their improved relationships, improved communication to express their needs, and a better sense of self. Nursing homes strive to help each resident attain their highest level of functional ability, and this includes restorative
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 month of November, we make a special push to teach about Alzheimer’s, and we work to bring to light the measures that
“All aspects of care and services in a long-term or post-acute center can contribute to overall well-being, including physical, mental, and social health.” (Huaiquil, 2017)
Long-term and post-acute facilities are increasingly having to combat mental health issues in residents. Providers play an enormous role in the mental health of individuals, and, as such, must be up to date and practiced in the most successful means of caring for these residents.
Care centers strive to provide the care and