What To Look For In An Assisted Living Facility

Searching for an assisted living facility for your loved one can be a very stressful process but there are things you can look for that will help make your decision easier. We hope these tips will prove useful. How Clean Is The Facility Does the facility feel fresh and clean? Make sure to look past
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Dementia Care: Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

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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Aging Populations Will Challenge Healthcare Systems All Over The World

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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Great Activities For Seniors With Limited Mobility

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 Fundamentals and Goals Of Effective Dementia Care

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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What To Look For In A Wilkesboro Nursing Home

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.

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