The Home Stretch: Are Nursing Homes Out Of Reach?
October 24, 2018
While few people look forward to living in a nursing home, these facilities have nonetheless played an essential role in the spectrum of long-term care options for seniors in our country. For many older people, the…
On A Scale Of 1-5: Professional and Consumer Ratings For Nursing Homes
May 17, 2018
Many of us look for ratings when making choices, and in the nursing home arena, there are rating systems as well. The federal government has a website, Nursing Home Compare, which is a combination of independent analysis…
Camera Ready: Should There Be A Camera In The Rooms Of Nursing Home Residents?
April 11, 2018
When your newborn was alone and asleep at night, you wouldn’t think twice about aiming a live camera on the crib just to monitor what’s going on. But what about aiming a live camera on a…
Resident Advisor: Respecting Those Who Reside In Long Term Care Facilities
October 12, 2017
Anyone who has a loved one or friend who resides in a nursing home or other long term care facility knows the challenges for that resident- negotiating the terrain, voicing concerns or ensuring comfort and well being….
An Ounce of Prevention: High Dose Flu Shots Recommended For Certain Seniors
July 27, 2017
While flu vaccinations are a highly recommended, if underutilized, public health measure, they’re especially important for seniors and particularly those seniors who reside in residential care facilities. Flu can be a serious and even fatal illness…