Nursing Homes Articles
When moving an aging loved one to a nursing home, it is difficult to determine which belongings they should bring, which ones they must purge and what you are willing to keep. Use this guide to prepare for the transition.
There are 6 legitimate reasons to discharge a resident, but some facilities use other tactics to evict those who are difficult or cannot pay. Learn about the discharge and appeals processes so you can safeguard your loved one’s rights.
Patients who are overweight or obese face significant challenges when trying to find a residential care facility that can accommodate their unique needs. These tips will help you narrow down your search and make sure your loved one is well cared for.
Evaluating everyday and special occasion meal options can provide a great deal of insight into the overall quality of the facility you are considering for your loved one. Use these 4 simple suggestions to help you decide on a skilled nursing facility.
New nationwide rankings reveal the top nursing homes in each state. Discover the questions you should ask when choosing nursing home care for your loved one.
In the chaos of the decision to place a family member in a nursing home, there's one factor that caregivers may overlook: nursing home residents can be bullies, too.
Nursing homes may soon have to play by the same rule that governs the great American pastime: three strikes, and you're out.
A story that proves it's normal to have a hard time visiting a loved one in a nursing home--and why it's so important to face your misgivings head-on.
Finding a high-quality nursing home for an elderly loved one can be difficult. Here's how an online tool can help you weigh three important factors of nursing home care.
A caregiver shares his journey in finding the right nursing home facility for his mother. By sharing the painful lessons learned along the way, caregivers will learn to avoid his mistakes and ensure their loved one is in a safe environment.
Moving a loved one into a skilled nursing facility means being introduced to a whole new team of people responsible for making sure your elder is safe and healthy. It's important to know who to go to when you have questions and concerns.
The terms skilled nursing facility and nursing home are often used interchangeably. Skilled nursing, as a service, can actually be provided in a few senior care settings.
It may seem like common sense that, if your elderly loved one is injured, or dies, because of something the nursing home staff did (or didn't do), you have the right to take them to court. But, nursing homes have ways of preventing caregivers from suing.
Changes in philosophy are transforming the way nursing homes and assisted living communities approach the issue of long-term care for the elderly.
You struggled and agonized over the decision to put your parent in a nursing home. And, now you're regretting the decision.
Moving to a nursing home can feel like a loss of independence,a life-long home, and friends. As a result, people in nursing homes are highly susceptible to depression. We show how to lift the gloom.
Can a daughter who doesn't have durable power of attorney request information from the medical staff at mom's nursing home or hospital?
Here are some common questions (and answers to those questions) that caregivers often have about skilled nursing, also known as nursing homes.
How often caregivers and families should visit a relative with Alzheimer's when they move into a nursing home varies.
What's stopping you from visiting the nursing home? Is it a legitimate excuse, or some hurdle in your head? Usually, it's a hurdle in your head, but let's face it: someone in that nursing home is waiting for you.