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“Culture Change” is long overdue

The Charlotte News & Observer had a great article on how the culture of nursing homes are changing.  Hopefully, for the better. This culture change is long over due and is desperately needed in most nursing homes.  Instead of a hospital-style nurses’ station, staff members talk with residents in an area that looks like a

How to pick a Nursing Home for an Alzheimer’s Patient

Any family that’s been afflicted by having a member stricken by Alzheimer’s disease knows how immensely difficult and trying it can be. Many times it’s so hard because the person with Alzheimer’s disease is in perfect physical health. This makes the family so much more hesitant to put the relative in a nursing home because

Review of nursing home fines in Iowa

Clark Kauffman, staff writer for DesMoines Register wrote the following review of recent nursing home fines in Iowa. Clearview Home, Mount Ayr: A nurse aide was improperly transferring a resident who had a long-standing, serious head injury when the two lost their balance and the resident fell face-first to the floor. The resident was treated at a

Good article about picking a nursing home

I saw a great article discussing the process of choosing and entering a nursing home.  The article tells the story of a woman who scouted nursing homes with a home-like setting where the staff-to-resident ratio was low. More than 5 million people in the United States receive some form of daily care, according to Joseph L.

New study reveals need for more funding for alternatives to nursing home care

Senior citizens who do not have children to help care for them are less likely to have to go into a nursing home if they live in a state that spends more on home- and community- based services found.   Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report the finding in the May 11 issue


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