Tag Archives: Nursing home

How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living

As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It's the same…
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Find Senior Care

by: Muneeb Ahmed Where to Find Senior Care There are many ways that you can go about trying to find senior care for your loved one. You can search online, where you can often find online reviews written by people who have been under that person or facility's care, you can look in the local…
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Caring For Aging Parents – A DIY Guide

By Gregory Weldy Here are tips to creating your own DIY senior care action plan: Lay out options. Whether you hold a formal family meeting or not, make sure all family members understand care options-even if they ultimately won't be making the final decision. Caring for aging parents, for example, does not mean your loved one…
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Medicare Requirements for a Skilled Nursing Facility

By Mary Jane Stern Someday it could happen and you need the services of a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).  Whether you are enrolled in Original Medicare or an Advantage Plan you should have a basic understanding of the requirements, because these facilities can become quite expensive and might become your financial responsibility. (more…)
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Assisted Living Versus Nursing Home Care

By Nancy Mirr How do you know if you or your loved-one need assisted living? Assisted living facilities are meant for those people that need some assistance with everyday needs like dressing, eating, bathing, laundry, house cleaning and medication management. These facilities can range from: Private homes with 6 to 8 residents Medium size facilities…
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New Nursing Home Resource

Denise Tyler, Ph.D Millions of Americans live in nursing homes and millions more receive short-term care from one after a hospital stay.  But the current healthcare reform debate has largely ignored nursing home care. This is due, in part, to a lack of data about how and why that care is given. As we move…
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PACE programs: An Important Senior Care Resource

"Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides the comprehensive elder care that frail seniors need without placing them in a nursing home. When a person has run out of money to pay for elder care, he will likely apply for Medicaid to pay long term care costs.  If the person cannot live…
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Find a 5 Star Nursing Home

Medicare has just made finding a great nursing home for your parent easier. The agency recently launched a 5 star rating system for nursing find-a-5-star-nursing-home1homes. The rating system makes it easier for family caregivers to choose among the many facilities that are available.
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