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"They know me. They remember who I am."

"They know me. They remember who I am."

The life story is not a "nice to have" document - it is essential to delivering quality. If memory loss begins and progresses, the details of his or her life story would serve as the primary guide for service and care. Here's an example.

What I'm wishing for

What I'm wishing for

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So right around Thanksgiving I was watching a trivia game show and the question came up: "What do 23% of Americans have for Thanksgiving?" My immediate thought was, "A burning desire to discover that they were adopted."

Most residents, families and workers would recommend their nursing home, survey finds

When it comes to their nursing home, a large majority of consumers and workers would be willing to recommend their facility to others, according to the results of a new survey.

Older adults enjoy better relationships with family, friends, article finds

Say what you will about youth today, but a new article finds that people of all ages are willing to forgive and respect their elders.

New guidelines help identify problem drivers with dementia

A group of neurologists has released a set of guidelines to help physicians and family members determine when people with dementia should give up their car keys and stop driving.

For some seniors, family support increases end-of-life fears

Some groups of elderly people actually report being more afraid of death if they have a strong family network of caregivers, a new study finds.

Nursing home census visits underway in advance of April 1 count

Nursing home census visits underway in advance of April 1 count

Don't be surprised if a member of the U.S. Census Bureau pays a visit to your nursing home over the next few weeks.

Regulators consider adding satisfaction surveys to nursing home rating system

Regulators consider adding satisfaction surveys to nursing home rating system

Federal regulators are meeting with nursing home operators and other key stakeholders today to discuss ways in which resident and family satisfaction surveys might be factored into the new facility Five-Star Quality Rating System.

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