Managing transition-associated traumas: Making the move to long-term care a success
Mar 02, 2021
A move into an eldercare community can be stressful and sometimes traumatic. One unique phenomenon I observed while working with families during such moves was the collapse of the process in its final...
Take families’ observations seriously, researchers urge
Jul 06, 2017
Skilled nursing residents’ family members may be the key to helping reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, according to a recent study.
How to deal with overwhelmed and overwhelming patients
Nov 09, 2015
When patients and their families feel overwrought and overwhelmed, a group of cells called the amygdala, located in their emotional brain, hijacks them away from being able to listen to you or follow what...
“They know me. They remember who I am.”
Nov 21, 2012
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...
What I’m wishing for
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Feb 02, 2012
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...
Most residents, families and workers would recommend their nursing home, survey finds
Jul 14, 2010
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
Jun 28, 2010
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
Apr 14, 2010
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
Apr 01, 2010
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
Feb 09, 2010
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.