As I reflect on Memorial Day and all those who have bravely put their lives on the line for our freedom, I think of the veterans who reside in our facilities, and how we shouldn't consider them veterans just one day a year.
Incontinence drug also improves sleep quality ... New consumer site tracks SNF staffing levels ... Wyoming considering new retirement home for vets and spouses
Nearly two dozen Clemson University students and employees delivered care packages to a nearby veterans nursing home on Saturday — and they brought something younger vets say their older counterparts don't get enough of: recognition.
More than 100 of the frailest residents of California's largest veterans long-term care facility were evacuated this week amid concerns that rampant wildfires in the area could be detrimental to their health.
Kentucky's House passed a bill Tuesday that would authorize $10.5 million in state bond funds for construction of the state's fifth veterans' nursing home.
I don't need hair. That's my big takeaway from spending a morning with wise and wonderful Fernald recently. It's not what I wear, or having a scalp as arid and vegetation-free as Death Valley. It's being kind and having love in my heart that counts. That's what he said, emphatically, while jabbing his finger my direction, so who am I to argue?
Every year about this time, I tell you eagerly and often weepily about "The Trip." The one where 12 veterans, many of them from World War II and living in long-term care, get to hop on a plane to Washington, DC, to see first-hand the memorials created in their honor. This time I'm happy to offer it in video and still shots.
Feeling a little cynical about life or country? Spend a day with a few World War II veterans on the National Mall. I guarantee a complete recovery, or your money back.
CNN documents resident with Alzheimer's disease who lives in LeadingAge community... CNAs charged with neglect, falsifying business records ... Veterans with multiple chronic conditions have less hospitalizations under home-based primary care, study says.
Providers recently applauded a large bipartisan effort to expand veteran's healthcare options for long-term and post-acute care.
House passes bill to revamp veterans' care ... Professional nursing home exercise instructors boost resident involvement and exertion levels ... CA long-term care committee holds first meeting
Emeritus Senior Living is on track to hire 1,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years, the company announced.
Flags are flown at half-mast only until noon on Memorial Day. I'm guessing this is common knowledge that somehow escaped me until this year. There's some nice symbolism here. First, the flag is flown at half-mast in tribute to fallen soldiers. It's then raised as sign of the continuing life of the nation, and a reminder to honor the fallen by acting honorably.
Activities Director Pat Roza didn't go to a big box store to replace the tattered American flag at the 62-bed Elant at Wappingers Falls nursing home in Wappingers Falls, NY. Instead, she called her congressman, U.S. Rep Sean Patrick Maloney (D).
Newly proposed rules could impact veterans' nursing home care. One rule would provide more flexibility to veterans in terms of their healthcare benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs. A separate rule would prioritize government funding for state homes that provide care to veterans.
Some veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries will have easier access to care through new regulations announced Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Parkinson's disease, unprovoked seizures, some dementias, depression and hormone deficiency diseases related to several glands will be eligible for the expanded benefits. The regulations were set to be published in the Federal Register today.
I've promised myself only two things in life about my use of social and/or digital media. Readers, I'm about to break both of my own rules with this post.
Additional government funding is being distributed for a program to keep seniors, disabled individuals and the veterans in their homes, and out of institutionalized long-term care facilities.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama proposed the creation of a Veterans Job Corp to curb high unemployment rates for returning veterans. That's opportunity knocking for long-term care providers.
The New Hampshire State Veterans Home honors its deceased residents in military fashion.