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Nursing Homes Insurance: The Effects of Inactivity on the Elderly

Nursing Homes Insurance The Effects of Inactivity on the ElderlyNursing Homes Insurance: The Effects of Inactivity on the Elderly

As we discussed in our blog post “Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?” there is a large amount of evidence confirming that physical exercise is a key player in disease reduction, optimal mental, emotional, and physical health, and longevity. Just as exercise can benefit the elderly, however, inactivity can actually make them deteriorate faster.

A number of studies have shown that physical exercise can actually “remodel” the brain, by prompting..


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Nursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Nursing Homes Insurance How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By CaregivingNursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Caregiving can be stressful for even the most experienced nursing home staff member. It takes a lot of patience and compassion to do the job that you and your workers do. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel burdened by this job, given the many different personalities that you are faced with day to day. In an ideal situation, all your residents will be healthy and happy, but the reality is that sometimes..


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How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

In the first part of our blog post entitled “How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living”, we discussed how this move can make senior citizens feel a bit vulnerable, since they are leaving everything they were familiar with. We looked at ways that nursing home staff could help make the transition a little easier. In part 2, we’ll be exploring what behaviors to expect once the resident has moved..


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Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Socialization for the Elderly

Nursing Home Insurance The Benefits of Socialization for the ElderlyNursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Socialization for the Elderly

From a very young age, we are taught the importance of socialization. Children are encouraged to socialize throughout their school years with recreational activities and field trips. Human nature leads us to crave fulfilling relationships with other people. This doesn’t change as we age, yet too many senior citizens end up feeling alone and don’t always have the opportunity to cultivate new relationships. Working in the nursing home industry, you have a unique..


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Keeping up with the Culture Change in Nursing Homes

Keeping up with the Culture Change in Nursing HomesKeeping up with the Culture Change in Nursing Homes

Traditionally, nursing homes were created over 50 years ago as “homes for the aged”. Architecturally, many were built like hospitals and organized to be similarly run. While nursing home staff and visiting health care professionals can and do provide medical care to the residents, the concept of nursing homes has changed dramatically for many people in recent years. Perhaps most importantly, the seniors who live at these facilities want to be referred to as residents,..


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Senior Living Insurance: Why Oral Health is Important for the Elderly

Senior Living Insurance: Why Oral Health is Important for the ElderlySenior Living Insurance: Why Oral Health is Important for the Elderly

In recent years, the families of nursing home residents have raised concerns over the oral health of their elderly loved ones. Residents are plagued by cavities, gum disease, and cracked teeth, and this is all partly due to the fact that they are not receiving the oral care they should be. Of course, nursing home employees are swamped with many tasks on a day to day basis, so understandably, ensuring that..


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Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog VisitsNursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of pet ownership for the elderly. Studies have found that dogs provoke a relaxation response, along with other health benefits, among older pet owners.

Of course, most nursing homes don’t allow residents to own dogs for liability purposes as well as practicality reasons. This is where therapy dog visits come in. Therapy dogs provide affection as well as social motivation for the elderly, along with these benefits:

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Nursing Homes Insurance: Communicating With the Hearing Impaired

Nursing Homes Insurance: Communicating With the Hearing ImpairedNursing Homes Insurance: Communicating With the Hearing Impaired

According to statistics, 47% of adults ages 75 and older have hearing impairments. 1 in 5 Americans overall have hearing loss in at least one ear. Though some individuals may assume that the senior they are speaking to is not “all there”, in many cases they can’t hear well, and may be too embarrassed to say so. The challenge this creates in nursing homes though, is miscommunication between caregivers and their patients.

In an earlier blog post we..


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