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Tag Archives: Senior Living Insurance

Reducing Depression in Nursing Home Residents

Reducing Depression in Nursing Home ResidentsReducing Depression in Nursing Home Residents

In March of 2014, we discussed some tactics that nursing home staff could use to potentially prevent depression in Alzheimer’s patients. The fact of the matter is though; it’s not just nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease that suffer from depression. In fact, both major and minor depression is widespread in the nursing home population. This observation is not surprising when you look at how most nursing home residents have a decrease in physical activity, decline in functional competence, and..


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Assisted Living Liability: Preventing Senior Medication Errors

Assisted Living Liability Preventing Senior Medication ErrorsAssisted Living Liability: Preventing Senior Medication Errors

As people age, they typically start developing health problems. Many senior citizens suffer from a number of medical issues, requiring them to manage different prescriptions and medication schedules. Keeping track of when to take what can be difficult anyway, but for an elderly individual with cognitive, visual, or hearing impairment, the process is even harder.

As a nursing home resident, the senior citizens in your staff’s care rely on your facility to help them with their medication. Preventing senior medication..


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Senior Living Industry: Preventing Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients

Senior Living Industry: Preventing Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s disease is said to account for 60 to 80 percent of all dementias, striking as many as 5 million Americans. Some of the indirect symptoms of this disease include frustration, confusion, and oftentimes depression. Alzheimer’s itself is one of the most common diseases amongst the senior living industry, however the depression factor is not always approached in nursing home settings.

You may notice your nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia showing signs of depression such as apathy, loss of interest in activities, social withdrawal, and isolation. While keeping them busy won’t necessarily..


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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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How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?

How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?How Can Seniors Protect Their Vision?

As we age, there are many health factors that become increasingly important. We must exercise to maintain good heart health, eat right to avoid potential illnesses and diseases, and keep up on doctor and dental check-ups. The one factor that is not always given as much consideration as it should be sometimes is vision. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, the number of aging Americans with significant age-related vision loss is expected to double by 2030. So how..


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Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?

Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?Can Exercise Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly?

A study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that there is a direct link between the likelihood of healthy aging and the amount of exercise older people take, no matter their age when they begin exercising. Many fitness and health experts believe that exercise becomes increasingly important as we get older. There’s a large amount of evidence confirming that physical exercise is a key player in disease reduction, optimal mental,..


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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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Senior Living Insurance: Are Sleep Habits Related to Mental Decline?

Senior Living Insurance: Are Sleep Habits Related to Mental Decline?Senior Living Insurance: Are Sleep Habits Related to Mental Decline?

According to a new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology, reduced sleep or poor sleep quality could be linked to increased build-up of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of older adults- a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have also found that a decline in cognitive function, such as memory and thinking, is a feature of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) which is a known risk factor for dementia. This raises the question,..


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