What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Facility

As an adult caregiver, you have been attending to a loved one’s needs for many years. After a period of part or full-time duties, you’ve come to realize more comprehensive, advanced care may be needed. In professional settings, long-term care encompasses medical and non-medical services, including assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing and cooking….

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What to Do When a Loved One Shows Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects memory, reasoning and other mental abilities. The condition is most prominent among the older population, but early onset symptoms can affect younger adults. Although it takes an average of 15 years before your loved one shows symptoms of Alzheimer’s, signs become more prominent three to five…

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COVID-19: Keeping In Touch with Loved Ones

Long-term care facilities and nursing homes across the country have implemented restrictions on all visitors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated their guidelines in March with specific instructions to keep residents safe. Specifically, the CDC and…

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When Does a Patient Need Long-Term Care?

After an injury, short-term physical rehab helps you regain most – if not all – your pre-injury abilities. However, some patients reach a plateau or experience a decline. At this stage, long-term care may be recommended. For individuals living with a chronic illness, cognitive deterioration due to a form of dementia or physical disability, long-term…

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