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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Reducing the Presence of COVID-19

Since Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread to the United States, elderly adults have been at increased risk for exposure. Although COVID-19 can affect people of any age, older adults living with a chronic medical condition are the most vulnerable. As a result, having the outbreak spread through a skilled nursing facility or nursing home can be deadly….

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How Seniors Benefit from Therapeutic Recreation

At a glance, therapeutic recreation might seem like basic leisure activities for seniors. Yet these activities often benefit the elderly on physical, cognitive, social and emotional levels. If your loved one is currently being treated at a skilled nursing facility or therapeutic recreation has been recommended, here’s what you should know. Basics of Therapeutic Recreation…

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