Self-Care Tips for Nursing Home Residents

Seniors need to maintain a healthy self-care routine, especially when living in a nursing home and adjusting to life under the care of others. Self-care is one of those things that’s easy to overlook, no matter how old a person is. People often put their time and energy into caring for and helping others. It’s […]

Food Quality in Nursing Homes

As adults age, their nutritional requirements and eating habits change. Family members need to know what their loved one’s dietary needs are — especially when they’ve moved into a nursing home where they might not get the highest quality food and diet. There are many factors families have to consider when they place their loved […]

How to Review A Nursing Home’s Rating

When it comes time to move a loved one into a nursing home, family members need to learn everything they can about the facility to make sure their loved one is well cared for. Websites like Yelp and Medicare can make that process easier with nursing home ratings. With all of the news about the […]

Disabled Residents Are At Risk of Nursing Home Abuse

Disabled residents are among the highest risk group of nursing home residents for abuse and neglect. Abuse can happen to anyone, no matter the person’s age, mental capacity, or physical ability. However, people with disabilities are more likely to be abused, especially as they age. Disabled Residents Require Special Care It can be challenging to […]

How Ombudsmen Help Improve Nursing Home Care

The Long-Term Care Ombudsmen program helps improve nursing home care by continuously advocating for the rights and needs of the residents. They also work with the residents and their families to file formal complaints about any issues that may arise. Recognizing that there is a problem in how your loved one is cared for in […]

Risks of Depression Among Long-Term Care Residents

Seniors are at high risk of developing depression in nursing homes, and if staff aren’t adequately trained on mental health interventions, it poses severe health risks to residents and diminishes their quality of life. Seniors need mental health care. Nursing home residents may be at risk of developing depression, or of their current mental health […]

Safety Measures for Seniors in Nursing Homes

Seniors face several safety issues while in assisted living. Some accidents, like falls, are almost guaranteed to happen, but nursing home staff should have plans in place to prevent these incidents and mitigate injuries. Top Safety Concerns for Seniors in Nursing Homes Aging is not without its challenges. Memory can be spotty, legs can be […]

Why Social Connection Is Important for Seniors

Social connection for seniors is critical, playing an essential role in their mental, emotional and physical health. Seniors with a strong social network have a better quality of life and experience superior overall health and wellness as well as being at lower risk of nursing home abuse. Benefits of Social Connection for Seniors Seniors with […]