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Archive for the ‘Long Term Care’ Category

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

NShore's RN Patient Advocates are constantly on the go For most blogs, we like to share news about our industry and updates we think are worth knowing. For our latest blog series, we've decided to shine the light on what some of our advocates are... Continue Reading »

LGBTQ Discrimination in Older Adults

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Posted on October 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Last month, the New York Times reported a story on a married lesbian couple who were turned away from a continuing care retirement community That article can be found here. The facility turned down the couple on the basis of their cohabitation... Continue Reading »

What is a SMHRF, anyway?

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Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Long Term Care, Patient Advocacy, Something New

A Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, that's what This month we're giving a lot of attention to behavioral health and suicide prevention awareness. Coincidentally, I had a new client whose family came to us for help with placement.... Continue Reading »

Ethical considerations for discharge planning

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Last week, we shared an article from Kaiser Health News on the care that should go into discharge planning for patient from hospitals. That article can be found here. We found the piece to be spot on, especially given a few recent interactions our... Continue Reading »

Aging in place – the top 5 benefits of seniors staying in their homes

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Posted on August 1st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care

Life can be though, and growing old is no exception. As we age, lots of seniors prefer to stay right where they are -- in their homes. Certainly the aging process is complex, and there's no one size fits all option when it comes to what's best.... Continue Reading »

Fun and engaging exercises for seniors

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Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Exercise is important at any age When I was a kid, I loved working out. I would even wake up early to "exercise" with my dad. Of course to a 6 year old, what that really meant was goofing off and moving around a lot. Still, those early sessions of... Continue Reading »

The Caregiver Conundrum

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The number of seniors in America is skyrocketing, just as the number of available family members per seniors is declining This poses a caregiver conundrum for a lot of people. 50 years ago, it was easy. As parents or grandparents aged, their... Continue Reading »