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Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2013

Fatherai??i??s Day is this Sunday. The day is honored to celebrate fatherhood, male parenting, and the paternal bonds that influence not only the individualai??i??s own kids but also the society as a whole.Ai?? The idea was first celebrated in the US in the early 20th century, to complement the Motherai??i??s Day celebration, on the third […]

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Motherai??i??s Day in the US is annually celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day about honoring mothers and motherhood and about celebrating maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Just like any other occasion, Motherai??i??s Day also is celebrated with utmost love and enthusiasm in senior living communities. Family […]

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Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging and sometimes family caregivers need short-term assistance with their responsibilities. Respite care offers relief so that caregivers can decrease their stress and promote balance in their life. There are various respite care options available to give family caregivers breaks they need while making sure their senior […]

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As discussed in the previous blog about the Basics of Long-term care, long-term care services can help meet health or personal needs for people who have a chronic illness or disability. The services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living, or in nursing homes. Depending on how much long-term care people […]

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As discussed in the previous blog post on Choosing Home-care for Seniors with Dementia, it is important to carefully evaluate caregivers for seniors with Alzheimerai??i??s or dementia to ensure adequate care. As the symptoms of dementia progress in seniors, they may need more care than can be provided at home. Deciding on moving a senior […]

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Hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and nursing homes are warned to be on alert and to follow precautions by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) because of a deadly bacteria that is on the rise. Ai??The bacteria is called CRE (Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae). Its potential danger is largely due to it having a ai???triple threatai??? or three […]

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Long-term care (LTC) ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities, and other adult care facilities. They try to resolve problems of individual residents and bring changes at the local, state, and national levels to improve care. Though many residents of LTC facilities receive good care, some are neglected, […]

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Parts 1 and 2 of the series on Elder Abuse blog discussed the characteristics of the different types of elder abuse and the signs and symptoms of elder abuse.Ai?? This final part will give an overview of the risk factors associated with elder abuse and prevention methods that can be used to make sure that […]

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