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Why Are Bed Sores Dangerous for Elders in Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes and their staff owe it to their residents to provide adequate medical attention and to treat everyone with decency and respect. Bed sores are a painful, unsightly, and even fatal condition for disabled or bedridden persons. Nursing home bed sores are more than just a severe medical problem; they are strong proof of nursing home negligence and elder abuse. When patients do not get Read More >>

News Article: How Troubled Syracuse Nursing Home fed $60 Million into its Owner’s Corporate Web

If you have ever had to entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home or other care facility, you know how emotional and challenging the decision can be. When choosing a facility, the family members of elderly patients have faith that the owners and staff have their loved one's best interests in mind. Unfortunately, some nursing home owners may value their own financial interests over the care Read More >>

Nursing Home Companion Pets: Pros vs. Cons

As your loved ones get older, the relationship between a person and their pet can become even more important. Some animals can serve as companion pets, helping their owners more effectively tackle their day-to-day responsibilities. Not everyone is meant to have a companion pet, though. If your loved one has requested a pet, you need to consider the pros and cons of connecting them with an Read More >>

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing an NYC Nursing Home

No two NYC nursing homes are alike. Before you apply for a loved one to move into one of these residences, you need to know that the staff can provide their residents with top-of-the-line care. With that in mind, there are questions you need to ask staff members before you commit to a facility. As you’re touring NYC’s nursing homes, make sure you bring up the points listed below. What Doctor Read More >>

5 Ways to Make Your Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Feel Like Home

Moving a loved one into a nursing home can be a strenuous, stressful process. Not only may your loved one mourn the loss of their old home, but it may take them time to adjust to their new environment. If you want to make the transition easier for your loved one, there are steps you can take to make a skilled nursing facility (SNF) feel more like home. Bringing Precious Items From Home Your Read More >>

What Is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care?

When it becomes harder for your loved ones to take care of themselves, you want to connect them with the parties that will make their daily lives more manageable. In some cases, this means moving your loved one into an assisted care facility. In others, it means researching the high-quality nursing homes in your area. There are distinctions between assisted living services and nursing homes Read More >>

How to Handle Elder Self-Neglect

It is easier to take care of yourself when you know that someone in the world cares for you. Elders who feel isolated or who do not have active contact with their loved ones can start to physically display signs of their discontent. An elder who stops taking basic care of themselves due to depression or lack of physical ability is said to suffer from elder self-neglect. Combatting elder Read More >>

How Unsafe Food Handling Can Be a Form of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes do more than ensure that your loved ones receive adequate healthcare. These institutions are also responsible for your loved one’s day-to-day enrichment and well-being. This means that nursing homes must abide by certain food safety standards if their loved ones are to remain happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are inclined to cut corners in the kitchen. This is Read More >>

What to Know About Nursing Home Wandering and Elopement

Taking care of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s can put a lot of new responsibilities onto your plate. When you trust the care of a loved one in a nursing home, you want to make sure that they can help you alleviate some of that stress. Unfortunately, nursing home residents can fall victim to negligence for a variety of reasons. No staff has an excuse for allowing your loved one to wander Read More >>

Reasons to Choose a New York Nursing Home That Offers Outdoor Activities

Choosing a quality nursing home for a loved one is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. You are essentially in charge of finding the best living facility that will provide your family member with all of their basic needs and other important qualities such as compassion, respect, high-level care, and amenities to ensure they maintain their health, happiness, safety, and mental Read More >>