downsizing

4 Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing in Our Later Years

​4 Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing in Our Later YearsThe phrase “less is more” may not apply to all aspects of our lives, but downsizing to reduce living space and personal possessions can have a wonderful effect. Here are four unexpected ways that less really is more when it comes to downsizing in our later years […]

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resident aggression

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care Settings

Resident Aggression in Institutional Elder Care SettingsOne of the most difficult aspects of both having a loved one in an assisted living or skilled nursing setting, and of administering those settings safely, is processing often unpredictable behavior of individuals with dementia. The actions of residents often do not correspond to any rational reality we understand. […]

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Medicaid and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Watch Out!

Medicaid and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Watch Out!The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) recently released guidance for people who are helping their loved ones fill out applications for Medicaid benefits for, among other things, nursing home and assisted living facility residents. DCA emphasizes in its advisory notice something that we […]

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long term care

Detecting & Preventing Burnout in Long-Term Care

Detecting & Preventing Burnout in Long-Term CarePubMed Health defines burnout as “a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. The symptoms of burnout are similar to those of clinical depression.” American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger originally coined the term in an effort to describe a set of symptoms, which include stress-related medical […]

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Praise of CNAs and More Staffing

A Post in Praise of CNAs and More Staffing

​A Post in Praise of CNAs and More StaffingAt the frontline of nursing home care, you will find trained and dedicated professionals ranging from nurse and doctors to recreation coordinators and dining assistants. It can be argued, however, that none of these are as underappreciated as the certified nursing assistant, or CNA. No one handles […]

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