Communication is key in preventing a short-term stay from becoming a long-term nightmare

For many, a short-term admission to a post-acute care facility to recover from an illness or provide a break to a caregiver sounds like a reasonable proposition.   After all, what could go wrong during a short term admission of just a few days or weeks? Despite the short timeframe, without the facility’s understanding of patient […]

Assessing nursing home facilities

It is vital for your family member that you spend a considerable amount of time researching the nursing home before you make a final decision.  Do not judge the nursing home solely on the basis of a guided tour or the nice furniture or attractive physical features of the facility. Visit with residents You should […]

Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect

Physical abuse can be as extreme as assault and battery or rape – or may consist of forced restraint, either by mechanical or chemical means (such as administration of psycho-pharmaceutical drugs not authorized by a doctor). Emotional abuse may include insults, humiliation, threats, and attempts to frighten the resident; it can also be a crime […]