Skilled Nursing

  • Reasons for Nursing Home Admissions

    When you or a loved one is hospitalized, a nursing home admission might be suggested during discharge planning. Many factors are taken into account as the hospital case manager works with you to coordinate your care transition. Skilled nursing care bridges the gap between acute care settings like hospitals and ...

  • What You Need to Know About a Medical Power of Attorney and Nursing Home Care

    When you have a loved one in a nursing home or about to reside in a nursing home, there are certain elements you need to understand. One of these pieces of information is knowing what a medical power of attorney (POA) is. Let's try to explain what kind of power ...

  • Staff to Resident Ratio in Nursing Homes

    Care provided in nursing homes is expensive. Even when the costs are covered by private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare , long-term care facility costs for an older adult can come with a considerable price tag. So, when family members have to decide to place an older person into a nursing ...

  • How to Handle a Combative Dementia Patient with Patience

    When caring for a loved one or a patient with dementia, one of the hardest duties to encounter is when they become combative. Of course, we understand this is just dementia and not really who they are, and we want to be as compassionate and caring as possible. Understanding dementia and symptoms help when dealing with different complexities.

  • Reopening US Nursing Homes - What's The New Normal?

    What’s the "new normal?” The answer to that question lies mainly in the policies of your location. Depending on the reopening phase of the locality, not all facilities are open to visitors yet. CDC guidance is evident on the requirements for cautiously reopening while mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. The practices and policies discussed below were enacted at the coronavirus pandemic outset and will continue indefinitely.

  • Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care: What's the Difference?

    In simplest terms, a patient can pursue a cure while receiving palliative care, while hospice patients forego further treatment. Both approaches emphasize person-centered care and easing uncomfortable or distressing symptoms. Hospice incorporates palliation of symptoms. Many misconceptions about disease management approaches cause patients to become uneasy when healthcare professionals broach either topic.

  • How to Determine Which Nursing Homes in Your Area Have Coronavirus

    With Coronavirus on the uprise, it is essential to know which nursing homes in your area have active cases. Many nursing homes aren't allowing visitors to keep their residents safe. Right this moment, they're taking extra care with disinfecting their long-term care facilities. Knowing which facilities are affected by Coronavirus ...

  • Infection Control in Nursing Homes

    The chain of infection Six conditions contribute to the spread of infection. Removing one link in the chain of infection can halt transmission and potentially save lives. Infectious agents are germs that cause disease. Reservoirs are places in the environment where the germs live, including people, medical equipment, and even ...

  • How to Convince Someone to Go into a Nursing Home Gently

    There is never a time when someone wants to go live in a nursing home or to place a family member or loved one in this type of facility. An estimated one in four people over the age of 65 will spend time in a nursing facility, according to Linda ...

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Trends Post Covid-19

    Skilled nursing industry trends are on the rise and it is needed in these changing and demanding times. Meeting the changing needs is important to everyone.