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5 Nursing Home Discharge Facts You Need to Know

Navigating nursing home policies can be a confusing and stressful job. Unfortunately, some nursing homes and care facilities realize this and take advantage. It is important to not only know your rights as a nursing home resident, but also understand nursing home policies and laws. For example, when it comes to discharging residents from the …

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Fractures and Falls: What You Need to Know

According to the CDC, there are roughly 36 million falls among older adults every year. In 2020, those falls resulted in 36,000 deaths. These shocking numbers over the years have led to a number of programs, awareness, advocacy, and research that will hopefully decrease those numbers significantly. Here’s what you need to know about fractures …

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Consumer Voice Research: Transparency & Accountability

For years, the nursing home industry has been bogged down and held back by a lack of transparency and accountability. Not only do the failings as a result of no transparency and accountability affect residents, but it affects staff and community as well. From staffing standards, to food standards, to ensuring quality care, Consumer Voice …

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Battling Senior Loneliness & Dementia With Pets

Creating an aging-friendly world, addressing mental health, and advocating for better, safer living conditions for elderly Americans can be as simple as acknowledging the harm of loneliness. During COVID, we saw a dramatic and damaging uptick in isolation and loneliness among elders. Specifically, among nursing home residents who were barred from seeing loved ones. For …

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3 Tips for Preventing Financial Abuse

Few things cause more anxiety than finances. Everyone, from all age groups and backgrounds, experiences anxiety and uncertainty when it comes to financial decisions and welfare. In fact, according to a Bankrate article, “52 percent of U.S. adults said money has a negative impact on their mental health, including causing stress.” And this doesn’t necessarily …

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