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September 2018 Archives

Is your parent's nursing home hurricane ready?

Florida is known for both its beautiful sunshine and its severe hurricanes. These tropical storms can occur for the whole last half of the year, with the peak season being in late summer to early fall. The damage they cause is devastating, but some of the destruction and other consequences are avoidable through proper preparation.

Protecting your loved one from nursing home negligence

If you are thinking of putting your aging father in a South Florida nursing home because you do not have the time nor the resources to care for him, make sure you choose a facility that has an established track record of success. Many people do not realize there are reputable centers out there that have the appearance of being safe and nurturing environments for seniors but lack the proper resources to deliver upon those expectations in the long run. 

VA nursing homes under fire for poor treatment of patients

One of the major tragedies in the United States is the state of Veterans Administration (VA) nursing homes. Many of these homes have low ratings, which is potentially a result of cases of abuse, neglect and other allegations.

What is the job of an assisted living nurse?

Nurses who work in assisted living facilities have many roles. They're intended to administer medications and supervise administration when it's performed by assistants. They assess residents regularly. They even make plans for residents to keep them medicated, safe and sound while continually assessing the plans to make sure they're right for the patients.

Are only those with significant weight loss malnourished?

Malnutrition is sometimes a problem among the elderly, but at what point is it a result of negligence or abuse? This is something you should understand well before placing a loved one into care. There are certain diseases and illnesses that make it hard to eat or drink, but with appropriate care, many people maintain a healthy body weight thanks to medical interventions.

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