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CarePatrol top senior placement franchise in nation

January 18, 2017  |  newswire
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CarePatrol Franchise System has been natmed the No. 1 senior placement franchise in the nation for the seventh consecutive year. CarePatrol helps families find assisted living, independent living, memory care and nursing homes. 

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

Two SNF residents died from neglect

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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State investigations on two resident deaths highlight the importance of proper procedures and intervention documentation.

Medicaid Qualified Income Trust a trying process

January 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Adapting anticipation for the holidays

December 21, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears fondly remembers Christmases of years gone by and is learning to make new traditions in the nursing home. 

Carol of the children

December 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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First- and second-graders spent a day singing for nursing home residents and spreading Christmas cheer in Illinois. 

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder make you sad

December 12, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the change of seasons and why she prefers them despite the dark, bitter cold mornings that make her want to go back to sleep. 

Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Chinese nursing home has a family rewards program whereby visits from loved ones can be redeemed for goods or services at the home. The facility has awarded 227 awards worth more than 30,000 yuan (about $4,000 USD) since the program began this fall. 

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the challenge of not being able to run to the store spur of the moment—and the added difficulty of asking someone to shop for you. 

Psychotropics increase falls risk among NH residents

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers have found antipsychotics and antidepressants increase the risk of falls for nursing home residents. That risk increased by nearly three-fold when those residents took at least one prescription on a scheduled basis. 

Hospitalizations increasing among Parkinson's patients in Ireland

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study has found more seniors with Parkinson's disease are being admitted to the hospital for serious but preventable conditions who must then stay at a nursing home following discharge.

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