You’ve taken care of your family member on your own for as long as you can. You’ve exhausted all the home health aide and home nursing resources. It’s no longer an option for them to remain in the home. Now you must make the heart-wrenching decision to move your loved one to a nursing home. … Continue Reading Nursing Home Costs – Who Pays?
The patients that plan ahead, it seems, are most often the ones who recover more quickly. Continue Reading A Nurse’s Perspective on Rehab Care—Planning is Key
Every situation is different, but if you are considering bringing your loved one home to celebrate, you might give thought to the following. Continue Reading Home for the Holidays
As a nurse, my best advice to you is to plan ahead and visit some of your local nursing homes so you can see firsthand how they operate. Call to schedule a tour and, while you are there, look for the following… Continue Reading Checklist for Considering Nursing Facilities
The main goal for any short-term rehabilitation is a successful recovery that allows you, the patient, a safe transition back to your home. In order to reach this goal, there are many things to consider and a whole team of people that will be working together to help you reach that goal. There are 5… Continue Reading How to Prepare for Going Home: Five Key Steps
Too often as hospitalists (physicians devoted to inpatient hospital care), we would treat patients in the hospital, discharge them to a skilled nursing facility for continuing care, only to see them return to the hospital again in a few days or weeks with complications. Continue Reading Prevention is the Best Medicine