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- Continuity of Care the Cure for Health Care Crisis! The article in the NYT’s Blog post “After Caregiving, Comfort in having helped” tells a common and I believe already well told story. Senior Care, cargiving, dementia Care, Assisted Living and health care in general is difficult, expensive and getting worse every day. AGREED! by Judith Graham. Lets move on to the answer!! CONTINUITY OF CARE IS THE CURE ... Read More
- Physical care VS. Emotional Caring In Assisted Living and Senior Care settings in Las Vegas While all care settings try to differentiate themselves Assisted Living, Home Care, Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Memory Care, Hospice Care, Residential Care, Elder Care all offer the same thing – CARE!
What varies is the degree of caring you get and feel as both a resident and as a staff member or provider. Both resident and ... Read More
- Safe Harbor-Lesson in Assisted Living Mom and Step mom were human. The X- Wife, Susan Sarandon, was jealous of the younger, new wife, Julia Roberts, but in the end when her breast cancer was progressing, the mom, Susan Sarandon, wanted the best for everyone even her X husband, her kids and her rival the Step Mom, Julia Roberts. That is ... Read More
- Family Values, Relationships, and Continuity of Care Affect Value In Senior Care While assembly line style of care, productivity management, and six sigma standards of efficiency work for inanimate products they are not as good when dealing with a social service like Senior Care. We all need to become more aware of Social and Emotional costs and benefits in choosing a Senior Care setting before we make ... Read More
- 8 Mistakes People make When Choosing and Assisted Living and Comments 8 Mistakes People Make When Choosing Assisted Living and our comments below.
By Shawn McGivney MD, RFA
This article from A Place For Mom is a good general article. We feel it could be more helpful if it provided a little more detail on how to do the 8 things. Just saying “don’t over look future needs” ... Read More
- Is physical care different from emotional care in Assisted Living or any Senior Care Setting? Is physical care different from emotional care in Assisted Living or any Senior Care Setting?
By Shawn McGivney
In fact there is a significant difference between doing the physical task of giving a shower and then giving a shower combined with a friendly discussion of recent events, recent visitors, or activities both care giver and resident have ... Read More
- Your Choice-Big Assisted Living Institution or Small Residential Care Home. Your Choice-Big, Assisted Living, Institution or Small Residential Care Home. Feel the power of choosing! Change is part of living! Feel Good that you took the time to look at several places and then made a choice instead of just accepting the first persons suggestion or suggestions of a person you may never see again.
Big ... Read More
- Fear-Abandonment when choosing Assisted Living and senior care settings Fear/ abandonment when choosing Assisted Living and Senior care settings Just saw the movie The Impossible about the 2004 Thailand tsunami and thought how seniors might feel after a devestating accident that put them out of a home and forced them to choose an Assisted Living setting. In the movie the survivors. 230K dead in many ... Read More
- When to Give Up Driving and move to Assisted Living? WHEN TO GIVE UP DRIVING? Story submission by blogger: When she was in her mid-1980s, my mother’s car keys and license were taken away from her by a police officer who found her driving the wrong way down a major road at night. At first she was very angry but eventually, with the help of a ... Read More
- 2013 Brings a 25% pay cut for doctors. How will that affect the frailest seniors and the Assisted Living Care settings they live in? 2013 Brings a 25% pay cut for doctors. How will that affect the frailest seniors and the Assisted Living Care settings they live in?
Tweets, fb posts Do you know how much Medicare pays your doctor on your behalf? How will the 25% Doctor Pay cut affect care for the Frailest Seniors including those living in an Assisted ... Read More