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How to Discuss Skilled Nursing Care With Your Aging Parents

There may come a time when you have to discuss skilled nursing or long-term care with your aging parents. This may be a difficult conversation to start. The thought of our parents growing older and requiring help on a daily basis is difficult. Your parents may be facing the fact that they may need to…

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Opioids and Older Patients

It has been well documented that there is an ongoing opioid crisis in this country. We read and watch news programs outlining the dangers, addictive nature, and negative impact opioids have inflicted on users.  These reports tend to highlight younger people who because of their addiction to opioids have moved to other drugs like heroin.…

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4 Tips to Keeping Your Memory Strong

The human brain is a fascinating thing. It controls everything we do, internally and externally. One of the most interesting things the brain does is allow us to remember. Memories permit us to look back at the parts that make up our lives. This brings happiness and joy to most people. A lot of emphasis…

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The Benefits of Having a Cardiology Program in a Nursing Facility

Patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities directly from hospitals are likely to be more medically complex than those discharged to their homes. Generally, older and sicker patients require more medical oversight and intervention. That being said, SNF’s must provide a high level of cardiac care to those in need to prevent re-hospitalization. While focus on…

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Post-Acute Rehabilitation for Today’s Patients

Post-acute rehabilitation has evolved through the years to better meet patients’ needs. Hospital stays are shorter and shorter, and patients require a robust and dynamic post-acute rehabilitation program. Facilities that have the resources, staff, and vision to provide this are the ones you and your loved ones should consider after a hospitalization.   Types of…

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How to Select the Right Long Term Care Facility

With so many options available today, choosing a long term care facility can be a major challenge on several levels. It, however, can be much more manageable if there is a plan in place. Preparation is key to choosing the right place for you or your loved ones. This article will explore how to make…

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