Washington State’s I-1163: Stricter Standards for Senior Care

As November 8 elections approach, Washington State voters are facing an important question. “In the midst of a state and federal budget crisis, can we afford more rigorous qualifications and testing for our caregivers?” The initiative, I-1163, proposes to spend extra millions to ensure that seniors and others in need of long-term care are receiving […]

Daughter of Dementia Patient Sues Nursing Home Over Abuse

Haverford, Pennsylvania’s Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community is facing a lawsuit over the negligent and abusive care of a dementia patient. The woman complained of mistreatment, but nursing home officials played off the claims as part of her dementia. The woman’s daughter, Mary French, installed a secret video camera in a clock radio in Mary’s […]

Half of Inspected UK Hospitals Malnourish Elderly Patients

The results of a Care Quality Commission inspection in the United Kingdom will be published officially next week, but initial findings are already alarming. Out of 100 hospitals, 49 neglected to meet nutritional standards, and 17 raised serious concerns about the care of their senior patients. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals, for one, had a ward in […]

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Hydration Tips for Seniors During Summer

Summer temperatures have been been brutal for some parts of the country this year, and staying hydrated is key to surviving in the heat. Hydration is particularly important for seniors, who need to ensure that they get enough fluids to help prevent any heat-related illnesses. Seniors are prone to developing heat-related illnesses during the hot […]

You Are Not Alone Programs Gaining in Popularity

You Are Not Alone (YANA) programs are gaining in popularity across the U.S., as more communities look to volunteers to help check on local seniors who live alone or are home bound. California cities like Anaheim and Hesperia have YANA programs and so does the city of El Dorado in Colorado. Now another city is […]

Yoga Gaining in Popularity With Senior Citizens at Nursing Homes

Yoga has slowly become one of the more popular exercise choices among seniors in the U.S., as it is a great low-impact activity that can even be performed while sitting in a chair or lying in a bed. Not only do doctors sometimes recommend yoga to their senior patients, but the health effects of yoga […]

Maria Shriver Continues to Raise Awareness on Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver is a longtime advocate for families who have a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, as she has personally been affected by it with her father Sargent Shriver who was diagnosed in 2003. Shriver was the executive producer in a documentary series on HBO called The Alzheimer’s Project, which went on to win […]

Community Residents Upset Over Planned Nursing Home

Jewish Home Lifecare is slowly working on plans to construct a new cutting edge “Green House” nursing home facility in Manhattan on West 100th, to replace their existing facility which is on West 106th Street.  However, this proposed project is causing an uproar from residents in the community, who feel that this new nursing home […]

Infographic Provides Insight Into Nursing Home CNA Salaries

Certified Nursing Assistants are an integral part of daily life at almost every hospital, as they perform a variety of routine tasks under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Not only do Certified Nursing Assistants play an important role in hospitals, but they also are key in the day-to-day at nursing […]

Study Suggests Seniors Could Benefit From Zinc Supplements

Researchers from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, recently studied the immune response and respiratory infections in roughly 600 seniors who were living at nursing care facilities around Boston. The research was led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, and was funded by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National […]

Connecticut Nursing Home Up For Sale

Over the last few years the Jewish Home For The Aged on Davenport Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, has been struggling to pay their bills to stay in business. The local Department of Social Services said the nursing home had reported losing $845,000 in 2009, $830,000 in 2008, and $953,000 in 2007. After years of […]

Nursing Graduates Advised to Take Nursing Home Jobs

Over the last decade the nursing industry has been growing rapidly as older nurses retired and the elderly populations continued to increase. A few years ago there were many hospital recruiters who were aggressively looking to hire new nursing student graduates, but the market has shifted and it is now taking much longer to secure […]

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