No one wants to place a loved one in a nursing home. But should the time come that you have to learn how they work, about inspection reports, patients rights, payment options, what an Ombudsman is and more.
“I Promised My Parents I'd Never Put Them in a Nursing Home”
Many family caregivers vow to never place their aging parents or spouses in a nursing home. But when their needs increase and caring for them at home becomes a struggle, a promise that was made in good faith often becomes a source of guilt and contention.
25 Things You Learn When Working in a Nursing Home (Humor)
By: Wendy Wu, R.D., M.S. 1) Positive attitude works wonders. Have a sense of humor. 2) Hand-washing saves lives. 3) A patient asking the same question over and over again becomes a little funny rather than annoying. 4) How to lock and operate a wheel chair and recliner. 5) How difficult it is to move…
When a Senior with Dementia Says, ‘I Just Want to Go Home’
It's heartbreaking to hear a loved one say, “I want to go home,” regardless of whether they’re already in their own house or now living in a senior living facility. How can family caregivers help calm and comfort them without giving them false hope?