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11/16/2017Beyond Bingo: Innovative Activities at Today's Nursing Homes

Tuck away that bingo card, because it's wine and cheese night with a side of painting.

By Angela Haupt, Staff Writer |Nov. 16, 2016, at 12:00 a.m

Three groans for the three B’s

Bingo, Bible study and birthday parties – at some nursing homes, that’s as good as it gets. Traditionally, long-term care facilities have come up short in the activities realm, relying on old standbys that aren’t meaningful or particularly enjoyable. But change and innovation are nigh.

11/1/2017 Memory Care Innovations Can Help People Feel More at Home

Refreshed indoor and outdoor design may benefit residents with dementia.

By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer |Nov. 1, 2017, at 1:29 p.m

Attractive colors, improved design and easier ability for people with dementia to spend safe time outdoors: Memory care residences are trying to create more-engaging living spaces.  

10/31/20174 Signs You Need to Seek Long-Term Care for Your Aging Parent

Delaying discussions only undercuts older adults' chances to voice their wishes. By Anna Medaris Miller, Staff Writer |Oct. 31, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

While the vast majority of long-term care moves are made from hospital stays, ideally families talk about these types of decisions before something serious necessitates it.

5/30/2017 Vital Talks to Have Before an Aging Loved One Is Admitted to the ER

Falls and accidents happen routinely. Planning ahead can prevent needless heartache.

3/8/2017 Scientists Identify First Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

By: Dana Dovey

Memory loss and cognitive decline are commonly thought to be the earliest signs of the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer's, but a new study has found declines in glucose levels in the brain come even sooner — before the first symptoms appear. Even better? The same team also believes they have figured out a way to stop these levels from falling in the first place, a finding that could potentially prevent Alzheimer's.


11/9/2016 The Importance of Caring for Yourself While Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s

A movie ticket stub, a piece of candy from Puerto Rico, a program from an opera and a photo taken at a New York Yankees game. These items, strewn across my desk, represent activities caregivers have participated in for themselves – while taking care of someone they love who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

6/10/2016 What is LaPOST?
  The Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document is a quality initiative of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping health care in Louisiana.

Approved as Act 954 in the 2010 regular session of the State Legislature, LaPOST is an evidence-based model designed to improve end-of-life care for those with serious, advanced illnesses.

6/1/2016 What Nursing Home 'Memory Care' Means

Good facilities help residents with dementia stay safe, active and engaged.

By Lisa Esposito June 1, 2016, at 9:53 a.m

"Memory care" has a gentle ring to it, a sense of precious keepsakes highly valued and lovingly tended. In the realm of long-term care, memory care refers to specialized settings offering stepped-up services for people with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. Demand is rising for this type of care – usually found within assisted living facilities and nursing homes – despite the premium cost. If you're thinking about memory care for a family member, here's what to consider.


Did you know that there is a big difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest? The major difference is that HEART ATTACK is a blood flow problem and CARDIAC ARREST is an electrical problem. Both conditions can be deadly, but they are caused by (and treated with) different things.


6/10/2016 Spot a STROKE!


F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. 

6/1/2016 10 Signs of Alzheimer's / Alzheimer’s Association
 Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer's, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. Learn how Alzheimer's affects the brain and take the Brain Tour.


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