Does Moving to a Nursing Home Cause Depression?

Marlo Sollitto, December 2021 Today’s skilled nursing facilities are considerably different from the nursing homes of yesteryear. They feature larger rooms, visits from pets and even gardens. Still, for many seniors, the move to one of these long-term care facilities is representative of the end of the road. The simultaneous loss of independence, a long-timeContinue reading “Does Moving to a Nursing Home Cause Depression?”

House of Generations

First soil turned for a prototype of future care homes that mixes generations Sølund is an ambitious pioneering prototype for integrated urban nursing homes of the future which also acts as a driver for the development of Nørrebro district in Copenhagen. The building includes 360 nursing home units, 150 youth housing, and 20 senior homes,Continue reading “House of Generations”

This Too Shall Pass

What It’s Like Working at a Nursing Home in a Pandemic 5 min read | Oct 2021 A housekeeper shares the experience of providing care for elderly patients suffering from COVID-19. Growing up, whenever something bad happened or I was going through hard times, my grandmother used to say, “This too shall pass.” Born inContinue reading “This Too Shall Pass”

My daughter is in a nursing home

August 24, 2019 • rodkersh1948 It took me a few moments to understand what the old lady was telling me. During a phone conversation – I was checking-in to make sure she was OK, she explained that she had been a little upset the day before when her son-in-law had been taken to hospital. HeContinue reading “My daughter is in a nursing home”

Metropolitan Senior Living Defined

What We Do | Roland Park Place is the only full-service, accredited not-for-profit Life Plan retirement community in Baltimore City and is a leader in aging services for older adults and their families. Roland Park Place offers premier access to city life coupled with the comfort and convenience of suburban living — all within a beautifully landscapedContinue reading “Metropolitan Senior Living Defined”

The Father

The Father eventually unravels itself sufficiently for the viewer to read the situation clearly, even if poor Anthony can’t. By the time he’s found himself alone in a nursing home, we understand what’s happened to him, and the situation is all the more heartrending because Anthony is very much himself. Source:

Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?

By Mark Miller April 1, 2021 Regina Smith has dedicated her career to keeping seniors out of nursing homes. A geriatric social worker at an adult day care network in Indianapolis, she strives to provide services that can help people live independently. But Ms. Smith’s expertise didn’t keep her own mother from a nursing home —Continue reading “Turning Away From Nursing Homes, to What?”

The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape.Continue reading “The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell”

Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes

AGE Platform Allowing staff and residents to manage the nursing home together and giving older persons the feeling that it is their own home, this is the basic idea of the Tubbemoddelen, an innovative bottom-up management model originally set up in the nursing homes of the municipality of Tjörn, Sweden.   Inspired by the visionContinue reading “Tubbemoddelen: Innovative participative management model in Swedish nursing homes”

COVID-19 and long-term care in Hong Kong ….report on the COVID-19 long-term care situation in Hong Kong is available here, key findings are: There have been 1,038 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 27 April 2020. On the positive side, there have been no frontline health care workers affected and no nursing home residents haveContinue reading

Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management Care home residents share air, space, food and equipment, so they also share organisms that can easily cause infection outbreaks, such as viruses and bacteria. They are also more prone and vulnerable to infections, which can lead to death. Care home staff therefore need to be adequatelyContinue reading

Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral

If we could control events, most of us would never want our elders to be so sick that they need the care of a nursing home, especially homes that are still operating in the dark ages, as some of them still are. Many homes have now moved forward into person-centered care, and reluctant caregivers oftenContinue reading “Getting Over the Guilt of Placing a Loved One in a Home – Transition to Nursing Home – Alzheimer’s | HealthCentral”