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”

Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA

Senior’s Are Living Longer than Ever/// Life expectancy jumped by 10 years since 1960, and by 2060, it’s expected to rise from 79 to 85. The Aging Population Is Growing at a Rapid Rate/// In the last 10 years, the senior population has increased by and it’s expected to double from 49 million to 98Continue reading “Ageing and Assisted Living in the USA”

Congregate Care, Residential Treatment and Group Home, State Legislative Enactments 2014-2019

10/30/2020 Just over 400,000 American children live in foster care, and some 55,000 reside in group homes, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric institutions and emergency shelters. This type of placement—called “congregate care”—may be beneficial for children who require short-term supervision and structure because their behavior may be dangerous. However, many officials believe that children who don’t needContinue reading “Congregate Care, Residential Treatment and Group Home, State Legislative Enactments 2014-2019”

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”

Differences between assisted living homes and nursing homes

The infographic, whilst part of marketing the assisted living services, shows up the differences in the USA as not being the same as between care homes with and without nursing in the UK. (Residential Forum is thinking about the future of residential care in the UK) Source: https://ecogreenlove.com/2020/11/17/assisted-living-nursing/

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”

Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions

Adopted April, 2020 “This is the sixteenth in a series of papers by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues facing the field of residential interventions. The purpose of these papers is to stimulate dialogue and self-examination among organizations, stakeholders, policymakers, and the field. ACRC is the longest standing association focused exclusivelyContinue reading “Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Practice: The Importance of Predictability in Residential Interventions”

Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes

Adopted January, 2012 This is in a series of papers being issued by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues and opportunities facing the field of residential treatment. ACRC is the longest standing USA national association focused exclusively on the needs of children and youth who require residential treatment, and their families.Continue reading “Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes”

Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

Maarit Heinonen-SmithAssociate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21 Exploring the vertical retirement village concept Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independentContinue reading “Vertical retirement villages: On the up!”

Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California

The pandemic has highlighted poor care in America’s nursing homes, where nearly 175,000 people have died of COVID-19 — a third of all deaths in the country. Even before the pandemic, advocates pointed to dangerous conditions in U.S. nursing homes, including staffing shortages and infection control failures. Many nursing homes didn’t provide quality care, theyContinue reading “Despite License Denials, Nursing Homes Can Keep Operating In California”

Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers

Welcome to Hospice-101.com: A Website Designed to help families, friends, patients, and loved ones understand what to expect on the End-of-Life Journey with Hospice. This was created and is managed in a small, local hometown in Wisconsin by a Hospice RN Case Manager with 7-years experience as a Hospice Nurse, and is a Certified HospiceContinue reading “Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers”

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?”

Therapeutic residential care: A necessary option for foster youth with greater needs

The tide of opinion in the U.S. child welfare arena has been turning against institutional settings for foster youth for some time. A spate of reports of child abuse and improper disciplinary techniques in residential facilities for young people has intensified calls for the elimination of residential care as an option for foster youth. ButContinue reading “Therapeutic residential care: A necessary option for foster youth with greater needs”

A Unique Children’s Hospice that Combines Zen and Christian Principals

Tim Langdell – Academia.edu – 2015 The hard, cold fact is that in our society children are apparently not “meant” to die: yet on average every day, in Southern California alone, a child dies of cancer or some other terminal disease, often dying in agony arising from our society’s obsession with cure over comfort, andContinue reading “A Unique Children’s Hospice that Combines Zen and Christian Principals”

Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance This report offers recommendations for strengthening child-sensitive reception, care and services for unaccompanied children in the United States. Drawing on UNICEF’s global experience, international guidance, and the insights of key stakeholders, the report intends to offer a constructive, solutions-oriented vision for addressing the challenges related to child-sensitive reception and care withinContinue reading “Building Bridges for Every Child: Reception, Care and Services to Support Unaccompanied Children in the United States”