How To Choose Nursing Home ?  

How To Choose Nursing Home ?

When a loved one requires nursing home care, it can be one of the toughest decisions to make. First accepting that the loved one requires nursing care and then trying to find one that suits your loved one's needs can drive a person mad. However, if you follow a few pointers, it is not that difficult to choose a nursing home for a loved one. More...

 

Nursing Home Costs And Medicaid

Nursing Home Costs And Medicaid

Medicaid is a state provided insurance plan. It pays for the nursing home and medications for people whose income is low. People have to be eligible to qualify for Medicaid programs. The eligibility criteria for every state vary. There are certain restrictions of using Medicaid. For instance, the program pays just when a patient visits a health facility or nursing home that is certified by the government.   More...

Fall Protection Program For Nursing Homes

Fall Protection Program For Nursing Homes

In nursing homes, the biggest danger is a senior losing balance and falling down. Preventing that from happening is a very big challenge. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services define a fall as a failure to maintain the right posture while lying, sitting or standing and losing balance suddenly. Today, there is a steady increase in fall related injuries among the elderly, especially in nursing homes. That is why there is need for nursing homes to have a fall protection program in place. More...

 

Alternative Choices For Nursing Home Residents

Alternative Choices For Nursing Home Residents

Just because someone is old and requires help with daily living activities, it is not necessary to put the person into a nursing home. There are alternatives to nursing homes which family members should explore before making a decision. The decision should be based on the health of the person, lifestyle, age, and whether the person requires any special type of medical care. More...

History Of Nursing Homes

History Of Nursing Homes

A book entitled No Place Like Home written by Karen Buhler-Wilkerson talks about the history of nursing homes in the US. According to the book, nursing at home started out in South Carolina in the city of Charleston by the Ladies Benevolent Society in the 1840s. However, it was only in the 1920s that an insurance company allowed nurses to visit homes of people who had life insurance policies. It was in the 19th century that nursing homes for the old were set up. Prior to this period, the society looked at the family to take care of their aging and ailing loved ones. More...

Laws For Nursing Homes

Laws For Nursing Homes

When people grow old and frail, they are unable to defend themselves, physically and mentally. Many of these seniors end up in nursing homes where they do not get the kind of care they deserve. Fortunately, there are laws for nursing homes and if these laws are broken, action can be taken against the culprits. More...

 

 

 

    
 

Laws And Nursing Home       Nursing homes provide care for the elderly. All nursing homes must maintain the highest level of quality as per federal laws. Any nursing home that receives funds from federal government should maintain and comply with the standards set by them. Every state has set of rules with which nursing homes must comply. Some states have tougher laws. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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