Respite Care Services in Sterling Heights, MI

New Study Addresses Caregivers’ Questions about Donepezil For the vast majority of the aging population, avoiding placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a top priority. There are countless ways to go about this, such as hiring in-home care services or using home and community-based services to…

Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Macomb County, MI

At 31 years old, Miriam Reeves just might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church, until Alzheimer’s disease disrupted their plans. Miriam’s father, Bernard, has been living with…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day When Mom is in a Nursing Home Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 8th. For many people, this will mean trying to plan a celebration for an elderly mother living in a nursing home– If your mother lives in a nursing home you will likely be…

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Elderly Often Left Out of Clinical Trials Clinical trials have been used for years and touted as the most reliable testing method for drugs, medical devices and procedures. However, new research indicates that elderly people are often left out of clinical trials. More than half of clinical trials exclude people…

Lower Quality of Care, Fewer Nurses at For-Profit Nursing Homes

Seniors residing in for-profit nursing homes may be receiving lower-quality care than those in government-held or non-profit nursing facilities. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have just released a report concluding that the nation’s ten largest, for-profit nursing home chains tend to have higher rates of “deficiency” (sub-par sanitary…

How to Make a Senior’s Assisted Living Experience Excellent

Over 90 percent of adults in assisted living enjoy residing in their communities, according to a recent survey. The vast majority of elderly inhabitants rated their overall satisfaction with their community as either “good” or “excellent.” About 44,000 seniors participated in the study, which was conducted by the National Research Corporation. Moving…

Nursing Homes Hire Aides With Criminal Histories

Nursing home workers who abuse elderly residents are more likely to have a criminal background. Nearly one out of every five nursing aides who were found guilty of abusing, neglecting or stealing from senior residents have pre-existing criminal records, according to a recent government investigation. The Department of Health and…

Are Dying Seniors Getting The Care They Need?

Nearly one-third of elderly Americans turn to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as hospice, according to a recent analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers from the University of…

Nursing Homes Hire Aides With Criminal Histories

Nursing home workers who abuse elderly residents are more likely to have a criminal background. Nearly one out of every five nursing aides who were found guilty of abusing, neglecting or stealing from senior residents have pre-existing criminal records, according to a recent government investigation. The Department of Health and…