Nursing Home: When Is It Time?

Talking with your elderly parent or grandparent about health care is tough.  Especially when the talk revolves around a possible admission to the nursing home. It is everyone’s hope to stay at home for the duration of their lives. But sometimes changing health conditions, declining physical ability or dementia make even the most  comfortable home a …

Five New Years Resolutions Baby Boomers Should Make In 2016

As the clock ticks down on 2015, most Baby Boomers have given some thought to making a few resolutions for the new year. The annual ritual of resolution usually includes promises to lose weight, save money or engage in some type of self-improvement. If you are one of over 43 million people (according to the family …

Today’s Nursing Homes

If you are like most people, when you hear the words “nursing home’ you tend to cringe.  The thought of a stereo-typical nursing home may bring feelings of sadness, sympathy or fear depending on each individuals perception. Those perceptions are re-inforced by the horror stories reflected in media reports about those who have been abused or …

Alternative To Nursing Home Care: Three Options

Maybe You Don’t Need A Nursing Home Nursing homes are places where patients receive a variety of services like Sub-Acute rehab and long-term care for those who need 24-hour nursing care. But nursing home care is not for everyone.  The need for daily assistance to complete everyday tasks such as bathing, cooking and dressing doesn’t mean …