Choosing Your Next Level of Care

Many times after a serious injury or illness, the need for additional 24-hour medical assistance is needed to help a person heal, properly rehabilitate and ensure that he or she is in stable condition before returning home. What most people don’t know is that there are different options when choosing a continued care provider after your primary acute hospital stay. Each organization can vary by the length of stay, therapy intensity and type of medical

What Do I Do Now?

“My Nurse Case Manager has told me that the doctors are discharging me and I need to be transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility.” Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF’s) are specialized health care centers that provide a wide array of therapeutic services to continue to make you well so that you can return to home as soon as possible. In today’s world, hospitals are places where only the most acute and unstable patients are cared for

The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA

The National Placement Referral Alliance – NPRA, is a national membership organization formed to protect family choice for older adults. They provide education, promote best industry practices to pursue ethical and professional responsibility in the communities their members serve. The NPRA provides a platform locally from which their members can express their views on industry practices, legislation, rules, and regulations. “At the NPRA, our driving force is to improve the processes for the nation’s senior

Nursing Home Care is Not a One-Way Street, But Rather a Collaborative Partnership

Choosing a nursing home is one of the most important decisions we will make for our loved ones. When looking for a nursing home, it can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to consider: EDEN CERTIFIED HOMES — Our Elders have so much to teach us. The Eden Alternative philosophy asserts that no matter how old we are or what challenges we live with, life is about continuing to grow. Building on this new paradigm,

Why Ask for Family Care Space at Senior Living Communities

Why ask for Family CareSpace when touring communities: Faster Call Button Response Time Care staff know where you are when help is requested Resident Centered Care Support Specific resident care requirements are easily implemented in the   Family CareSpace System- Easy To Use Private Family Portal Stay connected with family & friends, sharing photos/videos, activities/events, care updates/changes, location in community Why Ask Your Agency For Family HomeCare Space Why ask for Family HomeCareSpace when interviewing

Help! My Parents Need Senior Living Options

So, when is it a “good time” to start looking for a senior community for a loved one? The answer is, “the sooner, the better.” The more prepared you are on the front end, that will help alleviate some of the stress down the road. However, there are some “triggers” that can point to a loved one needing additional assistance or care: 1 Your family member is in the hospital or skilled nursing/rehab recovering from