A family caregiver is someone who takes on housekeeping or personal care tasks to an individual who is in need of assistance. Being a caregiver is a 24-hour job and a break from time to time to go on vacation or look after your own needs is very important.
Transfer Trauma is a very huge issue for the older population, especially those with dementia. With that in mind, it is very important to practice proper observation techniques to eliminate unnecessary rehospitalizations.
As older adults continue to age, it becomes increasingly important to keep a proactive eye on their mental health. However, baby boomers also hold the lowest rates of receiving treatment for depression. With these things in mind, it is paramount to provide positive energy to seniors to help combat feelings of depression.
Readmission to a hospital can cause dire trauma for a senior, so much so that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have just announced the expansion of their Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) to include skilled nursing facilities. As of October 1, 2018, CMS will now withhold 2%
Visitors to Spring Hills Assisted Living can often see residents singing, clapping and even dancing to the sounds of music reverberating through the halls. This is usually thanks to the Spring Hills Music Therapy program. Music therapy has been proven in the medical and science communities to immensely improve the