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June 2018 Archives

The bullying epidemic in nursing homes

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you will want to make sure that the later years of his or her life are filled with comfort, safety and happiness. The nursing home itself has a responsibility to make sure that your loved one is taken care of and made to feel welcome and comfortable. However, unfortunately, this is not the experience of all nursing home residents.

How to spot and stop elder abuse

Over the next 20 years, it is expected that Ohio's population will grow by a meager 2 percent, whereas its elderly population will shoot up by 40 percent. This discrepancy means that elders could be more prone to abuse, especially those in nursing homes. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how to spot abuse and how to put an end to it.

Tips for finding the right caretaker

Seniors deserve the same care and support they have given their families over the years. The next step in their living situation is important. Many seniors prefer to stay at home versus a nursing home. Deciding on in-home care takes the same amount of thought and consideration as choosing the right assisted living center. There are two main categories for in-home health care services. Non-medical help assists with daily living while home health care calls for a licensed health professional. There are a variety of different in-home services to choose from, depending on your elder’s needs and expectations of the caregiver.

A North Ridgeville man is struck, killed by a semi along I-90

A man who was struck by a tractor-trailer in one of Interstate 90's eastbound lanes on Thursday, June 14, has died. The 2 p.m. incident that claimed his life occurred right around mile marker 151 south of where State Route 611 intersects with I-90 in Avon.

How many dementia residents wander from nursing homes?

Data collected by physican researchers working of a 2012 study published in the Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging journal highlighted some staggering realities as it relates to nursing home residents and their propensity to wander from them.

Tips for finding a safe nursing home

Your parents are aging, need specialized care and can no longer live on their own. So, it is time to consider beginning the conversation with your parents about possibly moving into a nursing home. It may be the last thing that you and your family members want to do, but you realize there are certain things you cannot do to care for your parents properly.

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