You’ve probably heard the term “sandwich generation” (it was even added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary). Basically, it refers to someone who is “sandwiched” between taking care of their aging parents while also taking care of their children or adult children. This type of caregiver is often pulled in two directions at the same time. Senior Living.org breaks it down even further by creating three … Continued
October is Resident Right Month. Older adults deserve dignity as they age. The 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law ensured this by requiring nursing homes to “promote and protect the rights of each resident.” What does this mean? There are certain rights that nursing homes must adhere to if they accept Medicare and Medicaid, including: The right to be … Continued
October is Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. Older adults tend to be shown in pop culture as being sad because they feel isolated or are suffering with loss. It’s important to distinguish between sadness and clinical depression. According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization, depression affects 7% of older adults internationally; ¼ of deaths … Continued
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