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Nursing Home Mealtimes With Dementia

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

At nursing home mealtimes, I served as a hospice volunteer at several Detroit, Michigan nursing homes for many years. All the nurse aides were occupied feeding residents at other tables and experiencing their own mealtime problems. "Food? What food?"

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School-Nursing Home Partnerships (Service-Learning, Dementia)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

I have had many occasions as an educator to implement and consult on intergenerational partnerships between schools and nursing homes. Students can also do school performances at nursing homes. Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website.

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Improving Nursing Home Quality: Jasmine Travers, Alice Bonner, Isaac Longobardi, and Mike Wasserman

GeriPal

Summary Transcript Summary In April 2022, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued a report on how the United States delivers, regulates, finances, and measures the quality of nursing home care. Improving nursing home quality.

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The Top Responsibilities of a Nursing Home

Caregiver Support Services

Know the responsibilities of a nursing home so that you can ensure that your loved one is happy, comfortable, and safe. Nursing Home Care at a Glance. Nursing homes are responsible for: Developing a care plan.

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Foolproof Ways To Build Better Relationships With Nursing Homes

Hospice Nurse Hero

Hospice care is delivered anywhere the patient calls home and for many elderly, this includes the nursing home. Learn how you can build better relationships with nursing homes while delivering quality hospice care. BENEFITS FOR NURSES. with different nurses.

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Understanding the Variability in Care of Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

GeriPal

If you develop dementia, odds are you will spend the last months to years of your life in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: Discussion of a Multinational Trial with Lieve Van den Block. Ruth: Again, we included 14 nursing homes.

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Hospice in Nursing Homes

Hospice Advantage Solutions

CMS has issued new Interpretive Guidelines for nursing homes which will be implemented on November 28th.

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Nursing Home Administrator Hiring, Retention Challenges Deepen Industry Labor Struggles

Caregiver Support Services

Staffing challenges continue to strain skilled nursing facilities, and not just at the caregiver level. Dr. Eboni Green CEO/Co-Founder of Caregiver Support Services was interviewed regarding Nursing Home Administers Hiring and Retention Struggles.

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"Missing" - An Older Adult, Loneliness Poem

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Whether at home or in institutions, loneliness can be both difficult and dangerous for their overall health. Missing” is one of sixteen original poems at the end of each chapter in Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes. A hospice volunteer, I wrote it after witnessing the sadness of lonely nursing home residents who were missing the missing. "She waited, grasping like a New Year's resolution."

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Ancestor Tribute: Hospice, Dementia Poem

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

A hospice volunteer, I admired her brown, wrinkled hands often when I visited her weekly at a Detroit, Michigan nursing home. Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website. Elderly Hands Nursing Home Reflections of a Hospice Volunteer

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The Georgia Mass Choir - Come On In The Room

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link

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Are You Asking People to Tell You Your Name?

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

As a hospice volunteer over 20 years mostly in Detroit nursing homes, I have learned there is no one way of handling dementia issues. When each visit ended, we BOTH had created more wonderful memories of our special time together at the nursing home.

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Can Volunteer Service Choose You?

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

I have been a hospice volunteer for twenty years, most of them in urban nursing homes. Once in high school as part of a school club, I visited a nursing home where I fed a woman jello. Years later, jello still reminded me of her and the nursing home, but not in a good way. Although I had plenty to do on my crowded plate, I felt right at home. Later, he was placed in a nursing home that he said the invisible people did not like.

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Nurse of the Week: Home Health Nurse Julie Lakomiak Donates A Kidney to Someone She’s Never Met

Daily Nurse

Last Wednesday, Julie Lakomiak, a home health nurse from Plainfield, Illinois, donated her kidney to a “non-directed recipient.” This week, she’s our Nurse of the Week. But as a nurse for almost 20 years, she wanted to help someone in need and make others […].

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End-of-Life Dreams and Visions (ELDVs)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

The following is a true nursing home experience that my hospice patient shared with me about an unusual trip she said she had taken the day before I visited her: (Excerpt from my book Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes ) “What did you do today?”

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Alzheimer's Dementia Reflections (Video 4:44)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers.

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Dying: Being in Control (Research, Hospice Story)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

There are three other ladies in this nursing home who are older than that. Excerpt from Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes ) Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Poem for Older Adult Senior Communities

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Healthcare workers wearing full-body protection suits seem sinister, surreal, surprising in a place known as home. Frances Shani Parker Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. They know you, a bold executioner roaming their halls seeking humans to complete your pandemic purpose.

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Dementia Violence in Healthcare

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

As a hospice volunteer in Detroit, Michigan nursing homes, I viewed dementia as a fluttering bee. There were times when nursing home residents with dementia were rude or violent. Aggression and violence in nursing homes, unfortunately, is not as rare as many may think.

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Becoming Dead Right in 10 Steps

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers.

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Older Adults and Robotic Dogs: Meet Aibo

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

"Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link]. Robotic Pets for Older Adult Seniors Sony Aibo Robotic Dog. Jennie Robotic Therapy Dog by Tombot

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A Great-Grandmother Who Listened

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

"Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link]. African American Black Lives Matter Colored Great-Grandmother Jim Crow Laws Listening Negro Racism Segregation

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Spirituality, Cancer, and Aging

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog , Frances Shani Parker's Website Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link].

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Hospice Volunteer Meets Patient Living With Dementia

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker "That's Henrietta sitting by herself at the table," the nurse said to me. Henrietta was going to be my new hospice patient, my first at this particular nursing home. I'll eat when I go home.

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Caregiver Abuse and Solutions

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

To report abuse in a nursing facility, call the Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Division on their statewide hotline, 800-24-ABUSE (800-242-2873). Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website. It is often said that everyone has a breaking point.

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Sexuality, Healthcare, and Older Adults (Video 3:24)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Primary care providers and nurse practitioners may need more older adult sexuality training themselves to meet the needs of this growing and changing population when they initiate more sexuality discussions with patients.

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Life After Death Dementia Story

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

This true story is from my book Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes. At sixty-five, she was the youngest person assigned to me after years of volunteering at various Detroit nursing homes. Then you can take her home with you.

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Dying in Control (Research, Hospice Story)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

There are three other ladies in this nursing home who are older than that. Excerpt from Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes ) Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website.

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Senior Living Options

Home With Help

When a senior or elderly person lives in their own home, this is called aging in place. Others hire an in-home care agency, like Home With Help® to take care of the things they can’t do any longer on their own. Nursing Homes.

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Home Care Moms: Superheroes on the Homefront

Hearts for Home Care

Home care affects more people beyond the individual who directly receives that care. One reason so many across the US prefer home care over institutional care is that it keeps individuals at home among their friends and loved ones.

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Virtual Legislative Home Visit Shows the Power of Keeping Families Together

Hearts for Home Care

and she now is now bed-bound and paralyzed, relying on high-quality nursing care to receive her nutrition through a feeding tube and to maintain her breathing through a tracheostomy and a ventilator. That type of care would simply not be given somewhere like nursing homes.”.

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Black Children and Healthcare Disparities (Video 2:48)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers.

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Asexuality Among the Old and Young (Video 4:55)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and ebook editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers.

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Pandemic Hope and Healing (Video 2:29)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. "The wound is not my fault. But the healing is my responsibility."

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Hoarders: Who? Why? How? (Blog Video 3:39)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

In the following video, the unsanitary conditions at a California home caused the owner to become sick and hospitalized. Frances Shani Parker's Website Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link].

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Is Death Often More Pleasant Than We Imagine? (Research, Good Death Video 2:49)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Hoping to inspire a conversation about facing death, he let photographer Joshua Bright take pictures of his last days on Earth at home in hospice care. Many people, even some who work in healthcare, believe that death is always something to dread. Are they right?

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Empathy in Healthcare

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker is author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. Her blog is Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog. Visit her website at [link] Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link].

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Kinship Care: What is it?

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

He was admitted immediately and later placed with other AIDS patients in an isolated section of a nursing home. Frances Shani Parker Frances Shani Parker is author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and off-line booksellers. Visit Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog and Frances Shani Parker's Website.

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Do You Believe in Cancer and Coronavirus Miracles? Here's research.

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

With the help of his care team after 31 days, Kevin finally was well enough to go home and share his miraculous story. Frances Shani Parker's Website Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link].

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Body Disposal, Funeral (Video 5:45)

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers.

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Male Caregiver Interview: Frances Shani Parker and Frank Gasiorek

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

As the years passed and more personal care and attention were needed, my mother stated she did not want to live her final years outside of her home. I am the professional person providing home care. I did contract some part-time assistance with homecare nursing for the short term.

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Advance Care Planning Discussion: Susan Hickman, Sean Morrison, Rebecca Sudore, and Bob Arnold

GeriPal

Alex: We are delighted to welcome to the GeriPal podcast, Susan Hickman, who is professor at the Indiana University schools of nursing and medicine, and is director of the IU Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. Summary Transcript Summary.

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Cremation Pros and Cons

Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

Frances Shani Parker, Author Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is available in paperback and e-book editions in America and other countries at online and offline booksellers. Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog , Frances Shani Parker's Website Frances Shani Parker, Author "Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes" [link] Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog [link].

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