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Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

In 1987, President Reagan signed a ban on the use of drugs in nursing homes that were prescribed to chemically restrain patients, unless the medications are needed for that patient or other residents’ safety. However, in September 2021, the New York Times has reported that antipsychotic drugs were frequently used on dementia patients in the 2000s, notwithstanding the almost doubled…

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073: Fading Memories

073: Fading Memories

Often, we see caregiving responsibilities fall to family members who are learning as they go. And for people with dementia, even more, challenges are presented. Meet Jennifer Fink, producer and host of Fading Memories Podcast, a show dedicated to helping Alzheimer’s caregivers navigate their journey. After experiencing the difficulties of being a caregiver for her mother, who had Alzheimer’s, Jennifer…

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Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

As you and your loved ones age, you might wonder what are the available options for housing for seniors, and what is the right fit? The good news is that there are several broad options for senior housing and within each option is a spectrum of smaller options to best meet your needs. We will break each housing option down…

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063: Aging in Place: It Takes a Village

063: Aging in Place: It Takes a Village

While there are a variety of senior living communities and assisted living options, a majority of older adults want to age in place for as long as possible. Many, however, need assistance to do so, but that doesn’t always mean hiring caregivers. For some, help with chores and simple daily tasks like grocery shopping or changing a lightbulb can make…

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038: COVID-19 + Elder Care: What You Need to Know

038: COVID-19 + Elder Care: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that our most vulnerable population during this COVID-19 pandemic has been our seniors and older adults. They need extra protection and closer oversight because of the isolation they have been put in. The questions that remain include things like, “Who is there to make sure necessary care doesn’t fall through the cracks?” “How can I stay in…

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