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Happily Ever Aging
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Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

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Rehabilitation Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 20th, 2013

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is September 15 -21 and senior communities like assisted living are taking time to spotlight the quality rehab services offered by both skilled care facilities and senior care residences. These facilities help seniors in their post-surgical care, aiding their recovery and enhancing their quality of life.

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Discharge Planning Checklist: Short Term Rehab

By: Elizabeth Bemis
June 21st, 2013

      Your mom or dad is about to be discharged from the hospital or short term rehab, but you just don’t feel they are ready to be home, managing on their own. That’s when a discharge planning checklist becomes necessary. The checklist is your guide to getting questions answered from the medical team that will promote the highest level of after-care outcome for your mom or dad.

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National Nurse’s Assistant Week: What to Expect from a Skilled Nurse

By: Elizabeth Bemis
June 12th, 2013

 As National Nurse’s Assistant Week kicks off June 13 – June 23, in recognition of those dedicated to ensuring the well being of our loved ones, we use this opportunity to shine a light on what seniors can expect when in the capable hands of a nurse’s assistant. 

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Celebrating Nurses in Skilled Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

By: Elizabeth Bemis
May 6th, 2013

Families are often in the middle of a health crisis with their aging loved one when they have to sort out the difference between the care offered at skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities.  Skilled nursing facilities are commonly referred to as nursing homes and are licensed healthcare facilities that are inspected and regulated by the state’s Department of Public Health and have nurses on staff 24-hours each day. Long and short-term care is available for those who need rehabilitation services or suffer from serious or persistent health issues that are too complicated to be tended to at assisted living.

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