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4 Ways to Create Meaning in Nursing Home Life

The health status of people living nursing home life is often complex. An average person only resides in the home for two years, and many come in after being exposed to traumatic events like the loss of their home, spouse, relatives or friends. Eighty percent of nursing home residents suffer from dementia. These factors influence … Continue reading 4 Ways to Create Meaning in Nursing Home Life

Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes

According to a recent investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, American nursing homes are failing to prevent bedsores and other infections that lead to sepsis, a severe infection that is deadly if not cared for properly. In all nursing homes,  infections often aren’t monitored closely enough to accurately define how many became … Continue reading Investigation Finds Widespread Preventable Sepsis in Nursing Homes