COFFEE…But What are the Benefits?

We drink coffee in the morning with our coworkers, coffee in the afternoon with a friend to catch up, coffee after dinner with family for dessert, coffee in the evening on a first date. The beauty of coffee is not only the ability to make you feel rejuvenated and an opportunity to bring people together, but it also has some surprisingly proven health benefits when ingested in moderation. Coffee has many antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. With National coffee day coming up on October 1, we wanted to use this time to educate and celebrate all of coffee’s benefits! 1. Coffee can improve your energy levels Coffee contains a stimulant called caffeine.When you dr

Nursing Home Medications

We understand that it’s important for families to know what medications their loved ones are taking, what they do, and the importance of them. We encourage family members to be aware and involved in resident care. A resident and their sponsor has the right to be informed about the resident’s condition, treatment options, risks and benefits of treatment, expected outcomes of treatment, and the right to refuse care and treatment including medications. Medications can be addressed and explained in care plan meetings. While we will only cover a few medications in this blog, please feel free to ask your loved one’s nurse about their current medication regime. Medications play an integral role in

Assisted Living or Nursing Home?

This week is National Assisted Living Week. This annual observance encourages communities to celebrate individuals living in assisted living facilities and help to educate the public about long term care. A question we often hear from families inquiring about long term care is a very common one. Does my loved one need an assisted living or nursing home? To answer that question, we need to know more information. Are you choosing long term care because your loved one can no longer take care of their property? Are they having difficulties cooking, cleaning, doing laundry? Did this decision come because children and support family live out of town and cannot help out or cannot afford sitters du

National Grandparent’s Day!

National Grandparent’s Day is coming up! Sunday, September 11 to be exact. This holiday originated in 1970 with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. As a mother to 15 and grandmother to 40, she wanted to set aside a day just for grandparents. She felt it was important for the youth in the community to learn about the important contributions seniors have made throughout history. She also found cause for the origination of this holiday to support the lonely elderly in nursing homes. She hoped grandkids all over the nation would use this day to tap into the wisdom and history their grandparents could provide and encourage others to “adopt” a grandparent. President Jimm

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