In part one of this article (click here to read it), we discussed the growing numbers of elderly population requiring long term care. We realize that there are challenges and difficulties that you as a case manager face in helping families decide how, when and where to transition an elderly loved one. In this article

It is estimated that 70% of people that are turning 65 will require long term care for an average of 3 years with one of those years being in a nursing facility.¹ Individuals age 85 and older represent the fastest growing segment of population currently and in the future.² In 2012, there was an estimated

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A stroke happens when brain tissue dies because a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, or because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This is a serious condition and strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the USA according to the CDC. In average, one American dies from stroke every

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The Lakeland metropolitan area – including Winter Haven – has 27 nursing homes. Here are some of the top rated by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rating measures health inspections, nurse staffing, and medical quality of care. Examples of top rated nursing homes in the Lakeland, Florida area include: Florida Presbyterian

Jacksonville is a popular city – it is the largest in the State of Florida by population and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. In 2014 there were 49 nursing homes in the Jacksonville metropolitan area. 18 reached an overall five star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Miami and Fort Lauderdale are popular cities both for living and visiting. In 2014 there were 145 nursing homes in this metropolitan area. 60 reached an overall five star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rating measures health inspections, nurse staffing, and medical quality of care. Some nursing homes are

A nursing home is a place for someone who needs care around the clock, but isn’t so sick that they have to be in a hospital. Many who live in nursing homes are seniors, but these facilities are intended for anyone who suffers a severe or debilitating illness and is unable to care for themselves.

Nursing homes are often associated with the elderly, but they’re really for anyone who needs more care than can be given in a home, but who doesn’t need to be in a hospital. Most nursing homes have skilled nurses available around the clock, and some are even set up like hospitals with medical care, physical

It is important for health and well being to have a sense of belonging and a place to call home. These needs in no way disappear as we age, and this often clashes with decreased independence. Our society attaches a stigma to old age, and moving into a specialized environment can feel like the end

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