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Planning for long term care is often done for a loved one, as it becomes needed. However, long-term care should be thought of in advance.  It is hard to imagine getting into an accident or having an injury that could cause long-term care, or aging...

May is recognized as the National Stroke Awareness Month.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  Stroke Awareness month is highly promoted and important, because statistics show that 80 percent of strokes may be...

What is an Adult Care Home? An adult care home, also known as an assisted living residence, is a facility where residents who cannot live alone or choose to no longer live by themselves reside.  An individual may need to reside at an adult care home...

Understanding basic medical terminology is becoming more and more helpful in everyday life. But, if you are working in any aspect of the healthcare industry, having a little background can be a useful tool for a successful career. Medical terminology is a language defining the human...

Most of us are familiar with the terms nursing home or senior living or maybe even skilled nursing facility.  All of these facilities provide Long Term Care to their patients.  Long Term Care can range in duration from short term to long term, depending on...

Our mission as healthcare providers and educators is to improve the health and healthcare of those worldwide. In order to support this mission, we must think critically in our everyday work and activities. Critical thinking is defined by Webster as “the objective analysis of facts...

Drug interactions are when a drug is taken along with another substance that then causes the drug to perform differently.  Drug interactions are important to be aware of and know how to avoid because of the potential harm they can cause.  According to a recent...

In 1983, President Reagan declared November to be the national Alzheimer’s disease awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million Americans today, compared to less than 2 million when November was first termed the national awareness month.  It is important to know and be able...

7 Tips To Improve Your Bedside Manner Today Have you ever wondered how you can connect better with your patients, or have higher satisfaction scores and decrease overall complaints?  Improving your bedside manner is the answer!  Bedside manner, by Wikipedia definition, is a term describing how...

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, determined by your feelings and an evaluation based on your perception of yourself. And a healthy sense of self-esteem, we're told, is critical to success in any undertaking. If you're lucky enough to have strong self-esteem, it may be hard...

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