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Thinking Of Entering A Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Continuing care retirement communities in California promise to provide “care to an elderly resident for the duration of his or her life or for a term in excess of one year.” They usually provide independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Residents transition from one level to another as their care needs change.

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How Are Nursing Homes Organized?

While there are variations in each nursing home, this chart will give you a general idea of nursing home organization. When you have questions or concerns about the care of your loved one in a nursing home.  

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Keeping Nursing Home Residents Active and Engaged

Nursing homes in California are required to have extensive activity programs for their residents. These programs are designed to keep nursing home residents active, physically and mentally, and to keep them from languishing in their rooms.

Knowing these regulations will help your loved one make the most of activity programs in their nursing home.

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Modesto memory care center cited for numerous violations

Excerpted from a recent Modesto Bee article:

Modesto memory care center cited for numerous violations. Facility may lose license.

A state agency is taking legal action to revoke the license of a residential care facility in Modesto for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Fact Or Fiction? Reading Nursing Home Charts

If you are a nursing home resident, have an appropriate power of attorney, have the resident’s consent, or are the resident’s “personal representative,” you are entitled to inspect the resident’s “patient records.” The nursing home must permit “this inspection during business hours within five working days after receipt of the request.”

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The Sound You Hear Is The Courthouse Door Closing

When you are being admitted to a nursing home, you will be asked to sign a lot of papers. Some are necessary for admission. For example, you must sign a “Standard Admission Agreement.” This agreement is mandated by the State and may not be altered by the nursing home.

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Care Facility Admission Checklist

Admission to a nursing home or residential care facility is difficult and stressful, both for the person being admitted and for families. Before you or your loved one is admitted, it is important to learn as much as possible about the nursing home or residential care facility. Here’s a checklist to help you through the process.

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Deformity of Hand and Wrist

Bea had a busy and active retirement. She went quad riding, traveled in her motorhome and loved fishing. She was able to take care of all of her own needs. She broke her left arm. It was surgically repaired and she was provided with a splint.

She was transferred to a nursing home for rehabilitation with orders to remove the splint, clean her arm, and then re-apply the splint. What should have been short rehabilitation turned in to a long and painful ordeal.

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