Tag Archives: Nursing home

A New Law Requires Hospitals to Notify Patients of Outpatient Status

The Notice Act closes a Medicare loophole that left many families in debt

An 85-year-old woman named Elizabeth Cannon spent six and a half days in a hospital after being injured in a fall. Later, she transferred to a nursing home for five months to receive rehabilitation treatment. Cannon assumed that her hospital stay and nursing … Continue reading

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What is a Doctor’s Role in Advance Care Planning? An Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, MD: Part One

A medical doctor discusses his passion for palliative and hospice care

Today SevenPonds chats with Dr. Karl Steinberg, MD. about his two-decade medical practice focusing on palliative and hospice care. Dr. Steinberg is the medical director of three nursing homes and Hospice by the Sea (since 1995). He currently sits on the … Continue reading

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What Is Occupational Therapy and Its Benefits at End of Life? An Interview with Suzanne Roche, Part Two

A look at how occupational therapy relates to end of life

Today is part two of our two part interview (read part one here) with Suzanne Roche, an occupational therapist located in Northern California. Suzanne currently works in a nursing home, and she was kind enough to sit down with SevenPonds … Continue reading

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To Sue, or Not to Sue

Many nursing homes are asking patients to sign contracts revoking their right to sue for alleged abuse

When you send someone you love to a nursing facility, you likely trust that your loved one is in good hands. Nursing is a caring profession by definition, so why would you worry about your loved one receiving around-the-clock care? … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Choosing Hospice Care

Why a nonprofit hospice may be a more sensible option when choosing end-of-life palliative care

What if you’ve cared for terminally ill loved ones until your resources have been exhausted? You are exhausted too, having taken on a role of a nurse while grieving over the impending loss. Finally a decision is reached to find … Continue reading

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Hogewey: The Dementia Village That Embraces Late-Stage Alzheimer’s

Dutch town Hogewey is entirely inhabited by people who have Alzheimer's, and the patients are thriving

The little village of Hogewey in The Netherlands looks normal on the outside: 23 houses nestled around a community plaza filled with stores and park benches. But this village has a secret. Everyone living within its gates has late-stage Alzheimer’s. … Continue reading

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