Understanding Long-Term Care

When families face the challenge of learning the differences in nursing home care and assisted living facilities, it can be confusing. There's a simple way to filter through what your loved one may need.  The major difference between the two is the level of care a resident will receive. Nursing homes offer medical and care by nurses, and even by physicians. It's very similar to a hospital. ...more

Bisou Gets A Job

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Heartfelt Connections

I have been working in a nursing home for about two months now. I never imagined this is the path I would take but I am very glad this opportunity presented itself....more

Final Pets

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Home For The Holidays: What It Means For Seniors In Nursing Homes

USATODAY.com reported in 2009 that well over 1.8 million people were living in nursing homes.  Residents enjoy dressing up to go out on pass to spend the day at home with family and loved ones....more

Daddy and Good Food

Again I apologize for not being here much but, well, you know.  This week has been a whirlwind and after visiting a few nursing homes on Monday and finally making a decision of where would be the best place for Daddy, well the best laid plans can be changed.  We found out that Daddy will go to the same place Momma was when she died and we are okay with it but I so wish the social worker had let me know that it was just about the ONLY place where he could go with a wound-vac.  All that stress and work for nothing.  Really.  Anyway, Daddy totally understands and is re...more

Nursing Home?

I woke this morning at the usual 5 am for workout but I think I should have gone back to bed after I stopped the toilet up.  That should have been the first clue that I needed to RUN, run far away from my life.  After my usual 3 miles on the treadmill I was back to get ready for the day.  I had to meet my cousin at Daddy's house so she could clean the dreaded germs away.  I left her doing her thing and then was on the hunt for a skilled nursing facility for Daddy by the end of the week.  If you have never done this for a parent, get ready.  It is a reality for ...more

Awake & Worried

It is 2:42 a.m....more

So sorry to hear you're having a rough time. This reminds me of my aunt. The "facilitator" of ...more

How Caregivers Make Use of New iPhone App

Caregivers can benefit from the Geriatrics Cultural Navigator, a new App from iPhone. This App will provide a wealth of information that can help caregivers make the right decisions when dealing with patients from different cultural groups. Below is a list that provides more information on the App and how it can help caregivers make their decisions in regards to caring for seniors. 1. The App has been developed by the American Geriatrics Society and offers decision-making support for caregivers....more

It's Easier Not To Know

 My car pulled in Our Lady of Perpetual Hope and Care Nursing home parking lot. I found a parking spot that allowed me not to use the whole list of curses I kept ready on my tougue. The lot was full of obtuse parking angles and providence like this was mighty unusual. I was never this lucky to find a  parking spot with ease Something was wrong. I could feel it. The feeling of foreboding spread me as soon as I slid the car into PARK....more