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7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn't want to create beautiful images of their …

The 'silver tsunami': Nursing homes prepare for wave of baby boomers

Nursing home building boom<p>In the past seven years, more than 70 certificate-of-need applications have been approved and more than $300 million has …

Sexuality in SNFs: Balancing resident rights and resident safety | I Advance Senior Care

"There’s too much sex and craziness that’s going on. Now they’re bringing it to the nursing home, and it don’t [sic] belong there," according to the …

A New Nursing Home Population: The Young

There's one age group that's going into nursing homes at a higher rate. And it's not the elderly.<p>Young people ages 31 to 64 now make up 14 percent of the nursing home population, an analysis of federal data from the Department of Health and Human Services by NPR's Investigative Unit found. That's …

Music & Memory: Treating Nursing Home Patients With Music

For so many people, the music we listen to from childhood to adulthood is not just something playing in the background, but the bonding of music and memories. Every song is a scribbled note in the margin of a diary and the music of our lives becomes a soundtrack to the emotional scrapbooks we keep …

Move Over Nursing Homes — There's Something Different

One thing just about everyone dreads as they age is the possibility of ending up in a nursing home. We all think we know what that's like: sharing a room with strangers, sitting slumped in a wheelchair all day, rigid schedules, bad smells. And for more than 1 million Americans, this is home. But …

Getting People Out Of Nursing Homes Turns Out To Be Complicated

Two years ago, Dorothy Holmes, then 75, was in the cozy pink bathroom of her home getting ready to shower when she fell. It's the type of accident that's common among older Americans — and it's often the very thing that triggers the end of independence.<p>"I got a big spot on my head; it almost conked …

The problem with nursing homes lies in our uncaring work culture

My mother went into a nursing home earlier this year. Contrary to Jeremy Hunt's suggestion that people casually consign elderly relations to care homes rather than caring for them themselves, it was one of the most painful decisions I've ever taken. Judging from others I met in the same situation, …

Homicide squad investigates Newcastle nursing home deaths

Two elderly residents of a Newcastle nursing home have died from the same illness caused by low blood sugar.<p>A third resident from the Sugarloaf Gardens Nursing Home in Wallsend was also admitted to hospital with the same hypoglycaemia symptoms but survived.<p>The homicide squad is working with …

Tears, fear in nursing home after man kills near-comatose sister

Tears were shed and nerves were frayed Wednesday at the North Hills convalescent hospital where a man allegedly shot his near-comatose sister after killing his wife in their Canyon Country home.<p>David Chabolla, 61, a resident at the nursing home, said he had just finished eating breakfast and a …

Nursing Home Forced 'Huge Muscular' Strippers On Elderly Mom: Suit (PHOTO)

A Long Island nursing home is trading mashed peas for strip tease and forcing it on residents, a lawsuit claims.<p>The son of 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood was horrified when he found a photo of a scantily clad male stripper grinding on his mother as she stuffed a dollar bill in his briefs, according …

Hillcroft nursing home care workers jailed for abusing elderly residents

Three nursing home staff have been jailed and a fourth given a community sentence for tormenting and abusing elderly residents with dementia, actions described by the trial judge as "gratuitous sport at the expense of vulnerable victims".<p>The court heard residents at Hillcroft nursing home in …