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Pearl Griffin
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Nurse turned educator. Educator turned to advocate. What comes next? Take the journey with me!
Nurse turned educator. Educator turned to advocate. What comes next? Take the journey with me!

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Meet the toughest creature on Earth, the water bear.

You can boil it, freeze it, irradiate it, and toss it into the vacuum of space - but it won't die.
 
#viral   #weirdstuff   #weirdnews  
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The World Would Be A Better Place If Everyone Woke Up Like This Baby

Have a great #friday  !
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Nursing Home's hidden danger : chocking 
#nursinghomeneglect   #nursinghomenegligence  
Mealtimes can become deadly when nursing homes do not properly supervise or monitor the food intake of their patients. Many elderly and disabled persons have difficulty swallowing and must be on restrictive diets to prevent choking on their food. When nursing homes neglect to enforce diet restrictions or do not watch for difficulties swallowing in susceptible patients, there is a risk of choking and even death.

#nursinghomechoking
#chokinglawsuit  
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Nursing homes are required to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks that taste good and meet the specific dietary needs of each resident. 

These requirements are established to promote quality of life, prevent malnutrition and weight loss, and ensure safe food handling.

#nursinghome   #nursinghomefood  
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Hidden-camera footage taken inside a Florida nursing home shows many children with special needs sitting in hallways with no activities or toys. The home’s calendar calls this activity "chillin’.

An overwhelming report on the abuse and neglect for this disabled children .   

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight-blog/2014/3/19/florida-childrenagravytrainfornursinghomes.html
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When you need a little help: Alternatives to nursing home care

Have you started to experience challenges with living on your own? Do you need help with medical care or daily activities?
A nursing home may seem like your only option.
But there are good alternatives, including home care and assisted living.

However, it’s important for you to learn what kinds of services Medicare and Medicaid will and won’t cover. (Medicaid is the nation’s health insurance program for low-income individuals and families—including seniors—and for people with disabilities.)


http://www.chaffeecountytimes.com/community/article_e9e8e2fc-aee1-11e3-b130-0017a43b2370.html

#nursinghome   #assistedliving   #eldercare   #seniorlife  
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Alarming statistics as #nursinghome   workers are one of the most affected by back and spinal work relate injuries!
Clearly injuries to the back are one of the most prevalent and costly work related injuries in the United States.  Low back pain adversely affects over 1 million workers in the United States every year and is responsible for most lost work days than any other muscle disorder...#indianalawyer http://billhurst.com
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Imagine this scenario: It's a cold night in Iowa, or Georgia, or Maine. Your elderly father, who has Alzheimer's disease, is supposed to be in bed. But when you check on him, he's gone.

It's a nightmare that anyone who cares for a person with dementia fears: that their loved one will wander and not be found until it's too late.

Companies like GrandCare are taking advantage of consumer tech with systems that allow older adults to monitor their health at home and communicate the information to doctors.

Image credit: +GrandCare Systems 

#eldercare   #dementiacare   #medicalbreakthrough   #technology  
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Sad situation in the UK

Tens of thousands of vulnerable pensioners are being forced into care homes against their will, an inquiry reveals today.

It says laws supposed to protect the elderly are instead being used to take away their rights.

The House of Lords inquiry suggests many are dumped in residential homes to make it easier to control them or simply to save money.

#elderlycare   #elderly  
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