Tagged as Nursing Homes

By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - The Role of Becoming a "Parent to Your Parent," - Part 2 - I published my first article on this subject, as Part 1 of a 4-Part series. This article was written for our valued Wellness.com readers and you can find it right - over here. This is article # 2 on the subject. The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice...
October 8, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers - The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice in the last two months and seems a little disoriented and mildly confused lately. She seems to be losing weight too. She’s definitely not taking care of herself – or her home – as she used to. The discussion becomes heated. Snippets of conversation can be heard: “nursing home, retirement...
September 30, 2018
What is Hospice? - Hospice, as a strictly clinical designation, means the patient has been given 6 months (or less) to live. However, beyond purely clinical terms, none of us can predict the inevitability of any future outcome. Therefore, at our facilities (-Regency Nursing Centers of New Jersey)-, we place a special focus on the power of choice and the preservation of life and the quality of life...
April 18, 2018
Caring For The Caregiver - by Judah Gutwein, L.N.H.A. Regency Nursing Centers, NJ - In the profession of senior healthcare, we are naturally inclined to show compassion towards the patients and residents, who are clinically compromised and require our help. What about their loved ones who are placing their parent(s) with us, often after years of caring for them? Do we similarly show compassion to them...
February 18, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - F - or residents of long-term care facilities, visits from family and friends are more than just appreciated, they are important for their emotional well-being. In addition to providing an opportunity to stay in touch with loved ones, relive memories, share experiences, and enjoy quality time together, personal visits help reassure...
February 16, 2018
Here I was standing at the funeral of Rabbi Israel T, one of the beloved residents of our nursing home and a man I came to love and admire in the too short period of time that I was privileged to know him. Not only was I at the funeral, I was in the middle of my public eulogy at the request of his family and there was nary a dry eye in the crowd, including my own. I couldn’t help but be amazed at the...
November 10, 2017
Generally, in-patient rehab in a skilled nursing facility revolves around the 3 disciplines of therapy which is vital not only in the healing process, but also necessary, in order to establish a viable payor source under Medicare guidelines and regulations. Pharmacology plays an important role in the clinical protocol for every patient, since there will often be a correlation between the drugs a patient...
November 20, 2015
By: Judah Gutwein, for -Regency Nursing & Post-acute Rehabilitation Centers - Challenges and Strategies for Caring for an Aging Parent Who Does Not Live Nearby - With more people moving away from the towns where they were raised and more retirees choosing to spend their golden years in locales with warmer climates or lower costs of living, today’s families tend to be farther apart than ever before....
October 4, 2015
by: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Centers - Missed the first two installments? Catch up now: -How To Be a Parent To Your Parent - Part 1 - How To Be a Parent To Your Parent - Part 2 - Long Term Care - Making A Difficult Decision - The handwriting is definitely on the wall... Mom is going to need more care. Piles of dirty dishes in the kitchen, forgetfulness and confusion,...
August 11, 2015
I am often asked what this program is all about. There is a long (comprehensive) answer, with all of its ramifications. However, in a nutshell, this is what it is about. The medically needy program provides states the option to extend Medicaid eligibility to individuals with high medical expenses whose income exceeds the maximum threshold, but who would otherwise be eligible for Medicaid. The program...
May 15, 2014