Tagged as Senior Care

Fainting is not only frightening, but it can cause bodily injury and there's always a concern that it may be related to more serious conditions. So there's already enough to worry about. But there are those who faint frequently for a variety of reasons. And controlling fainting is imperative to preventing other injuries for this reason. Well, a new treatment identified by the -European Society of Cardiology-...
November 12, 2020
Assisted living facilities in the United States cost an average of - $4,000 a month. For individuals requiring more care, a private room in a nursing home costs an average of $8,365 a month. This expense is always changing, with a documented - increase of 8% - over the last 5 years. That might seem expensive to many people and not so expensive to others. The real question is, is it worth it? - Long-term...
October 5, 2020
Most of us know a senior that has experienced a fall, maybe even recently. That's not surprising because 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 fall every year. That number jumps to 1 in 2 after the age of 75! - Falling is dangerous for many reasons. The most obvious are the physical injuries that result from falling, like head trauma, bone fractures and lacerations. But less well known are the long term...
April 28, 2020
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
Between 2000 and 2015 death from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123%. In the same period death from other major diseases in our country declined. This data point may surprise you as Alzheimer’s and related dementias today still share a common reality; they cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. After my mother’s death in 2015, I met with her geriatric psychiatrist. Our conversation transported me back...
April 17, 2018
by Judah Gutwein, for -Regency Nursing and Post-Acute Rehabilitation Center - I previously wrote -this article -on Wellness.com to define hospice in clinical terms. In this short essay, I’d like to simply clarify some of the myths in order to separate fact from fiction as it relates to hospice. Every community and culture has their own way of viewing terminal illness and the process which leads to...
April 6, 2018
If you love someone with advancing memory loss, you know first hand the frustrations and the heartache the condition can cause. Memory loss robs people of their pasts and of the essential characteristics that have, over a lifetime, made them unique individuals, loving spouses and parents, good neighbors, tireless workers and enthusiastic participants in life. At -Regency Nursing Centers in NJ,- this...
March 2, 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