In a recent award-winning study undertaken by Rebecca Matthew (faculty member at the University of Georgia) and Vanessa Bransburg (a cooperative development specialist), it was found that with the creation of worker-owned cooperatives, the issues that arise from the shortage of eldercare could be facilitated. Matthew and Bransburg were trying to figure out a good…

The Senior Caregiver Forum of 2016 is screened on this video via Colorado’s MESA TV channel. It was produced as an educational aide for agency staff, caregivers and families who want more information on the changing nutritional needs of seniors. A panel of experts shared their thoughts. They were: Melanie Dennison – FB Organics, Kevin…

Had enough of plain old reading? This blog post is for you! In the short video clip below, Florida State Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) is recognized by the FHCA for her support of Florida’s long term care nurses during the 2016 legislative session. On behalf of all long term care nurses, Dry Harbor wishes to…

As we age, it is common for multiple health issues, treatable with prescription drugs, to creep into our lives. Without even knowing it, many seniors suddenly find themselves on multiple doses of a wide array of medications. Research has shown, however, that taking a large variety of drugs can have harmful consequences. According to Health…

It is axiomatic that no one can care for someone as well as a close relative or loved one. However, even the most loving son, daughter, husband, or wife cannot deliver the type of care a staff of professional health care providers can give. This is why it is crucial that family members stay involved…

Going into a nursing care facility – even for a short period of rehabilitation – can be a daunting prospect. However, with a little bit of research, one can find out all they need to know before making the move. One should first look into indicators that are used to measure quality by professional, non-partisan…

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