There are many public service announcements, advertisements, or paid social marketing that target the health field. Methods that are used in other industries that can be use in hospitals is the emergence of new technology. Technology that offer easier communication to health providers and their patient. It will also enable them to learn skills that are needed in their daily lives or future jobs. Social media has also taken a huge toll on hospitals and health systems. Generally, social media is used to communicate things outside of the work field. Today, it is use to communicate messages about current and new issues. Overall, the methods of media is one of the innovation that helps to improve communication in the health care field. It allows easy understanding through the healthcare providers and its
Nursing Home Administrator Health Care Communication Methods HCS/320 1/28/13 Cheryl Workman University of Phoenix The delivery of Healthcare is a high touch enterprise that calls for interaction among every stakeholder within the healthcare sphere. Communication, whether interpersonal or intrapersonal, is a crucial part of these dealings and may be transformed by the intellectual use of
Long-term care can be defined as a broad set of paid and unpaid services for people who are mentally or physically disabled, or whose chronic illness places them in need of medical or personal assistance for long periods of time. “It is estimated that there are more than twelve million Americans of all ages whose mix of serious disability and chronic illness places them at the high risk for functional decline, hospitalization, or nursing home placement.” (Benjamin) Several different populations require long-term care services, and the needs of these populations vary. In addition to the elderly, many of the long-term care users are younger persons with physical disabilities; persons with developmental disabilities; and persons with chronic
Nursing Home Perception vs. Reality “The Palace” is located in the heart of the gables. It is one of the top notch awarded nursing home facilities for seniors stated by many families. Currently being an employee at this facility, I am learning the frightful stories of senior living. Even the Palace one of the most expensive, awarded senior living is actually a terrible place for the elderly. Especially, working at the Front Desk as the receptionist, I have seen firsthand how these poor seniors are forced into these haunted “luxurious” homes. The marble of the building has been often a misleading reason for placing their parent or grandparent in such terrible care. Most humans tend to judge by the appearance of the nursing homes rather than further investigating any violations that the facilities may have. From my own experience with my grandmother, I know it can be very difficult to take care of a senior citizen, especially when they suffer from various conditions and are just not safe in their home. Once adults become seniors, they require a lot of attention and assistance, which is hard when running a whole household and a career. But placing your loved one in one of these facilities can just shorten the amount of time they have to live. Also, it can be very expensive. Lastly, nursing home makes seniors feel the lack of freedom.
There is a lot of retention in nursing homes. According to the article “The Importance of Supervision in Retention of CNAs” by Choi, JiSun and Johantgen, Meg, the average annual turnover rate in nursing homes is 74.5% for CNAs. The article states CNA annual turnover was as high as 121% in some states. This article reminds the reader that the retention in our nursing homes are high and is something that needs to be addressed. It affects Centerville Specialty Care residents and staff and we need to create ways to lower the turnover in our home.
Nursing Home Evaluation I am seeking to find a home for my 76 year old Grandfather Leroy. It is becoming increasingly difficult for him to take care of himself and no family members are available to take care of him as it is becoming a full time job. He was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years back and his disease, in conjunction with chemotherapy, has taken away his capacity to care for himself. He was also recently diagnosed with Parkinson¡¯s disease. The name of the Nursing home that I chose to evaluate is the Lakeview Nursing Center.
Describe nursing communication techniques utilized in a crisis situation with families. Develop an alliance by using caring gestures to the family. Asking caring, sensitive and perceptive questions convey sincere concern for the patient and will help develop trust with the family
needs of the I try to keep open communication with my patients and their families; I try to include the
The Cohen-Mansfield and Wirtz, (2007) study proposes that twenty-five percent of individuals living in the US will be admitted to a nursing facility in their life span. Recognizing elements that affect institutionalization would assist researchers in designing interventions to maximize the duration of community living for older persons. A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies regarding nursing home admission produced seventy-eight journal articles printed between 1985 and 1998 (Cohen-Mansfield & Wirtz, 2007). Physical characteristics that projected institutionalization comprised of innovative age, Anglo-Saxon, single, and not possessing a home (Cohen-Mansfield & Wirtz, 2007). Physical and psychological health appearances, for example underprivileged self-assessment, health, quantity and severity of the ailment, low physical activity and inferior cognitive effectiveness, and lesser scores on Activities of Daily Living (ADL); therefore these are indicators of increased risks of entering a nursing home (Cohen-Mansfield & Wirtz, 2007).
Mr. and Mrs. B, a couple in their 90’s without children, made their own decision to move to Assisted Living. Mr. B’s sister lived there already so they were familiar with the facility and comfortable with their choice. They decided to move on the 10th of the month when their apartment rent was due, and Mr. B arranged for a moving company to transfer their furniture and belongings.
Senior Caregivers and Travel Tips As your senior loved one gets older, they may want to visit family and friends or see places they never got to see. The only problem is that they are not quite as spry as they once were and need some help on their travels. Senior caregivers can help your loved one in their quest. Whether it is a plane, train, automobile, or even a cruise ship, they can be there to ensure your senior loved one remains safe and healthy. Some of the things that you will want to keep in mind, and that senior caregivers can help your and your loved one with include:
without assistance. By moving WP to a nursing home, there’s a better chance that he will be cared for and provide him with assistance when needed.
We as health care providers need to make sure the patients are completely understanding of the condition they are in. They need to know the possible preventable measures, multiple treatment options (if any) and alterative measures. I have found that having family members in the room can allow for more people t understand what we as health care providers as explaining. I often bring in reading materials, draw pictures, and constantly ask the patient if they are following what I am saying, if I need to go back and explain anything, or if they need me to stop so they can absorb the information and I can continue later on if I provided too much information for them at that
A nursing director in a hospital organization is the chief of all nurses employed in the healthcare institution. He or she is appointed by the administrative body or a group of stock holders of the agency in accordance to the criteria stated by the policies of the organization as well as in congruence to the Nursing Law being applied in the state or location. By education and management experience, a registered nurse is given an administrative position wherein he or she can facilitate the implementation of the organization’s mission and vision statement to its personnel.
Communication has been permanently changed by social media. A wide conceptual definition of social media, as cited in Ressler & Glazer (2010), is “The online and mobile accessible services that enable individuals to connect, collaborate, and share with others in real time.” Social media has an obvious influence on informal