The information contained in this report was gathered in a private nursing home over 2 weeks that for the sake of this essay, be called “facility x”
There were small sheets of paper in each resident’s room, saying what their favourite things are, what they used to do, about their family and life, which was very touching for me to see the preservation of dignity throughout the facility. Although these write-ups were in everyone’s room it was as if there was not a human laying in that bed. It was like they were all mannequins and there was an indiscernible race, the focus was shifted from the individual to the completion of task at hand. Many care aides would have conversations about their weekend, or talk about the resident right in front of them. Some residents could hear and some could not, never the less,
Abstract Assisted living is a fairly new and unique part of the long term care continuum of services. The goal of assisted living is to maximize the independence of older adults while living in a homelike environment. This paper will provide an overview of assisted living facilities including the number of facilities and residents, costs, services, and growth expectations. Challenges with oversight and regulations will be discussed as well as solutions to the problem. Challenges and solutions for staffing and training issues will also be discussed. The paper will also highlight “In Loving Hands Assisted Living” which is a local assisted living facility that I called and visited to aid in my research. I will give an overview of the
Tamales are Full of Surprises I come from a Mexican family that never forgets about their traditions and foods. My sisters and I grew up with my parents always cooking Mexican food for the holidays, but when my cousin married a Guatemalan lady, Virginia, she introduced us to her food. When we first tried her tamales we didn't really know what to expect. I guess since I was used to my mom's tamales I expected them to taste the same. Well, I was wrong. To begin with the Guatemalan were a lot smaller than the tamales I was used to. Tasting the Guatemalan tamales was a moment I would call life changing because that's when I realized that even though their food and ours have similar names they won't all be the same. Every food that
Tamales are a great food that taste amazing and it's actually really is to make. Tamales is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. Growing up I have always loved tamales and I get so excited when my aunt makes them.
Residents are very appreciative of your gracious and caring way that you attend their daily needs.
Assisted living helps each person value life to its fullest potential. When it comes to making an older individual feel more at home and also be able to focus more on non-stressful activities, they need to be ensured the best care. “Families feel more confident and are less ‘protective’ when there is continuity in staff and they are deemed competent. Staff are more likely to be retained where they feel valued”2 part of the quote which is especially conducive to the argument is, “where they feel valued.” When picking and choosing a nursing home that fits individual the best, and will provide them with the care needed, it is important to make sure that everyone is valued in the process. This quote is important because if the workers are not being taken care of, then they are less enthusiastic and also less likely to give someone’s loved one the care needed and to know what is expected from them. It is assumed that when picking an assisted living home, that the well being of the person and also many other characteristics are taken into
Resident states “I am just a common and ordinary person that worked hard all my life.” She states “I am to old, 94, and not many people listen to me so I would have much of an affect on lives or make changes.” “I don’t really handle stress or problems
Along with meeting each of the resident’s physical and medical necessities, our community is dedicated to encouraging
Focus: Taliana, Mrs. Clark (MHS) and Ms. Smalls (MHP) review and sign Individual Plan of Care (IPOC).
I have really been enjoying my time at the Hattiesburg Health and Rehab. It saddens me to know that I will be done soon. Although I am just getting to know the new residents here I have grown fond of many of them. Everyone is very friendly and helpful here as well. I believe my favorite unit is the Alzheimer’s unit. The residents on the hall are so loveable. Most of the patients normally sit in the day room while enjoying different activities. Although the nursing home is a great place to experience social work, I believe that I am better off in a faster pace setting. Or perhaps somewhere I can travel throughout the day to make the day go by faster. It tends to get tiresome throughout the day when there isn’t much to do. Perhaps, it is possible
If your family has been Independent and assisted living residents have access to the restaurant-style dining room where they can enjoy nourishing meals with friends. Residents of the memory impairment unit take their meals in a dining space that has been tailored to best suit their needs. Laundry services and housekeeping are available in the apartments. The memory impairment unit is fully secured to ensure resident safety.
Assisted Living Homes are designed to provide residents with basic everyday assistance. An important aspect is that assisted care facilities provide a safe and comfortable environment for older adults who need assistance with duties such as bathing, dressing, shopping, cooking, grooming, arranging doctor’s appointments, medication administration and laundry services. These facilities have social and recreational activity programs designed to keep the residents active. The recreation groups provide residents with activities for enjoyment, exercise, and interactions with others to build character. Special activities such as luncheon,
Making Tamales at Christmas First, I must admit that I have never had a Christmas without tamales. Christmas is a very special time for my family because this is when we all try to get together. Christmas in our family is not about what gifts you’re going to exchange with one another but about spending time with those you love while eating one of your favorite foods, tamales. When my siblings and I were young my mom would always make tamales, and champurado, a thick hot chocolate for us for Christmas. As my sister and I got older we would put on hairnets and oversized aprons, this attire was required by my mom, so that we could help her make tamales, we quickly learned that making tamales is a lot of work but we enjoyed spending time together
“There is some evidence that the quality of care for nursing home residents has improved, such as the decreased use of physical restraints and psychotropic medications, serious problems continue for many residents, especially those at the end of their lives.” Some of the issues have been corrected, not abusing or neglecting the elderly patients but the services are not handling the most important part of the patients’ lives. They are still having some issues with handling the patients that are at the end of their lives, they need to focus on the end of their lives in dealing with this they need to know how deal with this part with them and the families.