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Skilled Nursing Care vs. Assisted Living: Discovering The Distinguishing Factors Between The Two

Oftentimes, when discussing elderly living, many different terms are used interchangeably. Two examples of these terms are skilled nursing care and assisted living. The confusion surrounding these terms often leaves the families of the patient wondering if there is a difference between the two, and if so, what is it?  Skilled Nursing Facilities Well, for…

Contact Is Key: How Staying Involved In Your Loved One’s Life Makes A Difference

Rocky Mountain Care specializes in hospice care and nursing techniques designed specifically to make the patient’s experience as enjoyable as possible. Human beings need to feel care throughout their lives, and this feeling of being cared for and being loved is at the heart of what it means to be human. It revolves around something known…


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A Weight Lifted: How Home Health Care Provides Relief for a Patient’s Loved Ones

Loving and caring for someone with a disease such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s can entail a severe amount of overwhelming stress, worry, and anxiety. Caretakers may be spending a number of hours caring for their loved one, while at the same time trying to balance the everyday stresses of a job, family responsibilities, and their…


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Home Health Care FAQ

Are you or a loved one considering home health care? It is a great option for medical treatment and has many benefits. Perhaps the biggest benefit of home health care is being able to receive high quality medical care from the comfort of your own home. Home health care offers a wide range of services,…


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Hospice vs. Palliative Care: Discover the Difference

Serious illness is stressful on the patient and their family. Discover the difference between palliative care and hospice to help you and your family make the best decision for care. Learning that you or someone you love is seriously ill is a very emotional and stressful time. There are many options to choose from as…

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Engaged with Activities and Programs

Quality of life is extremely important for nursing home residents, and one way to uphold this is through enriching activities and programs. Not only does participation activate the body and mind, it also encourages valuable social connection among the residents. Skilled nursing facilities have a keen interest in offering recreational outlets that meet a variety…

How Occupational Therapy Can Benefit Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Occupational therapy is dedicated to improving people’s health, well-being, and overall ability to participate in their lives by applying a deep understanding of the many physical and psychological aspects of illness or injury. Occupational therapists help people learn new or modified ways of taking care of themselves, adapt to equipment needed for certain physical conditions,…


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5 Things You Can Do Today to Take Care of Yourself as a Caregiver

You may already know that as the caregiver of an ill, elderly, or recovering family member, it’s difficult to be as effective as you’d like to be without also taking care of yourself. Much has been made about the importance of self-care for a caregiver. But even with all the data and advice, you may…

Beyond the Physical: How Hospice Provides Emotional and Spiritual Support to Patients

When a patient enters hospice, they need more than just physical relief from symptoms or pain; they need emotional relief, too. A range of emotions and worries accompany any life-limiting illness, and may deepen for some patients once they are in hospice. A patient may be frightened of what lies ahead. They may feel anxiety…


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How Home Health Care Can Help a Patient with Alzheimer’s

When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it seems like everything changes in an instant. It’s normal to feel heavy emotions and to wonder what happens next. For example, you may be questioning if your loved one will still be able to live in their own home and for how long, and how much…