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Nursing Home Admission and Discharge

The holiday season brings families together. Sometimes when family members arrive in Naples to see their aging parents, they are surprised to find their parents in need of critical medical care. Hospitalizations may lead to nursing home admissions. Family members...

Out the Door…Now! Planning for a Hospital Stay

By Barbara Miller, RN Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to go somewhere at the drop of a hat? In most situations you can manage, perhaps a little flustered, but you can get there and do what is necessary. Now think of being at the ready in a true...

Admission to the Hospital

 When a loved one goes into the hospital, our concerns are focused on his or her health and making sure that he or she gets better.  However, admission to the hospital carries with it legal and financial obligations which are difficult to think about in the midst of a...

Changes to Nursing Home Guidelines

Moving to a nursing home is a life changing event. Last year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance for nursing home surveyors emphasizing the importance of resident quality of life and homelike environments. CMS is making clear...