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Interview with Lindsey Lisotto (she works at a care home in Monroeville that specializes is Alzheimer’s patient care)

 

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The facility is extremely secure. There are codes that you need to punch in to get through every door, including the main entrance. The backyard is completely closed so no resident can escape.

 

This is a good question. Every patient is different and each one of them are dealing with a different stage of their Alzheimer’s disease. Some that are in the beginning stages get along very well and are active with one another (ex- holding a conversation with one another, playing a game, etc.). Others however do not get along and we try to keep them separated as best as possible. Although they might not know each other, one might resemble someone in their life that they didn’t like or get along with, causing anger and animosity towards the fellow resident.

 

In the facility that I work at each resident has their own private room equipped with a half bathroom (toilet, sink, and cabinet). They also have a standard bed, nightstand, and chest of drawers, as well as a closet. Depending on their health, some residents have a hospital bed. They are allowed to decorate their rooms with pictures and memorabilia to help them feel more at home and give the space a personal touch.

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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 10:35 PM
Good results!
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Adult social care defended following failures at homes - This is Nottingham

Adult social care defended following failures at homes - This is Nottingham | alzheimers-aspect 3 | Scoop.it
This is NottinghamAdult social care defended following failures at homesThis is NottinghamCONSERVATIVES at Notts County Council have defended their record on adult social care following the revelation that 16 care homes in the county have not met...

Via Jane Young
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:09 PM
Several care homes in Notts County have been identified for not meeting standards. It is said that the elderly in the county were not receiving proper care. The Care Quality Commission did the inspections of the care homes.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:12 PM
The CQC has noted that despite the few that failed, there are many high quality care homes in the county. They are looking to make improvements to the care homes that did not meet the standards. They want the care homes to be the best they can be.
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Raising the standard in dementia care homes: Jackie Pool Associates workshop

Raising the standard in dementia care homes: Jackie Pool Associates workshop at The Alzheimer’s Show http://t.co/DClndOpEmm #alzheimers
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:24 PM
A woman named Jackie Pool led a workshop to help the Alzheimer's disease run smoother in a families and care homes. She thinks that much needs to be done in order to improve the care of the patients. The staff members need to make the patients there number one priority while at the workplace.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:27 PM
She believes that proper care involves the hard work of the caregivers. Exact information on proper care can be found through the Bee Inspired Dementia Care program. Jackie Pool has developed this to gain leadership on the matter of proper care.
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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care: Planning and Preparing for the Road Ahead

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care: Planning and Preparing for the Road Ahead | alzheimers-aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Dealing with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's in your family? This guide will help you prepare for the road ahead.
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 7:50 PM
When it comes to caring for a patient, it is good to be consistent. Having proper routines makes the caring process less difficult than it already is. Another tips for caregivers is to allow the patients' social skills to be enriched. Planning for outside visitors is an example of how they could socialize.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 7:56 PM
There comes a point in time during the progress of the disease where the caregiver may find it difficult to take care of the patient on their own. However, the caregiver should not panic because their are several options to solve the problem. Alternatives such as long term care homes or simply adult day care homes may relieve the care giver from their problems.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:01 PM
In more detail, places such as assisted living home provide daily care to a patient. The caregivers help the patients with day to day tasks. On the other hand, nursing homes provide full living care and medical care. The right place to choose depends the condition the patient is in.
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Elderly could be cared for by robot | wordpress blog

A robot has been invented to carry out some of the routine care of elderly people living in homes. - http://t.co/OtVEG5F8pH
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Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:16 PM
In our wide world of technology, a robot has been invented that will serve the purpose of a caregiver. The creater of this "carebot" is a man named Antonio Espingardeiro, from Salford University. However, without proper funding, this robot cannot be put on the market.
Alexa Williams's comment, March 17, 2013 8:19 PM
The robot will complete tasks that include reminding the patients to take their medicine. As well, the robot can provide care to meet the needs of each and every individual patient. On another note, it can interact with the patients, serving as a source of socialization that caregivers can not always provide.