Pros and Cons of Working in a Nursing Home vs. a Hospital

Whether you’re looking for your first job or thinking about a career change, you’ve probably wondered whether you’re better off working in a nursing home or in a hospital. Of course, this is a subjective choice and you have to decide what works best for you. But here are some things to consider before making a decision: Continue reading Pros and Cons of Working in a Nursing Home vs. a Hospital

Working When School’s Out

It must be July. The streets near my house are filled with children playing ball and jump rope, my kids are lounging around watching TV and eating me out of house and home and I…am going to work. Some days I find it hard to get up and go whenever around me is enjoying their time off. I wish I could sleep late, watch soap operas and eat chocolate popsicles one after the other. Continue reading Working When School’s Out

Managing Fibromyalgia in Elderly Patients

Fibromyalgia is a disease which affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms vary from person to person, and include problems like chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems and painful tender points. There’s no known cure for fibromyalgia, but symptoms can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes and stress management. Continue reading Managing Fibromyalgia in Elderly Patients

The Secret to a Long Life

A nursing facility in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, recently held a party for three women who are over the age of 100, to celebrate their long lives. The women were asked their secret to longevity, and each one had a different response. Sophia Smith says she’s lived to 101 because she eats lots of chicken soup. Lucille Price (100) says she has no secret, and doesn’t eat anything special. Grace-Marie Baker, who is 102, attributes her long life to God looking out for her. Continue reading The Secret to a Long Life

Bringing Easter Cheer to Your Nursing Facility

The December holidays tend to steal all the attention. Family members come to visit and staff at nursing facilities works hard to bring holiday cheer to the residents, especially those who don’t have visitors. Easter, on the other hand, often gets ignored. This year, you can do something about it – by bringing Easter cheer to patients and nursing staff alike. Continue reading Bringing Easter Cheer to Your Nursing Facility