News tagged with nursing homes

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US, religious groups debate birth control coverage

(AP)—The Obama administration on Friday urged a Supreme Court justice to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religious-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control.

Jan 03, 2014
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Architecture for the elderly

A new book published by the Press Polytechniques et Universitaires Romandes looks into the architecture of nursing homes, focusing on a dozen recent projects in the Swiss canton of Vaud.

Jan 14, 2014
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Young people in nursing homes denied basic human rights

Research published this week confirms what disability advocates have long known: that young people shouldn’t be forced to live in nursing homes. Our joint Summer Foundation and Monash University study found that moving o ...

Jul 12, 2012
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Living with disability—and planning a good death

(Medical Xpress)—Australians have a poor track record of talking about death and dying. A recent survey of Australians who'd just lost a loved one to a terminal illness found just 15 per cent were told how their relati ...

Jun 03, 2013
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Hip protectors with a sporty look

Norwegian researchers have developed a hip protector in a sporty design. Its looks are intended to appeal to the older people of today – who are quite particular about what they will wear.

Aug 15, 2013
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Nursing home

A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU), or rest home provides a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Eligible adults 18 or older can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.

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