Tag Archives: nursing home

A Small Nursing Home – the Small House Concept

Today I visited another small nursing home.  This one is actually made of several cottages with 20 residents in each.  Each cottage is divided into two wings with 2 kitchens, two television rooms, and ten private rooms off the center … Continue reading

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This and That: Cell Phones and Nursing Homes

Recently I wrote about my new cell phone.  I had just gotten my third phone number since the beginning of the summer.  It looked like all the numbers they gave out came with dozens of spam phone calls.  I am … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Small Nursing Home

Yesterday, I went to visit a small nursing home near my home.  Before I went I had phoned for an appointment.  I was told to come anytime as they were small and whoever was available would show me around.  I also … Continue reading

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Finding the Answers Before I Know the Questions

Last week, as I was making telephone calls in order to learn more about hospice in this area, it finally dawned on me what I was really doing.  I was trying to put together a book of “answers” to any questions … Continue reading

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Looking Back; Looking Forward. Part 2

When dad was discharged from the hospital, there was a mountain of paperwork to fill out.  I felt like I was buying a house there were so many papers to be signed.  Was I opposed to this discharge?  Did we … Continue reading

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Looking Back; Looking Forward. Part 1

Dad has been living in assisted living facilities since mom passed away over a year ago. At first he stayed in the unit he shared with mom. I temporarily stayed nearby so I could be sure he was all right … Continue reading

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