Lenay Ruhl, Author at The Caring Chronicles | Senior Caring Blog
Reaching for Reality | VR for Seniors
Dec12

Reaching for Reality | VR for Seniors

Sometimes, no matter how badly you want to get out and do things, you just can’t get there anymore. Some seniors are restricted from their favorite outings because of physical restraints. Others are in nursing homes far from where their families live, and so they can’t be there for birthdays and holidays like they used to. Many are suffering from memory loss. But imagine if all of these aging people could experience new places or see...

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Spinning Standing Still: What Does Vertigo Feel Like?
Jul09

Spinning Standing Still: What Does Vertigo Feel Like?

You take one step forward and then another. You stop. You think to yourself, what is going on with me? It’s almost as if you can feel the earth you’re standing on spinning, and everything around you moving. Yet you are, in fact, standing still. What does vertigo feel like? It is an extremely dizzy feeling that makes you feel like things around you are spinning even though you are standing still. Often times, there are certain actions...

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How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen
Oct06

How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen

If someone you love has fibromyalgia, it can be hard to understand what they’re going through. You know that they are constantly tired. You know that they are in pain. You know that their personality is changing and they experience confusion. Yet, it may be hard for you to believe that someone is actually suffering so much. Chances are, your loved one is frustrated by your lack of understanding. Know that your disbelief and ignorance...

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How to Choose a Nursing Home
Sep18

How to Choose a Nursing Home

If you’ve watched or listened to the news at all recently, you know that two major hurricanes hit the U.S. late summer and that millions of people were impacted by these hurricanes. Special attention was drawn to nursing homes in Texas and Florida that were affected by the extreme weather. Images of nursing home residents with water up to their waste in Texas were flooding the news. From Florida, news leaked that eight nursing home...

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What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?
Sep06

What is Nursing Home Abuse and How to Stop It?

A recent government inspection discovered that nursing home abuse is happening to residents and many abuse cases are not being reported to authorities. An audit found more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients were unreported to police, revealing that Medicare is failing to enforce federal law that requires nursing homes to report incidents within 24 hours of it happening. In cases where...

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