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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training Bookmark

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training
Caring for adults with dementia can be challenging and often requires caregivers to get to know the individuals they care for. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. Erin Pettegrew, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ohio, describes a new grant initiative to raise the bar for dementia care.

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers Bookmark

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, which gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

Erin Pettegrew named Acting State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Bookmark

Erin Pettegrew named Acting State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Continuing her service advocating for, protecting Ohio’s long-term care consumers

Choosing a nursing home can be easier with the right information Bookmark

Choosing a nursing home can be easier with the right information
Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or other care setting is rarely easy. It can be an emotional time, with many questions to ask. Here are five things to look for in a nursing facility.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week Bookmark

Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Discover rich and authentic experiences when you volunteer

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