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In this section of our site you will find information such as news and events related to Lake Charles Care Center, as well as articles pertaining to elder care and seniors in general. The press section contains press releases and announcements about our facility and community. The articles of interest section provides links to online articles and senior news on both the national and local levels.




News Articles
DateArticle
10/31/20174 Signs You Need to Seek Long-Term Care for Your Aging Parent
 

By Anna Medaris Miller, Staff Writer |Oct. 31, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Delaying discussions only undercuts older adults' chances to voice their wishes.

While the vast majority of long-term care moves are made from hospital stays, ideally families talk about these types of decisions before something serious necessitates it, says Dr. David Gifford, a geriatrician and senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs at the American Health Care Association.  

 
11/16/2017Beyond Bingo: Innovative Activities at Today's Nursing Homes
 

Tuck away that bingo card, because it's wine and cheese night with a side of painting.

By Angela Haupt, Staff Writer |Nov. 16, 2016, at 12:00 a.m

Three groans for the three B’s

Bingo, Bible study and birthday parties – at some nursing homes, that’s as good as it gets. Traditionally, long-term care facilities have come up short in the activities realm, relying on old standbys that aren’t meaningful or particularly enjoyable. But change and innovation are nigh which means seniors could be belting karaoke tunes one night and watching comedy on YouTube the next.  

11/01/2017Memory Care Innovations Can Help People Feel More at Home
 

By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer |Nov. 1, 2017, at 1:29 p.m

Refreshed indoor and outdoor design may benefit residents with dementia.

Attractive colors, improved design and easier ability for people with dementia to spend safe time outdoors: Memory care residences are trying to create more-engaging living spaces.  

5/30/2017 Vital Talks to Have Before an Aging Loved One Is Admitted to the ER
 

Falls and accidents happen routinely. Planning ahead can prevent needless heartache.

2/9/2018 What Are the Signs Your Aging Parents Need Help?
 

By Heidi Godman, Contributor

Use a little sleuthing to uncover health problems that Mom and Dad may not reveal.

America is getting older, with adults 65 or older comprising about 15 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, according to the Pew Research Center.

But older adults typically prize their independence and may not let on that they need help. "Sometimes you’re shocked when you visit,” says Dr. Michael Perskin, a geriatrician at NYU Langone Health. "You walk into a parent’s house and the bathrooms are dirty or there’s no food in the refrigerator. That represents a change.”

Communication
DateArticle
6/10/2016 What is LaPOST?
  The Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document is a quality initiative of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping health care in Louisiana.

Approved as Act 954 in the 2010 regular session of the State Legislature, LaPOST is an evidence-based model designed to improve end-of-life care for those with serious, advanced illnesses.
Education
DateArticle
6/1/2009 10 Signs of Alzheimer's / Alzheimer’s Association
 

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of Alzheimer's, a fatal brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor. Learn how Alzheimer's affects the brain and take the Brain Tour.

2/15/2017 Is it a HEART ATTACK or CARDIAC ARREST?
 

Did you know that there is a big difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest? The major difference is that HEART ATTACK is a blood flow problem and CARDIAC ARREST is an electrical problem. Both conditions can be deadly, but they are caused by (and treated with) different things.

6/10/2016 Spot a Stroke
 

THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need tocall 9-1-1 for help right away.


   

 

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