This article is intended to help you understand what a ventilator is and how it helps your loved one. After reviewing the information should you decide you have further questions, please be sure to ask your doctor, nurse, or respiratory therapist. What is a ventilator? A ventilator is a machine that helps your loved one… Read more»
Upon admission to Generations at Rock Island, Anthony was ventilator-dependent and weighed 410lbs. With our multi-disciplinary plan is now off the ventilator and has become more active, and has already lost 84 pounds. He is confident he will reach his goal of losing 56 more pounds and returning home to Alabama.
Providing residents with stimulating activities is an important part of the care given by Generations at Rock Island. Our activities programs are designed for all levels of participatory ability. From lively discussions, card games, trivia and current events, to outings and performances in-house, our activity programs are designed to appeal to each resident’s physical, mental… Read more»
1) What is heart failure? Heart Failure does not mean the heart has stopped working, rather the heart’s pumping power is weaker than normal. With heart failure, blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart increases. 2) Who is at risk for developing heart failure? Risk factors… Read more»
Often families express concern about understanding behavior changes that the Alzheimer’s patient exhibits. Families will often ask whether or not the patient’s behavior is related to the disease, i.e. “Is the disease doing it or are they upset with me?” I will attempt to explain some of these changes based on my experience and educational… Read more»
When a loved one is staying at a nursing home, it can be a time of adjustment for everyone. It is very common to worry about when to visit, what to say, and what to do. A visit however, is a wonderful time for bonding, connecting, and learning. It’s a very natural to feel as… Read more»