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NursePartners is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the coveted  Designated Organization accreditation from Positive Approach to Care® (PAC).  This makes us the first agency in Pennsylvania and the 13th worldwide to receive this designation. With this accreditation, we are officially aligned with the PAC philosophy and techniques for dementia care. What is…

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Caring for an elderly loved one can be challenging to say the least. It’s even more of a long, stressful and emotional journey if they have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of Dementia. But you’re not alone. According to a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 16 million Americans provide unpaid care to…

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For most of us, music has a significant impact on our lives. Songs that remind us of important life events, no matter how big or small, can elicit strong emotions and memories. These connections we form with music are extraordinarily resilient, so much so that they stay in the brain even when neurodegenerative diseases such…

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Music Helps Those with Alzheimer’s Disease & their Caregivers

Jill Lattanzio lived a full and active life. She was an avid runner throughout high school and a Division I athlete at Mount St. Mary’s University. Her laugh was infectious, and she was often the first to break into song and dance. She enjoyed visiting her favorite cities, Philadelphia and New York City, with her…

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Jill Lattanzio Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease - Nurse Partners

Registered nurses, licensed practice nurses, and certified nursing assistants can choose to work at facilities or on private duty cases through an agency.  When they work on-site for a company, they are responsible for 10+ residents simultaneously.  Alternatively, when they work at NursePartners, they can provide individualized care for older adults, unless they are contracted…

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How do you know when your older relative needs you closer to home?

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  Our traditional home care clients are entitled to a basic list of rights, which we call the “Bill of Rights”.  We keep these in mind throughout the entire process, from meeting the client, forming the care team, and through supporting them throughout the length of service. Know his/her rights. Choose the home car agency…

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Will you have to abandon your pet once you move to the retirement home? Pets make for great companions. No one wishes to part with them, especially people moving into retirement facilities. The process of doing so is isolating enough. If people don’t find retirement homes that allow them to keep pets, their precious animals…

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How Do Caregivers Deal with a Patient Who Refuses to Bathe? Being a family caregiver for an older adult is a selfless act of kindness, love and loyalty. Such a noble role, however, can prove challenging, especially for those who were not trained as professional caregivers. We are reminded of this on difficult days, such…

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Your parents and other elderly loved ones may be among the 77% of older Americans who prefer to age in place instead of residing at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. As they age you may find it necessary to get professional help, especially if your loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or…

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