Long Term Care - The Gathering Place, An Adult Day Center

  • Earwax, Of All Things, Poses Unrecognized Risk In Long-Term Care

    August 29, 2018
    Kaiser Health New (August 29)

    Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious.

  • Long Term Care

    What Is Long-Term Care?

    Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person's health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.

  • Reporting Elder Abuse

    Elder abuse is a serious problem. In general, elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable older adult. Physical abuse; neglect; emotional or psychological abuse; verbal abuse and threats; financial abuse and exploitation; sexual abuse; and abandonment are considered forms of elder abuse. In many states, self‚Äźneglect is also considered mistreatment.

    Elder Abuse Prevention Programs are available around the country to investigate and intervene when allegations of abuse are reported.

    How do I report elder abuse or abuse of an older person or senior?

    Call the police or 9-1-1 immediately if someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger.

    If the danger is not immediate, but you suspect that abuse has occurred or is occurring, please tell someone. Relay your concerns to the local adult protective services, long-term care ombudsman, or the police.

  • Stepping Stones to a Positive In-Home Care Experience

    As a loved one ages, the family caregiver often realizes that their home care needs are greater than anticipated or require more advanced care-giving than they are able to provide.