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Barriers to Skilled Nursing & Rehab Discharges

Jenna Bigham, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Barriers to Skilled Nursing & Rehab Discharges
Upon admitted to a nursing home, a social worker, typically will ask a general question of what the discharge plan is expected to be. Whether you or your loved one plans for long term or short term care is and […]

Secured Units for those with Dementia

Jenna Bigham, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center
Secured Units for those with Dementia
At Abbyshire Place, there are 24 beds within the Living Center. The Living Center is a secured unit for those with dementia and certain behaviors related to. The residents that reside within this secured unit typically are in good physical […]

Social Services Data Collection in Nursing Homes

Jenna Bigham, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Social Services Data Collection in Nursing Homes
When a person is admitted to a nursing home there are several tests and checks that are required to be performed to gather a baseline for the resident. Of those checks include two main assessments that are to be conducted […]

The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship

Jenna Haft, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehab
The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship
When a resident is admitted to our facility it important to know if said individual is their own responsible party or whether they have been deemed incapacitated. This is essential to admissions particularly to the Dementia Unit. If an […]

Preventing Transfer Trauma

Preventing Transfer Trauma
Jenna Haft, LSW
Social Services Director
Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing and Rehab
When someone is transferred from his or her home or hospital to a nursing home, whether for a long or indefinite stay, or for a short rehabilitative stay, the transition, for most people, is stressful. Due to an individual’s physical and/or mental decline, the […]