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Celebrity, expert or subject - in this section they all get to weigh in. And they have many interesting things to say. REHACARE.de talks to each of them about current events in politics, recreation and lifestyle.

 
 

June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?

One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more

“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply

They are the new people doing community service: So called Bufdis, engaged people of every age and gender who can espouse different social projects in the Federal Voluntary Service. So far, so good. But how is this possibility of social commitment accepted? REHACARE.de got an idea of it on site at a senior citizen's home.“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply - Read more

Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes

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[02/05/2012] Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study.Accreditation Improves Safety Culture at Nursing Homes - Read more

Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes

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[18/04/2012] While nursing homes are the place where an estimated 30 per cent of Americans die, there currently exists no way to compare which institutions do a better job at managing end of life care. A new study is starting a discussion over the need to create end of life quality measures in order to both inform consumers and provide nursing homes with incentive to improve care.Ways to Evaluate End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes - Read more

Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty

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[13/04/2012] The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California's population ages, but the majority of state's Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the University of California Los Angeles has found.Medi-Cal Caregivers Live In or Near Poverty - Read more

Complexities in Caregiving at the End of Life

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[19/03/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University shows that non-pharmacological caregiving at the end of life in specialised palliative care is not as basic as one might believe but is based on complex professional decisions that weave physical, psychosocial and existential dimensions into a functional whole.Complexities in Caregiving at the End of Life - Read more

Yoga Can Enhance Coping and Quality of Life for Caregivers

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[19/03/2012] While care for the caregivers is difficult to find, a new study out of UCLA suggests that using yoga to engage in very brief, simple daily meditation can lead to improved cognitive functioning and lower levels of depression for caregivers.Yoga Can Enhance Coping and Quality of Life for Caregivers - Read more

March 2012: Conflicts in Care

Whether forcible encroachments or illegal employment of nursing staff – there are more problems in geriatric care than most people suppose. Many conflicts originate from ignorance, excessive demand or financial difficulties. Our Topic of the Month March shows you how to solve „Conflicts in Care“.March 2012: Conflicts in Care - Read more

Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“

Senior citizens in need of care become more and more often victims of violent encroachments. Potential culprits are informal caregivers or the nursing staff. What affected people should do and how such situations can be avoided – the experts of a Germany-wide emergency call advice centre in Bonn know it.Violence in Care: "It Starts with a Mean Word and Ends with Murdering“ - Read more

Dignity Counts When Caring for Older People

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[29/02/2012] According to research funded by UK Research Councils' New Dynamics of Ageing programme (NDA), healthcare providers must avoid taking a “blanket view” of how to help older people cope with the ageing process.Dignity Counts When Caring for Older People - Read more

 
 

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