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Ohio Departments of Aging, Health, Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Among Those Helping 55 Residents Move During Immediate Closing of River’s Bend Facility Bookmark

Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel J. McElroy's statement in response to the sudden closing of the River's Bend Health Care nursing facility in Lawrence County

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training Bookmark

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Caring for adults with dementia can be challenging and often requires caregivers to get to know the individuals they care for. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. Erin Pettegrew, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ohio, describes a new grant initiative to raise the bar for dementia care.

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers Bookmark

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The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, which gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

Choosing a nursing home can be easier with the right information Bookmark

Making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or other care setting is rarely easy. It can be an emotional time, with many questions to ask. Here are five things to look for in a nursing facility.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week Bookmark

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