High School Student Researches Pet Therapy for Alzheimer's Patients
High School Senior Michela Paradiso has been working with Alzheimer's patients at the Elmwood Assisted Living Community in Tiffin for her senior project. Paradiso researched the types of pets the residents had before developing Alzheimer's, and matched them with a similar looking stuffed animal dog or cat.
Wheelchair Securement During Transport
Did you know that a wheelchair passenger in a van is not required to be secured with a seat belt? Imagine, just one quick stop, an accident in the blink of an eye, can throw that rider out of the wheelchair with the force of a bullet.
A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home
Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking Medicare and Medicaid financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly patients to remain in their homes and still receive the medical and social services available in institutions.