Tag Archives: alzheimer’s

NJ Nursing Homes: New Law Monitoring Alzheimer’s Group Homes

Last week, Governor Christie signed a new law establishing more stringent oversight of alzheimer’s group homes.  Prior to this law, group homes were regulated by the Department of Affairs and there was very little oversight.  With this new law, group homes are now regulated by the Department of Health which regulates and oversees nursing homes […]

Nursing Home: Comfort Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

The New York Times has published an excellent article on the care provided by an Arizona nursing home to its Alzheimer’s patients.  This home is bending the “rules” so as to allow patients  “practically anything that brings comfort…” such as chocolate, an alcoholic nip at night, comfort food, encouraging hobbies, finding favorite things etc..  “Research […]