3 Ways Residences by Regency Is Improving Life for Those with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's care AtlantaIf Parkinson’s disease is a part of your life or that of a loved one, there’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Michael J. Fox, Mohammad Ali, Charles Schulz, Billy Graham, and Janet Reno are just a few of the many public faces of Parkinson’s, and they’re joined by over a million less-famous diagnosed Americans (with 50,000 – 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation). [Read more…]

A Breath of Relief for COPD Sufferers in Atlanta: Residences by Regency

COPD Care in Nursing Home AlternativeThe impact of COPD on Americans is staggering, with as many as 12.7 million adults in the U.S. diagnosed in 2011, according to the American Lung Association, including 21% of nursing home residents – and, 17% of those are receiving no respiratory medication, as reported by the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. [Read more…]

3 Reasons Those with MS Should Avoid Nursing Home Care – and Residences by Regency’s Alternative Solution

Group Of Senior Couples Enjoying Afternoon Tea Together At Home With Home HelpMultiple sclerosis is an unsettling, unpredictable and often misunderstood disease, with a lot of unknowns. For many of the over 2.3 million people affected by MS, a nursing home may appear to be the inevitable outcome as the disease progresses. For a number of reasons, however, we at Residences by Regency urge those with MS to carefully consider nursing home alternatives. For example: [Read more…]

Alternatives to Nursing Homes for Dementia: Residences by Regency Provides New Option for Atlanta

nursing home alternative When a loved one is progressing through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease, transferring him or her to a nursing home may seem inevitable. But is this truly the best option? According to the Journal of the Medical Directors Association (JAMDA):

  • The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million, with numbers expected to almost double every 20 years, to 115.4 million by 2050. Today, nearly 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia will live their final days in an institutionalized setting.

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