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Nursing home visits more meaningful

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 6:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 11:29 p.m. CDT

Visiting a loved one in a nursing home can be very difficult, despite the fact that the nursing home industry is trying to make facilities more home-like and less institutional. There are many reasons for the reluctance to visit someone in a nursing facility, and many emotions involved, yet it is important to make residents’ stay easier and more pleasurable.

“Making a Meaningful Nursing Home Visit” is a program designed to help participants identify with nursing home residents, and to identify the emotions that may prevent quality visits. Practical ideas for making visits more valuable and enjoyable will also be shared.

Molly Hofer, University of Illinois Extension family life educator, will conduct the webinar at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture at 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. The fee for this program is $5.

Advance registration is needed by today. To register, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo, or call 815-758-8194. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, indicate when registering.

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