nurse homes http://nhpr.org en Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name http://nhpr.org/post/therapy-dog-angel-lives-her-name-0 <p>Sarah Kirsch rescued her dog, Angel, from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concordspca.org/" target="_blank">Concord-Merrimack&nbsp;County&nbsp;SPCA</a>, and enrolled Angel in a program to become a therapy dog through that organization. Now certified, Angel makes regular visits to nursing homes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of a therapy dog can have a significant impact on the residents.</span></p><p>Kirsch and Angel were directed to one resident, Pearl. Though she seemed to be unresponsive, her roommate informed Kirsch that she liked dogs.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:57:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39391 at http://nhpr.org Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name http://nhpr.org/post/therapy-dog-angel-lives-her-name <p>Sarah Kirsch rescued her dog, Angel, from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concordspca.org/" target="_blank">Concord-Merrimack&nbsp;County&nbsp;SPCA</a>, and enrolled Angel in a program to become a therapy dog through that organization. Now certified, Angel makes regular visits to nursing homes.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The presence of a therapy dog can have a significant impact on the residents.</span></p><p>Kirsch and Angel were directed to one resident, Pearl. Though she seemed to be unresponsive, her roommate informed Kirsch that she really did like dogs.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 29623 at http://nhpr.org Therapy Dog, "Angel," Lives Up To Her Name The Battle Against 'Chemical Restraints' Inside Nursing Homes http://nhpr.org/post/battle-against-chemical-restraints-inside-nursing-homes <p></p><p>Nursing homes around the country are under pressure from the Federal government to reduce their use of antipsychotics.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 21195 at http://nhpr.org The Battle Against 'Chemical Restraints' Inside Nursing Homes Medicaid Grant Money To Help Home Based Services http://nhpr.org/post/medicaid-grant-money-help-home-based-services <p>New Hampshire will be the first state in the country to receive new Medicaid grant money to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their homes.</p><p>The state will receive $26.5&nbsp;million&nbsp;over three years through the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The goal is to help states shift from institutional care to home and community-based services.</p><p>In 2009, 41 percent of New Hampshire&rsquo;s Medicaid money was spent on community-based services.</p><p>That will increase to 47 percent in 2013 with the new grant money.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:04:49 +0000 Amy Quinton 2263 at http://nhpr.org