Archive | September, 2012

You’re Invited

If you are considering options for long-term care or that of your parents or loved ones, we cordially invite you to explore the Doolittle Home, a “hidden gem” located just off Foxboro Common on Bird Street.

Please join us for a special Open House event on Sunday, 
September 23rd from 2-4 pm.

Guests will enjoy refreshments featuring our homemade “Foxboro Famous” Doolittle Home cookies, musical entertainment and delightful giveaways.

Doolittle Home staff and Board of Trustees will be on hand to answer questions and help provide resources to those who may be caregivers. Doolittle Home Special Open House Invitation. We look forward to meeting you.

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Is CPR Right for My Loved One?

CPR For Older Adults

Understanding the benefits of CPR on older adults’ health is important, especially if an older person is in your care. Determining whether CPR is an appropriate medical treatment for your loved one requires some knowledge of the intervention itself. Read below for information to facilitate a conversation with your loved ones about CPR.

What is CPR?

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR is a necessary medical process to keep someone alive when their breathing, heartbeat, or both has stopped. Medical professionals push on an individual’s chest and blow into his/her mouth to mimic a natural heartbeat and breathing. The process may also include inserting a tube into the person’s mouth and/or utilizing a ventilator that will consistently circulate air throughout the person’s lungs for longer periods of time.

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of utilizing CPR are that the person receiving the treatment may live longer than if he/she didn’t receive the treatment. A recent medical study reported that patients who were in their 40s and 50s had the highest rate of successful heart and breath resuscitation. Success rates declined slightly with age, but overall results demonstrated that CPR is effective with an older adult population.

Is CPR Right for My Loved One?

If you’re not sure, wait and think it through. This is a very important decision that you don’t have to make alone. Consider the benefits of CPR and talk it over with people you trust. If you’re making the decision on behalf of an older adult, explore his/her understanding of CPR and provide education if necessary.

With nearly a century of experience in caring for people, Doolittle Home offers a safe and dignified retirement choice. In a bed and breakfast atmosphere, with all the modern amenities, Doolittle Home proudly provides;
24/7 nursing care
A licensed nursing unit
Onsite nutrition with a registered Dietician
Physical, Occupational, Speech therapies
Many activities
Hairdressing and housekeeping services are included
A small resident to staff ratio ensures that your loved ones receives the best care possible
All inclusive pricing. No hidden fees.
Several options include month to month, respite and life care that provides care for life
Diabetes management
Incontinence management and more… Click Here For A Virtual Tour

For a personal tour of Doolittle Home call 508.543.2694. Doolittle Home is located at 16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035.

References Swor, R. A., Jackson, R. E., Tintinalli, J. E. and Pirrallo, R. G. (2000), Does Advanced Age Matter in Outcomes after Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest in Community-dwelling Adults?. Academic Emergency Medicine, 7: 762–768. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2000.tb02266.xVideo courtesy of American Safety Training Institute

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Something New At Doolittle Home

Joanne Pratt, Board Of Trustee President for Doolittle Home brought her passion for miniatures to exhibit for the residents. Doolittle Home showcases many talents during activities. Joanne has traveled the world seeking inspiration and materials for the miniatures she’s created. If you’re interested in a personal tour call 508.543.2694. Ask for DeAnna Willis.

Watch the video below of Joanne talking about this very interesting subject

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