Practicing Person Centered Care With Your Residents

Sometimes, when we have a long “to-do” list, we often focus only on the tasks at hand to try to keep ourselves on schedule. Other times, dealing with emergencies that pop up diverts our attention elsewhere. It can easy to forget why we are doing this work. After all, being efficient and getting things done […]

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Understanding the Chronic Illnesses Affecting Senior Living Residents

As we grow older our bodies become more susceptible to common illnesses like a cold or stomach “bug,” and more serious ones like the flu or pneumonia. With aging our immune system begins to decline and it becomes harder to protect our bodies from foreign or harmful substances (bacteria, viruses, or toxins).  The immune system […]

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Creating Activity Programs for Assisted Living Communities is Beneficial and Fun!

It can sometimes be difficult for assisted living seniors to be fulfilled with their daily life because of the variety of losses they have experienced. They have raised their family, they no longer have a house to maintain, beloved family members or cherished friends may have died, or perhaps they have developed health conditions which […]

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Helping Residents, Family & Caregivers Deal with Grief

In an assisted living facility, the grieving process can affect so many individuals, from the residents and family members to the administration and caregiver staff. Helping Residents Deal with Grief Whether it’s a spouse, family member, or friend, your residents will face loss in their life and it’s important for caregivers to be there to […]

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Active Seniors: Body & Benefits For Residents

We all are witness to the changes our bodies go through as we get older. Our metabolism slows down, our eye sight gets a little weaker, or our joints ache a little more. The aging process take its toll on us in many ways, including a loss of muscle mass and decrease in bone density. […]

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Stubbornness in Seniors: How to Deal with Uncooperative Residents

We all have our bad days, when little things bother us more than normal and smiles are harder to come by.  Everyone may experience a day that’s not as bright as others, including your residents.  An occasional grumpy day, where a resident is more unpleasant or stubborn than usual, is just a matter of life.  […]

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