Privacy Training: Do You Have a “Need to Know?”

Have you ever taken part in conversations similar to the ones below? “Mrs. Warren is on a new medication and I’ve noticed that she doesn’t have much of an appetite lately,” you mention to the nurse who is relieving you for the day at a shift-change meeting. “Mrs. Warren is recovering in the hospital and […]

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Normal Aging Process or A Cause for Concern?

We will all eventually grow older. That’s a universal truth. What’s not universal is the way we age. Based on factors like exercise, lifestyle, illness, stress, and diet, as well as hereditary factors, our bodies and minds respond differently to the aging process. As an employee of a senior living facility, it’s important to understand the […]

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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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