Your Role in Preventing Senior Falls

Modern medicine is making successful strides in controlling many of the diseases that, in past years, caused the deaths of many older Americans. Medication, surgery, and other treatments can now help to control diagnoses of heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, allowing seniors to live years longer. But by living longer, your residents’ health and safety […]

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Respectful Tips When Caring for Seniors

Part of our role in caring for seniors is to ensure that our residents maintain their independence and dignity while we help them live a life filled with joy and meaningful activities. To fully embrace this assisted living philosophy, it is necessary to first understand that residents have certain rights that must be upheld. Residents’ […]

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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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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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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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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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