Celebrating Residents Rights Month: Awareness of dignity, respect and the value of every Nursing Home Resident

October is Resident’s Rights Month! Since 1981, Nursing homes across the country have dedicated a week in October to Resident Rights. The celebration was expanded to the whole month in 2011 by the National Consumer Voice. This year’s theme is “Speak Up: Know Your Rights and How to Use Them.” The Consumer Voice notes that this […]

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Plan Your Next Snow Day With Your Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer’s with these 10 Fun Winter Activities

Every Long Term Care unit in the country is required to have an Activity Calendar. This Calendar serves several purposes, but mainly provides a daily guide of opportunities to keep our residents both physically and mentally active. Without the Activity Department to intervene residents would often sit in front of a TV all day. As more […]

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Addressing Our Caregiver Shortage through Intergenerational Programs: Introducing our Youth to Seniors Living in Long-Term Care

As our population continues to age and the demand to age in place continues to grow, family caregivers have assumed the responsibility of caring for our older population. In the post, Investing in the ‘New Normal’: Are Companies Afraid to Admit Caregiving is now a Business Problem? I discussed the need for companies to recognize this growing number of […]

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Celebrating Residents Rights Month: Awareness of dignity, respect and the value of every Nursing Home Resident

  Photo Credit: http://rosenspearslaw.com/resident-rights-month/ October is Resident’s Rights Month! Since 1981, Nursing homes across the country have dedicated a week in October to Resident Rights. The celebration was expanded to the whole month in 2011 by the National Consumer Voice.  And this year’s focus is My Vote Matters!  Celebrating Resident Rights is an excellent way to empower […]

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