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How to Handle the Death of a Resident

By Heather Brown
September 16, 2016

Administrators and caregivers in assisted living facilities will lose a resident to death at some point. Whether expected or not, death is difficult to manage. Depending on the type of resident you care for, death might occur frequently. It is important to provide help to other residents as well as your staff in these difficult ...

Electronic Records Requests: How They Affect You

By Heather Brown
July 01, 2016

It seems that more and more paperwork is being moved to electronic databases and we are becoming a digital society.  These new processes have had an impact on the healthcare industry.  There are many benefits to electronic records, but with that there are many new concerns that should be addressed as well. What are the ...

The Benefits of Art & Music Therapy for Alzheimer Residents

By Heather Brown
May 20, 2016

Art and music therapy offers a way for residents to communicate their feelings in a non-verbal manner which is particularly important to those that suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia and are not always capable of communicating verbally....

How to Find Benefits for the Elderly

By Heather Brown
September 14, 2015

There are different benefits for the elderly that you can find and many of them are reachable online. If you don’t get the help of the government or an organization, it can be expensive to take care of your elderly relatives. There are various government programs that can help you to get the proper care ...

The Benefits of Preschools in Nursing Homes

By Heather Brown
June 26, 2015

Who would have ever thought of putting a preschool in an assisted living facility such as a long term nursing home, successfully integrating the old and the very young? Well, a Seattle nursing facility initiated this idea twenty-five years ago and it’s a winner for all involved. The little ones, the elderly, and the facility ...

Art Therapy Programs and Assisted Living Facilities

By Heather Brown
June 15, 2015

For those seniors who are living in assisted living communities, art therapy programs are one of the highlights that make the golden years extra special. Among several types of resident activities, art therapy has been proven to be beneficial in limitless ways. Each assisted living community has its own art therapy programs that they run ...

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