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Pool Safety for Residents

By brian barrick
July 31, 2012

Does your assisted living facility have a pool that the residents use or are in a similar proximity? Although you may be aware of some pool safety tips, do you know specific pool safety tips for residents? Your residents may have known how to swim like an Olympic athlete at one point of time, but ...

Discussion Group

By brian barrick
July 30, 2012

Everyone needs to get some things off their chest sometimes. This could be done for your residents by holding a weekly discussion group. This will give the residents at your assisted living facility a chance to come together and share their opinions and stories. A staff member at your assisted living facility can lead the ...

Keep your Team Happy and Motivated

By brian barrick
July 25, 2012

Businesses across the United States are losing money every day sue to disengaged employees.  It’s a a surprisingly $300 billion annually. There are tactics to keep employees motivated and to keep them loving there job, but the key lies in a strong, positive, and adaptive company culture.Company culture does not only save you money in ...

Avoide Elderly Dehydration

By brian barrick
July 24, 2012

With this extreme summer heat everyone is at more of a risk of dehydration, but elderly individuals are even more at risk because their bodies have less water content than younger people. Symptoms of dehydration need to be taken serious and they need to be treated as soon as possible, because, believe it or not, ...

Jewelry Making Class

By brian barrick
July 23, 2012

Jewelry making is a magnificent activity for individuals of any age. Stringing beads can alleviate stress in exhausted professionals, and it can toughen agility in senior’s citizen’s hands. Not much needed to have jewelry making at your assisted living facility, just some string, beads and plenty of imagination. Your residents may gain self confidence, encourage ...

Revive Your Employees

By brian barrick
July 19, 2012

These record breaking heat days can really get you and your employees feeling unfocussed and mentally drained. That is not good for any business so use these tips to keep your employees focused and boosted: Share company goals through a meeting, luncheon, or team building activity. A yearly goal can also be posted in your ...

Music Therapy for Residents

By brian barrick
July 16, 2012

  Assisted Living Facilities frequently employ music therapists. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Individuals are likely to feel down and grief-stricken when moved away from their families and homes ...

Move Night

By brian barrick
July 09, 2012

Many residents may remember going to the movie theatre with their high school sweetheart to see a black and white flick back in the day. Bring back those happy times with a (monthly, weekly, etc.) movie night. In the summer time you would get a projector and a drop and play the movie outside while ...

Happy Independence Day!

By brian barrick
July 02, 2012

Happy 4th of July! One way of making Independence Day more celebratory in a nursing home is to engage the residents in some patriotic crafts and games. Bear in mind the limitations that many of the residents may have, such as reduced eyesight, poor coordination and trembling hands. Crafts and activities should be enjoyable, not ...