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Healthy Nutrition For The Elderly

By Heather Brown
May 27, 2015

Providing healthy eating for the elderly is a common concern for anyone who cares for an aging person. Maintaining a healthy diet is important for the elderly, and sometimes diets need to change as we age. Balance is the key to a healthy diet. Good nutrition keeps our minds, bones, muscles and other parts of our ...

Best Ways To Communicate With Your Residents

By Heather Brown
May 25, 2015

Communication is crucial for effective dealing with people especially where they are relatively powerless and require assistance. In places like personal care homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, adult foster homes and residential care facilities, where the owners and administrators need to communicate with their residents, communicate with different ways must be employed to ...

How To Prevent Bedsores In Your Assisted Living Facility

By Heather Brown
May 21, 2015

Bedsores (also called pressure ulcers) are very common in elderly people that are immobilized or bedridden in assisted living care. They are caused by unrelieved pressure on an area of the body, usually the back, buttocks, or hips and they can cause infections, sepsis, loss of muscle, and in some serious cases, death. Fortunately, bedsores ...

Outdoor Activities For Your Residents

By Heather Brown
May 19, 2015

In a highly litigious society, keeping your elderly residents from slips, trips and falls, is of paramount concern.  When the weather is nicer, your residents often want to feel the sun on the face. Your social activities director, nursing staff, as well as the engineering department need to have a fully developed plan for the manner, ...

How Dance Can Effect and Help Your Residents

By Heather Brown
May 15, 2015

No matter if one does it for exercise or sport, dancing is one of the best ways for people of any age to stay fit. Indeed, no matter if you are 5 or 105, dancing is a great activity for the entire family. That being said, for those who have may need help motivating an ...

Ways To Keep The Brain Active

By Heather Brown
May 13, 2015

As we age, our mental abilities start to decline due to changes in neural connections. Have you had a moment of forgetfulness as you have gotten older? Well, the decline of your mental abilities is not completely inevitable. You might even be able to help slow it down, as the brain is always capable of ...

Does Your Caregiver Need A Break?

By Heather Brown
May 11, 2015

Caregivers will go through many emotions during their job of caring for someone dependent on them. Caring for someone every day is an extremely demanding situation and will take its toll on you both mentally and physically. If you do not take care of yourself, you will not be healthy enough to provide care for ...

Music And The Impact It Has On The Elderly

By Heather Brown
May 07, 2015

Music is an activity that uses the entire brain; waltzing in to delight the soul and stimulate the mind. Music has the key to enjoyment that helps the elderly mentally and physically putting it at the top of the list of activities for residents in residential homes. Music Impacts the Elderly Mentally: • Eases anxiety and ...

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