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Your Caregivers and Social Media

By Heather Brown
May 04, 2018

The use of social media has increased significantly in recent years as the number of platforms continues to grow. Platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook offer many benefits to users including more communication with long-distance friends and family as well as access to news and industry happenings. But, the benefits also come with many risks, ...

The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs

By Heather Brown
January 06, 2017

Aging individuals enjoy watching their families grow and reach new milestones. One of the biggest joys they experience is the arrival of grandchildren. The young and old have a special connection that may offer some significant health benefits. A recent study shows elderly individuals that watch their grandchildren at least once a week experience fewer ...

Ring in the New Year with Your Residents

By Heather Brown
December 30, 2016

Holidays in an adult residential care home can leave some residents feeling lonely and sad. This is especially true when the joys and celebrations of Christmas have ended. Many think celebrating the New Year is for young people to take on the town. In reality, celebrating the New Year is for the young at heart ...

Celebrating the Holidays

By Heather Brown
December 23, 2016

The Christmas holiday is a time for family, giving, and celebration. Some residents find it difficult to embrace the holiday season in an adult residential care home. One recent study found that more than half of residents spend the holiday in the adult residential care home instead of at home with family. Administrators and staff ...

Seven Ways to Keep Resident’s Families Involved

By Heather Brown
November 11, 2016

Families place their loved ones in adult residential care facilities to receive top-notch care and improve their quality of life. Like any major move, the transition to assisted living care is emotional. Families and residents experience anxiety and nervousness about the change, loss of independence and new living arrangements. That is also why adult residential ...

The Emerging Legal Risks of Social Media

By Heather Brown
November 04, 2016

Social media is changing communication on a near daily basis. Publishing status updates, pictures, and videos is a routine part of many individual’s lives and help connect them to family and friends across the world. Even businesses are experiencing great success with their social media marketing strategies. With all the hype and advantages of social ...

Federal and State Regulations in Assisted Living

By Heather Brown
September 07, 2015

Long-term care and assisted living facilities are regulated by both the federal and state governments, though regulations and licensing requirements can vary from state to state. These sometimes subtle differences contribute to the wide range of senior housing models in different states. But each facility and agency has to meet certain standards, and here’s a ...

What Your Family Should Look for When Looking for a Caregiver

By Heather Brown
August 19, 2015

Sometimes love ones become ill or injured unexpectedly. This leaves you hunting for a caregiver to help care for them until they become well again. When searching for the right one there are some things your family needs to look out for before hiring. After all, you want the one you love to receive the best ...

How to Cope With the Decision

By Heather Brown
August 10, 2015

When Is an Assisted Living Facility Needed for a Family Member? You may be forced to move your loved ones in a nursing home when a sudden change occurs in their life. This usually means having a severe health problem. Such a move can also happen when the older person has the desire of moving ...

When Hiring a Home Care Agency, What Should You be Asking?

By Heather Brown
July 27, 2015

The importance of hiring a quality home care agency when you or a loved one needs long-term care can’t be overstated. With so many to choose from, finding the right one will take some research. But experts like the Mayo Clinic say that knowing what to questions to ask during the hiring process can make ...

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