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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter.
A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents.
A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.
Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories.
Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia.
In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.
A Michigan retirement community is raising money and getting ready for the new year with a classic Hollywood twist.
Residents with dementia made toys for children in Texas who were affected by the hurricane.
Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.
It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.
Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents.