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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
A survey of Swedish nursing home staff found seniors who kept busy reported better well-being and were more engaged, highlighting the importance of staying active and retaining personhood.
Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment.
A granddaughter brings her birthday party to the nursing home so grandma could join in the celebration.
A Texas nursing home received a special delivery of some handmade Valentine’s Day cards.
A nursing home is asking community members to be residents’ valentines.
A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday.
One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog.
Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017.
A man with Parkinson’s disease has started playing piano at the hospital to the delight of patients and surprise of doctors.
How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.
A Minnesota couple, affectionately known as Grandma Rosie and Grandpa Dave, volunteer as foster grandparents at a local Montessori school.
A New York woman has started a collection to help area residents get new or gently used clothes, a simple gesture that reminds us dressing is more than a matter of appearances.