Activities

Making the Holidays Brighter

Integrating families and the wider community can make a potentially lonely time brighter for residents. Read More »

Treating Depression and Loneliness in SNFs and LTC Facilities

More than just feeling blue, these conditions can threaten the health of your residents.

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Pet Therapy and Elder Care: A Winning Combination

Frequent contact with pets has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, enhance mood, and boost feelings of interest and enthusiasm. Read More »

Involving the Wider Community

It’s not always easy, but bringing the outside world to your residents can benefit everyone involved.

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2018 resolutions worth keeping

A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

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Pet therapy is for the birds

Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

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’Tis the season

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. 

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Assisted living activities: From blankets to beer, variety is key

Bingo and movie night aren’t enough to keep most residents engaged and happy. Activity professional Susan Rauch shares unconventional ideas for expanding your activities offerings.

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The sound of participation

A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

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Friendships: the key to aging well

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. 

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