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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.
If you are considering assisted living for you or a loved one, the decision can be overwhelming.
New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.
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.
Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.
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.
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.
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.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.