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One-on-one with...Annette Gunnerson

June 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life...

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Genetic risk and poor diet could lead to memory loss

June 26, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research suggests a relationship with diet and plaque for those with the ApoE4 gene mutation.

A beary good cause

June 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An Oregon retirement community has made more than 10,000 teddy bears for children in crisis over the last decade.

Lessons from Mary

June 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.

LTC celebrates 40th National Nursing Assistants Week

June 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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This week we salute the hard work and dedication of nursing assistants, the front-line eyes, ears and hearts of senior care.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

Coloring for a connection

June 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new coloring book from Maria Shriver is designed to help people with dementia bond with loved ones. 

The risks of being home alone

June 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Seniors can jeopardize their health when they refuse home health services after being discharged from the hospital. 

Retirement community tub source of Legionnaires’ disease

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Two residents in a Florida retirement community tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease.

Putting humanity in healthcare

June 15, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing. 

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.