PPE Pointers

Hello everyone, Dr. Heidi White and some of her colleagues in Durham, NC created this quick video to remind healthcare workers about the importance of facemasks and how to wear them properly. Please take a look and share with your staff.  Dr. White offers some helpful tips, like how to lower your voice while wearing […]

Helpers for Residents, and Ways Residents Can Help!

Hello everyone, As the COVID-19 crisis continues and visitors are still not allowed into your communities to see their loved ones, we thought some of your residents who may be feeling especially lonely or depressed at this time might benefit from this great free service offered by the Institute on Aging—the Friendship Line! https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line TOLL […]

Get Residents Moving During ADL Care!

Hello everyone, With so many residents staying in their rooms because of COVID-19, we want help you find ways to keep them moving in their small spaces. Integrating physical activity while helping residents with their activities of daily living is a great way to do this, especially if you are short on staff during this […]

Go Outside!

Hello everyone, We hope you and your staff are all doing well amid this crisis, and that your residents and their families are coping well too. We were happy to get these pictures (please see attached files) from our friends at an assisted living home. On one of our recent sunny days, the staff encouraged […]

Person-Centered Care During COVID-19

Hello everyone, Our thoughts are with all of you, your residents, and staff during this stressful time of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. You and your staff are likely busy reassuring the nervous loved ones of your residents, reminding staff of infection prevention protocols, and cancelling group outings and activities. With so many changes to […]

March into Spring

Hello everyone, March is here and soon you’ll want to be spending more time outside with residents enjoying the spring sunshine and flowers. Let’s get ready! Encouraging residents to move more now can help improve balance, maintain or increase lower body strength, and improve flexibility, which will make it easier for everybody to go outside. […]