Hello everyone, Timber Ridge in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania had a summer contest to recognize employees who used effective interventions to address behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The big winner was Kathleen Hunter! Congratulations Kathleen! We’ve attached a photo of her receiving her award. Kathleen is a CNA on the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. One of […]

Addressing Behavioral Challenges

Hello everyone, The UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program has developed a set videos addressing common behavioral challenges for caregivers. The brief videos first show a “typical” approach by a caregiver, then some discussion by an expert, and then show the “preferred approach”  of the same scenario and a few more tips. The videos are free […]

Caring Hands Award

Hello everyone, Here’s a great opportunity to recognize one of your outstanding nursing assistants! The Cynthia D. Steele Caring Hands Award is awarded to a nursing assistant who demonstrates compassionate, creative, and/or exceptional care to older adults. It will be awarded at the 11th Annual Journey to Hope conference for caregivers on November 10th. Nominations […]

Nominate Your CNA of the Year!

Hello everyone, If you know an exceptional CNA on your staff who has focused on a person centered care intervention for managing BPSD and wish they could be recognized for their dedication, talent and hard work, here’s a great opportunity. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is accepting nominations for CNA of the Year. […]

Active Aging Week is Coming!

Hello everyone, We encourage you to celebrate Active Aging Week, held from September 23rd through the 29th and sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging. The event will have “theme days” that focus on different aspects of healthy aging. This year they include: The WALK! With Aegis Therapies Wellness with Water (Aquatic Yoga or […]