Tag: dementia care

The WHY of Resident Engagement

The WHY of resident engagement is to help older adults find meaning in their lives and stay connected to their purpose regardless of their interests or cognitive changes.

The Key to Unlocking Dementia

The opportunity to engage with our surroundings meaningfully each day is a basic human right. The freedom to do this must be protected by providers who are serving older adults in our industry.

“Dementia is Not My Problem”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is a humbling experience to be told you are wrong, especially when that feedback comes from a major client and mentor! A few years ago, I considered redefining our company’s focus as a “dementia engagement platform” instead of a “resident engagement platform.” The response to this proposed change from one client was especially […]

What is Purposeful Engagement?

It is time for the senior care industry to take note of how preserving a person’s agency in the care process is a necessary component of purposeful engagement.

High Engagement Associated with Positive Health Outcomes

Through their research, Linked Senior has highlighted how residents that are engaged based on their current needs and preferences experience better health outcomes than those who are not engaged in that way.

Preparing for Next Phase of Rules of Participation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final Rules of Participation for nursing facilities, also known as the “Mega-Rule.” The rule aims to improve patient care and safety for close to 1.5 million residents in more than 15,000 long-term care facilities nationwide that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid […]