Tag: evidence based

The power of rituals in dementia care – 3 tips for positive reinforcement

To provide the best possible care for dementia patients, we need to get past some important misconceptions about the disease. One is that Alzheimer’s, which accounts for about 80 percent of dementias, is strictly a disorder of memory. In fact, it usually involves many mental processes, including the abilities to focus attention, organize thoughts, and […]

Occupational Wellness & dementia – 4 tips to success

According to the University of California, Occupational Wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads […]

Family Involvement in Programming linked to Resident Well-Being

The latest 2013 Seniors Housing & Care Journal from the National Investment Center highlights interesting findings related to families and their importance in resident care. Based on a six-month randomized trial of 18 residential care/assisted living settings and six nursing homes, the researchers found that family involvement in the care of residents improves resident quality of life as […]

Residents with Dementia: 6 tips to support frontline staff

According to Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), “long-term care for older people is, mainly, about care for people with dementia.” The report states that about half of all older people who need care have some form of dementia, and 80% of older nursing home […]

Resident engagement brings better outcomes

How do we define engagement?It is the act of occupying oneself, to become involved. In senior communities, this is reflected by residents engaging in their activities, dining experiences, therapy and/or with the community at large. With the increased importance of customer focused service and person centered strategies, engagement is becoming an essential component for any […]

Activities & Programming are good for business

Better run retirement communities realize the benefits, both to residents and to the community, of giving more control to residents over choices and more programming. By setting a goal is to deliver care that is more resident centered, communities across the country have improved resident care and customer satisfaction, and have done so while making […]