Tag: person centered

Ignite Purpose with Engagement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that by 2030 all of the baby boomers will have reached the age of 65 and by 2035 older adults will outnumber children in this country for the first time in its history. Global projections on aging show similar trends. The United Nations reports that the number of older […]

Fulfilling Needs to Support Purposeful Living

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” – Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid shows that an individual cannot fulfill their highest aspirations for a meaningful life (the top of the pyramid) until their […]

Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Questions about Resident Engagement?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be” – Abraham H. Maslow This quote, from renowned American Psychologist Abraham H. Maslow, expertly explains the importance of creating a world in which every […]

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 […]

Reducing Antipsychotics through Digital Engagement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Linked Senior and Kendal on Hudson,  a continuing care retirement community with 222 independent living units, embarked on a project called “The Power of Zero.” It began with a plan and buy-in from the entire interdisciplinary care team to ensure everyone was educated and on-board with the goals of a patient being withdrawn from antipsychotic medications. The […]

The Unspoken Cost of Restraint

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thankfully, the practice of using physical restraints for older adults living with dementia has largely been relegated to the past. In fact, Linked Senior client Kendal Senior Living Communities led the way nationally in prioritizing the elimination of restraints with their participation in the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative. Between 1996 and 2015, Pennsylvania itself has […]