Congratulation to John Shoff!

June 28, 2018 — This year, John (volunteer) was nominated for an award called the Heigl Award through his company for volunteering in another facility, and the prize was $1000. John comes two times a month to volunteer within our facility and provide beautiful gospel music for our residents and staff. I can tell you that we always get... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

June 28, 2018 — When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

AHCA Annual Conference & Trade Show

June 28, 2018 — Theme: Cruising Toward Quality Date: June 19th, 2018 Each year the Annual AHCA Conference & Trade Show host an Annual Award Luncheon at which time they honor the exemplary service and devotion of long term care leaders, staff, residents and volunteers who daily demonstrate their commitment to quality. This year I am honored to have... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

June 28, 2018 — Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Jokes and Riddles – How To Write Them

June 28, 2018 — July 1st is International Joke Day! Jokes and riddle don’t come to mind randomly. Comedians use “humor algorithms.” You can learn to do the same as an interesting brain exercise. One systematic and creative humor algorithm involves starting with a word or a subject, and then fitting it into various joke and riddle “types.” For... Read More

Safety in the Summer Sun

June 3, 2018 — Precautions should be taken year-round to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun. This is especially important in the summertime when the sun is at its hottest. Aside from sunburns, heatstroke and dehydration are additional hazards to watch out for. With a few safety steps and by planning ahead you can avoid... Read More

Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration

June 3, 2018 — Why does hydration matter? In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease. Dehydration can often lead to adverse effects from medications, urinary tract and respiratory infections, delirium, renal failure, seizure,... Read More

Have a Hassle-Free Summer!

June 3, 2018 — With summer already here, things can get a little bit hectic. Here are some tips to help make your summer a little less frenzied and a little bit safer. Keep a summer fun bag. Keep a bag well stocked with all the summer essentials, such as sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle, a mini first... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

June 3, 2018 — The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 17

June 3, 2018 — On Father’s Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. A number of recently published studies call attention to the effects of good fathering. Men who play an active role in... Read More