The holidays are just around the corner, and your residents’ families and friends may be pondering what holiday gift they can buy for their loved one after such a difficult year. DailyCaring.com had a recent article about Amazon Echo’s “Alexa” voice assistant and how it can be helpful for people with dementia. Alexa can be… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for November 15, 2020: A holiday gift idea…
Oral health plays a key role in the comfort and well-being of your residents, but it often gets lower priority when we are busy and time is short (like during a pandemic!). Encouraging residents to care for their teeth and gums and knowing how to assist them when necessary will help your residents maintain healthy… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for November 8, 2020: Brush, brush, brush those teeth!
Tidbit of the Week for November 1, 2020: Educational videos on caring for COVID-19 patients from ANA
Unfortunately, we’re seeing COVID-19 cases spike around the country, and this puts your residents at an especially high risk for infection. One way you can help your nursing staff maintain a sense of control during these stressful times is to provide them with the latest information about how to best care for residents with COVID-19.… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for November 1, 2020: Educational videos on caring for COVID-19 patients from ANA
Halloween is fast approaching (this Saturday!), so we thought now would be a good time to address the fears that some of your residents may have about walking, other physical activity, and falling. It’s easy to understand that if a person has fallen before and gotten hurt, that they are afraid of falling again. Because of… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for October 25, 2020: Address Fears about Physical Activity this Halloween
While some nursing homes and assisted living residences are beginning to open their doors to visitors from family and friends, some are still unable do so because of high COVID-rates in the community or a recent outbreak within the nursing home or assisted living. DailyCaring.com has a helpful article with some tips on how to… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for October 18, 2020: Make Video Call Visits Easier
If you’re looking for some new ways to safely engage residents with dementia while still practicing social distancing, we have some ideas for you! The first are from Positive Approach to Care (www.TeepaSnow.com). Click here to see a list of 13 Engagement Ideas While Practicing Social Distancing, and we think you’ll discover at least a… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for October 11, 2020: Ways to Engage Residents During COVID-19…and Beyond!
Our residents may not be doing cartwheels or the splits anymore, but being flexible makes it easier to take part in activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, bathing and transferring. Stretching can improve flexibility—and it feels good too! No equipment is needed, and every little bit helps. You can lead flexibility exercises with… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for October 4, 2020: Learn to Be Flexible!
Just about everyone who works with people with dementia can tell you how difficult it can sometimes be to get them to take a shower. DailyCaring.com has a helpful article with 7 tips on how to get a person with dementia to take a shower. Click here to read the full article. Below are the… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for September 27, 2020: Shower Time
This Tuesday is the first day of Autumn, often referred to as “fall” as we see leaves falling and feel temperatures falling too. Fall also gets us thinking about…well…falls. This year especially, with residents staying in their rooms more due to COVID-19, and group exercises, family visits, outings and activities cancelled or minimized, residents may… Continue reading Tidbit of the Week for September 20, 2020: Let’s Talk About Falls
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