Weekly Tidbits

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for September 5, 2021: Recognize Resilience!

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of “resilience” has gained more attention. Your resilience as a health care provider is certainly tested—and hopefully strengthened—as we continue to move forward through this difficult time, learning more about ourselves and each other than ever before. What about the resilience of your older adult… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for September 5, 2021: Recognize Resilience!

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 22, 2021: What are your barriers to getting patients walking?

You already know that getting patients up and walking is beneficial to them for a variety of reasons. But we all have things in our lives that we know we should do, but don’t, and there are usually a bunch of reasons why. Unless we identify the barriers that keep us from doing what we… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 22, 2021: What are your barriers to getting patients walking?

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 15, 2021: Can Your Patients Hear You?

Many of your older patients may have difficulty hearing, and this can make matters more challenging when you are encouraging them to participate in their care and help them ambulate. Our friends at Penn State School of Nursing have shared one of their tidbits that includes key communication strategies for Hearing-Impaired Older Patients. If you… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 15, 2021: Can Your Patients Hear You?

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 8, 2021: Inspiration Leads to Determination

If you watched some of the Olympics over the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard athletes talk about what inspires them—what pushes them to keep working every day, even when things get difficult and painful. When it comes to Function Focused Care, what inspires your patients? What motivates them to walk to the bathroom or… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for August 8, 2021: Inspiration Leads to Determination

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for July 18, 2021: Keep Your Patients Moving

Our friends at the Penn State College of Nursing shared these great Function Focused Care reminders with us, and we are paying it forward and passing them on to you. Remember that an exercise as simple as “sit-to-stand” can go a long way towards helping your patients with dementia maintain their ability to transfer to… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for July 18, 2021: Keep Your Patients Moving

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for July 4, 2021: Happy Fourth of July!

Do you sometimes see “fireworks” on your unit?  Not the colorful, sparkly, celebratory kind…but emotional fireworks, where patients who have dementia become combative or aggressive and you aren’t sure the best way to respond? Often, a patient with cognitive impairment who is behaving this way is trying to communicate feelings that they aren’t able to… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for July 4, 2021: Happy Fourth of July!

AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for June 27, 2021: Talk Mobility During Bedside Reports

Bedside reports are a great opportunity to update a patient’s mobility score for the day and communicate it to the healthcare team, including nurses coming on shift. If a person’s mobility score indicates that they should be up and transferring to a chair or walking, this gives the team a chance to discuss the score… Continue reading AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for June 27, 2021: Talk Mobility During Bedside Reports

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