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A Serious Look at Elder Abuse Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 14, 2024 9:54:12 AM

Stop Elder Abuse

This article aims to delve into the importance of adopting strategies for preventing elder abuse.

Throughout my 32-year tenure in leadership roles within nursing homes, I consistently encountered frustration due to the scarcity of resources, both in terms of time and finances, as well as the absence of thoroughly researched and effective strategies for proactively preventing elder abuse. Despite implementing standard measures such as employee background checks, mandatory annual in-service training, and policy review during new hire orientations, I often sensed a lingering feeling that there was more we could do. Looking back, I now recognize that we also fell short in adequately educating family members on abuse prevention. However, one aspect where we excelled was in promptly reporting allegations, which appeared to hold utmost importance from a regulatory standpoint, regrettably so.

Whether a professional working with elders living in the community or congregate care, does your agency do enough?  Can you identify and describe the organizational strategy to prevent abuse?

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Topics: Caregiver Training, Caregiver Burnout, elder abuse, compassionate leadership, compassion culture, Elder Abuse Prevention

Listening: An Under-Utilized Caregiving Skill

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 29, 2024 11:05:04 AM



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Topics: Care Partners, Direct Care Workforce Training, Caregiver Tools, Communication Skills Training

Building Retention Through a Culture that Inspires Empathy, Generosity and Happiness

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 16, 2023 10:52:00 AM

In the dynamic and challenging field of aging services, fostering a workplace culture that prioritizes empathy, generosity, and happiness can significantly impact employee retention. As professionals navigate the complexities of providing care and support to older adults, the emotional well-being of employees becomes a crucial factor in ensuring both quality service delivery and sustained job satisfaction.

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Topics: compassionate touch, dementia training, caregiver education, employee retention, cultivating empathy, compassion culture, Dementia Empathy Training

Community Health Workers: Revolutionizing Dementia Care Community Outreach

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 21, 2023 12:30:00 PM


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Dementia Care: CMS Launches the GUIDE Model for HCBS to Improve Dementia Support at Home

Posted by Julie Boggess on Aug 31, 2023 12:00:00 PM




As of July 31, 2023, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Center for Innovation (CMS) announced a new payment model designed to promote care and support for people with traditional Medicare insurance or dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid living with dementia in the community. 

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Guiding the Future of Aging Services: Maximizing Internship Experiences to Propel Students into Aging Service Professions

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 6, 2023 4:32:35 PM

Scores of higher education institutions across the United States offer educational tracks that guide students toward careers in Health Sciences and Aging Services.   Internships are a capstone event for many programs and influence career decisions. Making the most of an internship opportunity is paramount to ushering in new talent to the Aging Services Profession.    

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Topics: Age-u-cate Training Institue, Aging Courses, Higher Education, Internships

Reviving Human Connection: The Power of Touch in Post-Pandemic Elder Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jun 2, 2023 2:12:29 PM


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Skilled Nursing: Onsite Training That Provides Better Skills, A Deeper Understanding, And Increased Passion.

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 10, 2022 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: skilled nursing, thankfulness

Developing Invested Employees: How One Home Care Agency Uses Education

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 13, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A delightful benefit of being a part of the AGE-u-cate team is being inspired by our clients and seeing the impact of our programs on their business.   

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Topics: Dementia Live, Dementia Live®Training, Dementia Care Outreach Education

Five Tips for Reminiscing with Seniors

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 8, 2022 12:00:00 PM


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Topics: family engagement, Flashback Reminiscence Training

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