In recognition of National Volunteer's month, I'd like to honor the people who serve as long-term care ombudsman. Many people do not realize the important role they play in keeping our elders safe by advocating for their rights.
In celebration of Earth Day, I want to share an organization that I recently became acquainted with that is supporting the efforts of saving our National Forests. Trees for Change is a wonderful option for honoring a loved one or pet.
Access to quality rural healthcare, resources, education, and support is a growing challenge in the US and around the globe. What does this mean for the growing numbers of persons living with dementia and their families who are caring for them? How does this affect the quality of care being offered by nursing homes and other care providers?
I am humbled and honored to work with such amazing and talented people. As a trainer, I believe we learn as much from those we are training as they learn from us. We are all practicing when it comes to dementia care. Every day is a new day and no matter where we fit into the spectrum, we all need each other to learn and grow. Let's talk about person-centered care practices.
March 3 -7 is Careers in Aging Week and an appropriate time to talk about the importance of this topic. No longer are the shortages of direct care staff and others in long term care a subject of the future. The crisis is looming and it is serious.
Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, dementia, Family, caregivers, Dementia Live®Training, leadership, Hospital Professionals, professionals, elder care, education, families, understanding, dementia training, older adults, dementia education, home care
Caregivers are a unique group of people. Naturally nurturing and compassionate, such empathetic traits can also lead to complex challenges. Creating healthy boundaries is especially tough when you are the type of person that wants to help. Learning when to say yes and how to say no is essential for caregivers to stay physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy.
More than 5.5 million people across the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. As the baby boom generation ages, the numbers are projected to grow at alarming rates. Although state dementia training requirements vary greatly, overall requirements are expanding for certified nursing assistants, administrators, licensed practical nurses, health aides, personal care assistants and law enforcement and emergency personnel.
Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, CMS dementia training, Assisted Living, dementia training
Stress Reaction is a term being used more often to describe communication in persons living with dementia. Behavioral expression, too, is communication. In a growing number of circles, the term behavioral expression is being replaced by stress reaction simply because behaviors sometimes leans toward being a negative descriptive of how persons with dementia express unmet needs.
Topics: dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, Care Partners, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Stress, AGE-u-cate Training, Behavioral Expression, communication
From the conversations I have every single day with our partners, I'm guessing most of you would give yourselves an adequate score at best. And perhaps this is on a good day. "Empowering Your Caregivers" - some of you might just be asking what exactly I mean by empowering caregivers.