A Nod to Nursing Home Administrators

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 12, 2021 12:48:37 PM
thank-you-300x300Nursing Home Administrators are unsung heroes before, during and after the pandemic.  On this occasion of  Nursing Home Administrator's Week, AGE-u-cate Training Institute extends our thanks and admiration for the tireless commitment of these professionals.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that a health services manager plans, directs and coordinates the business of activities of healthcare providers, and this includes nursing home administrators.

It is difficult to define such a complex job.  However, I think the BLS should update the position responsibilities for the LNHA.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Training, AGE-u-cate®, AGE-u-cate Training

Case Study: Compassionate Touch at Presbyterian Senior Living

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 10, 2021 11:22:20 AM

 

Presbyterian Senior Living offers love, connection and comfort to their elders by creatively keeping Compassionate Touch moving forward during the pandemic.

AGE-u-cate honors the wonderful work at  Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), based in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.

Alicia Fenstermacher, PSL Corporate Director of Purposeful Living and AGE-u-cate Certified Master Trainer shared how PSL keeps resident and employee well-being front and center during the pandemic with Compassionate Touch.

Since 2015, Compassionate Touch is integrated into the culture of care and service at PSL. They have over 230 certified Compassionate Touch Coaches, and  989 trained caregivers.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Elders, compassionate touch, Senior Living, AGE-u-cate®, AGE-u-cate Training, touch

COVID Recovery: Developing the Next Generation Aging Services Workforce

Posted by Julie Boggess on Dec 7, 2020 10:29:13 AM
COVID recovery: Building the next generation of aging services professionals.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Training, aging, Workforce, AGE-u-cate Training, staff, COVID, aging services workforce, education and training, Covid recovery

Calling Attention to Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 20, 2020 1:24:55 PM
Elder abuse is a growing concern as our population ages and lives longer.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Elders, Training, Family, caregivers, Professional Caregivers, elder abuse, AGE-u-cate Training

Aging Services Future Focus

Posted by Julie Boggess on Dec 30, 2019 9:47:48 AM

On the brink of a new decade, I contemplate what the next ten years will look like for the aging services industry. Reflecting on the past provides me some hope for the future. In some respects, we have come a long way.  By the same token, we should maintain a future focus and continue to develop more strategies that support the quality of living of frail elders.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, dementia, Care Partners, caregivers, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Dementia Live®Training, aging, understanding

Retention Culture: Antidote to C.N.A Turnover in LTC

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 21, 2019 4:52:28 PM
Shaping organizational culture and respect for Certified Nursing Assistants can impact retention.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Hospital Professionals, certified nursing assistants, retention, turnover

Education First in Dementia Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 7, 2019 9:19:33 AM
Foundational Education is critical for inexperienced caregivers of persons with Dementia. Don't rely on understanding through experience alone.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, caregivers, Dementia Live, Dementia Live®Training, Hospital Professionals

Specialized Dementia Training and Employee Turnover

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 30, 2019 1:28:29 PM

 

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, turnover, dementia training, employee training, AGE-u-cate Training, home health

Dementia-Friendly Faith Communities: Let's Get Started

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 22, 2019 11:19:59 AM
Faith communities should start to think about creating a culture of acceptance for persons with dementia.
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Topics: The Faith Community, AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Training, dementia, dementia friendly, Faith Community, faith communities, Faith, AGE-u-cate Training

Infection Control and Expressive Touch: We Can Have Both

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 15, 2019 9:42:59 AM
The healing benefit of expressive touch is lacking in the lives of older adults.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Training, compassionate touch, caregiving, older adults, skilled nursing, infection control, expressive touch

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