Creating Feelings of Belonging Through Touch

Posted by Kathy Dreyer on Jun 15, 2020 11:28:50 AM

Several months ago, pre-COVID 19, I took a dance class. There were only about 8 or 10 women in the class. For the most part, we did not know each other. Although I have no identifiable dancing skills, I had the feeling of belonging there.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, compassionate touch

Touch for Elders is Needed Now More than Ever

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jun 11, 2020 9:25:32 AM
The AGE-u-cate Training Institute supports aging services providers as they respond to the isolation crisis facing their elderly residents and clients.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, caregivers, compassionate touch, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

Post COVID Long Term Care Reform

Posted by Julie Boggess on May 18, 2020 7:11:37 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic must inspire significant changes in how long term care is treated and resourced.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, compassionate touch, aging, long term care, support, Work, front line staff, reform, COVID

The Trauma of Relocation for People with Dementia

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 3, 2020 11:24:51 PM

 

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, caregivers, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Faith Community, families, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

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

Validation in Dementia Care: Thank You, Naomi!

Posted by Ann Catlin on Dec 5, 2019 9:00:55 AM
Validation helps caregivers step into the world of a person with dementia, creating understanding and empathy.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Memory Care, Family Caregiver, dementia, Family, caregivers, compassionate touch, Alzheimer's disease, Hospital Professionals, dementia friendly, understanding, touch

The Importance of Education for Informal Caregivers

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 11, 2019 10:21:21 AM
Members of the First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, IL attend an Eldercare Educational Program about Understanding the Continuum of Eldercare.
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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Aging in the Workplace, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community

Innovation in long term care communities: early versus late adopters

Posted by Kathy Dreyer on Oct 10, 2019 2:32:44 PM

Innovation in the long-term care setting can take many forms. It can be a novel technology, an inventive volunteer program, or an innovative training class. No matter what the offering is, the willingness to try something new to benefit elders in the long-term care setting is always worth attempting.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, compassionate touch, Dementia Live

How to Prevent People in Nursing Homes from Becoming Invisible?

Posted by Ann Catlin on Oct 4, 2019 12:47:33 PM
People in care can often feel invisible.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Senior Care, Caregiver, compassionate touch, Hospital Professionals, Caregiver Training, Person centered care, touch

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

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