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

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

Find Time for Compassion

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 24, 2019 2:56:11 PM
Care of frail elders is often reduced to the completion of tasks. Caregivers caught in the frenzy of tasks should make time to provide the compassionate part of care- expressive touch.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, compassionate touch, Hospital Professionals

A Special Grandparent's Day

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 9, 2019 11:08:11 AM
Lessons from an old tree.
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Topics: The Faith Community, The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, compassionate touch, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community

A Reflection: The Comfort of Touch for Family at End of Life

Posted by Julie Boggess on Aug 19, 2019 12:25:32 PM

 

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, compassionate touch, Hospital Professionals, family caregivers, End-of-life

Employee Education = Engagement = Quality Care

Posted by Julie Boggess on Aug 5, 2019 10:54:35 AM
Employees at Emerald Health and Rehab in North Carolina are immersed in education about the positive effects of expressive touch.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Training, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Hospital Professionals, education, Employees, health

Is it Possible for Doctors to Provide Compassionate Care?

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 10, 2019 2:34:20 PM

The Physician's Oath promises to approach all patients with integrity, candor, empathy, and respect.  I believe that most doctors take their oath seriously.  I believe most doctors study very hard because they truly want to help other people and make a positive difference in the field of medicine.  Doctors have a tremendous responsibility in today's messy healthcare environment.  They work long hours, have many patients and deal with lots of complications to ultimately deliver the care that their patients need.  So, is it really possible for doctors to provide compassionate care?

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, healthcare, Senior Care Professionals, leadership, Hospital Professionals, Faith Community, Doctors, hospitals, patients

The NICHE difference: Preparing Our Long-Term Care Workforce for Tomorrow

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 5, 2019 5:11:37 PM

We are thrilled to have recently announced our collaboration with NICHE - Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, a nation-wide nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations through education and mentorship.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Hospital Professionals, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, older adults, Nurses, Geriatric Nursing, NICHE

Compassion Fatigue: Caring too Much

Posted by Ann Catlin on May 14, 2019 8:44:30 PM

Any senior care professional is vulnerable to Compassion Fatigue.  For example, nurses, doctors, counselors, veterinarians, therapists, social workers, chaplains, emergency response workers, and people caring for aging parents. So, what is Compassion Fatigue?

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Hospital Professionals, Compassion, support, Work, compassion fatigue

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