Exciting news about dementia

Exciting news about dementia

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    It’s about time for some good news about the incidence of dementia in the U.S.  If you’ve been following this, you know that the projections for the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. are staggering.  The Alzheimer’s Association projects more than 13.8 million senior adults to have this diagnosis by… Read more »

Thoughts on building your dream team

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  Do you want to have the best year ever?  Now is the time to focus on the one key to your success:  building your 2016 Dream Team! If you’re like me, you know the difference having the right people in the right positions in your company can make.  I can certainly tell you the… Read more »

The real reason for regulation changes

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  Someone asked me at a presentation recently, “I know our training requirements have doubled in the past year.  What I don’t know is why.” Some questions I get are pretty tough.  This one wasn’t. Regulations are increasing because consumers want more.  They want the person providing care to their family member to have more… Read more »

No more excuses in 2016

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  You may have received a postcard in the mail from us with a comic book look and a commonly-heard excuse on the front.  These are excuses why people aren’t in training compliance today. We’ve got some important news for you. Excuses won’t work…when licensing comes around to investigate a compliant from that employee who… Read more »

Worker Advocacy Group Closing

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The Direct Care Alliance, an important voice advocating for direct care workers throughout the country, announced that they have closed their doors due to a reduction in funding effective yesterday, June 30. I responded to this announcement with a personal sense of loss as I had the privilege of getting acquainted with several people associated… Read more »

Sexuality in Assisted Living

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Paula Span’s insight in the New York Times blog, the New Old Age, “Sexuality in Assisted Living: Intimacy without Privacy” is right on the money.  Sex and aging don’t fit together well in our youth-oriented minds.  They particularly don’t fit well in settings where the older person is dependent for care and personal privacy is… Read more »

Are you prepared to support Older Americans Month?

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This month, May, is Older Americans Month.  The proclamation came from the President and included the traditional reasons we celebrate Older Americans:  Their efforts and very lives are what make our country, our families and most of us personally what we are today. The theme for this year’s focus is on preventing injury and promoting… Read more »