More Questions Answered About Assisted Living Communities

Posted July 19, 2010
Today I am featuring the second part of Barbara's interview on assisted living with Laurene Hartman   Barbara Friesner – Do all assisted living communities provide for someone with dementia? Laurene Hartman – By and large, the answer to that question is yes. Most assisted living providers do have separate neighborhoods where they care for more moderate to advanced residents with cognitive issues.   At Sunrise, we believe it’s not enough that someone with cognitive, or more severe cognitive issues is in a secure, safe setting.  We believe it’s also how they’re treated, it’s how we best manage their situations, and ...
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Questions Answered About Assisted Living Communities

Posted July 18, 2010
This is a reprint of an article written by Barbara E. Friesner, The Country’s Leading Generational Coach from AgeWiseLiving Barbara is also the creator of "The Ultimate Caregivers Success System" which I have recommended to many caregivers. In this interview Barbara interviews Laurene Hartman, is the Director of Community Relations at Sunrise Senior Living in East Brunswick, New Jersey I wanted to share this article, because it is so in line with the questions we answer everyday.  Please enjoy and let me know your thoughts!   Barbara Friesner:  What is an assisted living community and what services does an assisted ...
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The psychological importance of nursing home activities

Posted July 16, 2010
I refer my residents to therapeutic activities every day. I consider them a vital adjunct to my work as a psychologist. Here's why: via ltlmagazine.com This article comes from Long Term Living Magazine and was written by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD - a psychologist who consults with long term care facilities... I thought it was worth sharing.The main points:Therapeutic recreation reverses the downward spiral of depression.Structured days are happier days.  Activities are more vital when all time is leisure time.Therapeutic recreation allows residents to continue or create new identities. Activities foster socialization with peers. Life needs purpose.Apart from medical care, ...
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Speak out for a world with no Alzheimer's – sign this petition

Posted July 15, 2010
Wish I could ride a bike that far.. what a great idea...Alzheimer’s disease steals the future from millions of Americans. It robs spouses of their companions and children of their parents and grandparents; it erodes the health and financial resources of caregivers. For years, we’ve called on Congress to do something about this devastating disease. Yet funding levels for Alzheimer research remain flat and our nation still lacks a national plan to confront this looming epidemic.The time has come to make our voices heard. Today we are launching the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Ride, a cross-country journey to collect 50,000 signatures asking ...
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Ten principles that make assisted living residents the top priority

Posted July 13, 2010
From the ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) website: Assisted Living brings the best of an independent home environment together with high-quality services unavailable at home. In addition to this guide, ALFA encourages you to look for a  general philosophy of care based on 10 principles that make assisted living residents the top priority: Offering cost-effective quality care personalized for the individual's needs Fostering independence for each resident Treating each resident with dignity and respect Promoting the individuality of each resident Allowing each resident choice of care and lifestyle Protecting each resident's right to privacy Nurturing the spirit of each ...
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The History, Status & Future of Assisted Living

Posted July 12, 2010
The Bethany Terrace & Oakton Community College Continuing Education for Health Professionals is hosting a seminar on the History, Status & Future of assisted living.The presentation is THIS Wednesday, July 14th from 8:30-10AM (continental breakfast included)It will be presented by Jean Elliott, the Director of Housing, Supportive & Assisted Living for Life Services Network.Please RSVP to Kris Hansen of the Bethany Terrace at 847-965-81008425 Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, il 60053
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