In August I had the pleasure of writing a piece for McKnight’s Long Term Care News. I wrote about how important it is to look at COVID-19 from the perspective of those living with dementia. Here’s a snippet of the article: Head over to McKnight’s Long Term Care News to see the full article!
In June, I had the pleasure of writing a piece for McKnight’s Long Term Care News. I wrote about all of the good things nursing homes are doing during COVID-19. Here’s a snippet of the article: Head over to McKnight’s Long Term Care News to read the full post!
According to anatomy, the elbow is a hinge joint made up of the humerus, ulna and radius. The unique positioning and interaction of the bones in the joint allows for a small amount of rotation as well as hinge action. It doesn’t sound real glamorous. We’ve had them since the beginning of our lives and have… Continue reading Elbows: An Homage
As family members, we know the comfort a visit brings, not only to our loved ones, but to us as well. Nothing would feel better than to get a hug or share a laugh. Until this crisis is over, we have to be able to provide the loving care we always have but with a… Continue reading A Family Approach to Care
Helpful links to make your own mask: 1. Peel n Stick product 2. To decrease fogging in your mask consider this product. 3. Soft Headbands *If you prefer using a sewing machine, instructions can be found here.
It is true that no matter the level of functioning, a person with dementia is able to read a caregivers affect and body language. We know this because in elder care communities residents are automatically drawn to those caregivers with a smile on their face and a positive affect. Those staff members can help residents… Continue reading Mask = Dementia = Confusion
At Second Wind Dreams, we have corporations, such as the Caesar’s Foundation, who, for 10 years, have donated to our non-profit and made volunteering by their employees available in local Elder Care Communities. They conduct activities and help make dreams come true. We are fortunate to have several social responsibility programs with corporations who want… Continue reading Covid 19 – Social Impact
When I look back at the 90’s in eldercare, I get a visual picture of chaos. It was the decade when we all realized that if things didn’t change in our field, it was tantamount to the biggest violation of human decency there is. But things were so broken it was hard to figure… Continue reading Awakening