Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

A group of vaudeville performers is hitting the hospital and long-term care circuit to bring familiarity and fun to patients with dementia. The unique program was recently featured in the New York Times.

CCRC 'drafts' high school students to help fight staffing woes

CCRC 'drafts' high school students to help fight staffing woes

Atlanta's Lenbrook community teamed up with national high school program Cristo Rey in 2015 to provide work opportunities for students, in exchange for helping pay their tuition.

Veteran student group delivers care packages, camaraderie to residents of veterans home

Veteran student group delivers care packages, camaraderie to residents of veterans home

Nearly two dozen Clemson University students and employees delivered care packages to a nearby veterans nursing home on Saturday — and they brought something younger vets say their older counterparts don't get enough of: recognition.

High school students, facility reap benefits of vocational training program at SNF

High school students, facility reap benefits of vocational training program at SNF

It's not often that school buses drop off high school students at a nursing home, or that skilled nursing residents get to watch YouTube videos with young people while sharing stories from their past.

Football team surprises nursing home residents, escorts them to homecoming parade

Football team surprises nursing home residents, escorts them to homecoming parade

For residents of Winner Regional Long-Term Care in Winner, SD, the local high school football team is a big deal. Many residents attended Winner High School and wear Winner Warriors gear on game days.

CEO answers hurricane-hit Puerto Rico nursing home's call for help with plane full of supplies

CEO answers hurricane-hit Puerto Rico nursing home's call for help with plane full of supplies

Last month an employee of a Puerto Rico nursing home appeared in an ABC News interview with a desperate request for anyone who was watching: Don't let our residents die.

Bingo! School girl, 9, raises big bucks for provider with game night

Bingo! School girl, 9, raises big bucks for provider with game night

An elementary school student from Georgia recently held a game night at her church with a simple goal: To raise $300 for local nursing home residents. In the end, her efforts brought in more than four times that amount.

Irma couldn't wipe out provider's plans to package holiday cheer for homebound seniors

Irma couldn't wipe out provider's plans to package holiday cheer for homebound seniors

For 400 volunteers at MorseLife Health System in West Palm Beach, FL, nothing — not even Hurricane Irma — could get in the way of sharing the joy of the High Holidays with homebound Jewish seniors.

Dozens of motorcyclists salute veterans with parade to Michigan SNFs

Dozens of motorcyclists salute veterans with parade to Michigan SNFs

The idea of a motorcycle ride to honor nursing home residents who served in the military first came to Colleen Goldman five years ago as a way to grant the wish of a dying resident.

Nursing home dedicates new relaxation room to former resident

Nursing home dedicates new relaxation room to former resident

A Connecticut nursing home is honoring one of its former residents with a remodeled room to give individuals with dementia a place to relax.

Denver man on mission to get SNF residents out in nature — via golf carts

Denver man on mission to get SNF residents out in nature — via golf carts

The husband of a Colorado nursing home resident is on a quest to get her and her fellow residents off of their "12 by 12 patio" and out into nature via scenic golf cart rides.

Hark! These residents hath celebrated royally with Renaissance Faire

Hark! These residents hath celebrated royally with Renaissance Faire

Residents of a New York rehabilitation center traveled back in time — waaaay back in time — last week at the facility's first-ever Renaissance Faire.

SNF honors employee's son involved in Navy ship collision

SNF honors employee's son involved in Navy ship collision

A North Carolina nursing home held a ceremony last week to honor the son of one of its employees, who was aboard a Navy warship in June when it collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan.

Nursing home residents feeling the love with recycled wedding flowers

Nursing home residents feeling the love with recycled wedding flowers

Nursing home residents in New Jersey have been enjoying fresh flowers this summer that might have otherwise ended up in the garbage, if not for one local teacher.

No kidding around — IL nursing home adds goats to its resident roster

No kidding around — IL nursing home adds goats to its resident roster

The newest residents at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, IL may butt heads from time to time, but that's to be expected — they're a pack of goats.