There has been a trend of late to refer to specialized care of individuals with dementia as "memory care." I understand the need for a quick, catchy title for a new product or service line in long-term care, but I worry about the message this one may send and the mindset it might create in management, families and employees. Here's why.
Georgia memory care unit uses 1950s-era design elements to cheer residents with reminders of what the local community once was
Facility features coax residents out of their rooms, emphasizing an enjoyable atmosphere and allowing wandering of the grounds.
A particular type of memory training combined with a Montessori-based approach to daily living can decrease depression in dementia patients by improving their eating habits, according to a recent study.
The life story is not a "nice to have" document - it is essential to delivering quality. If memory loss begins and progresses, the details of his or her life story would serve as the primary guide for service and care. Here's an example.
The Assisted Living Federation of America is welcoming top speakers and educators, vendors and providers from around the country to its annual conference Wednesday through next Friday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center in Grapevine, TX. The conference's theme, "Community 2012," will be intertwined into many events for the assisted living, independent living and memory care operators in attendance. Top assisted living management strategies and other hot industry topics will be the subject of educational and general sessions.
Last week, a funny thing happened: For once, I was not the first person I know to post a nursing home-related story to my Facebook page.
The creators of an innovative music therapy program have announced the establishment of a grant-matching program for long-term care facilities interested in starting their own music personalization projects.
A new book talks about the importance of connecting with and loving individuals who have dementia.