Social Work

Loneliness in LTC: Overcoming disability, creating connections

Loneliness in LTC: Overcoming disability, creating connections

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Reducing loneliness among facility residents has numerous benefits — for residents and staff. So why aren't we doing better at it? Here's what you need to know.

Azbell to lead community relations at new community

Azbell to lead community relations at new community

Katherine Azbell, MSW, was named the new Director of Community Relations at The Ambassador of Scarsdale in January.

Double grief

Double grief

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The general public could never understand the emotional bonding that we have with our residents. Granted, not every resident pulls at our heartstrings. I enjoy watching how one particular resident will connect with a specific employee. For example, I might find a resident "challenging" while my co-worker will find her endearing.

Did you know we have 'cushy' jobs?

Did you know we have 'cushy' jobs?

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"Teri does well in school, however, is a social butterfly," numerous teachers commented on my report cards while I was growing up. My 10-year-old's reasoning was: "That's a bad thing?"