The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side Naughty or nice, residents vow to make 2018 worth living

Naughty or nice, residents vow to make 2018 worth living

A fresh year means reason to celebrate for residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

The Brighter Side Restoring hope in Puerto Rico

Restoring hope in Puerto Rico

Three months after Hurricane Maria, many of the workers who care for Puerto Rico's seniors still don't have power or running water at home. But day after day, they show up to care for long-term care and senior living residents who have nowhere else to go.

The Brighter Side Clemson researchers tackle dementia with football memories

Clemson researchers tackle dementia with football memories

A program combining football history, game footage and memorabilia helps seniors near Clemson University face the hurdle of memory loss.

The Brighter Side Blooming success: 1,000 poinsettias donated to nursing home residents

Blooming success: 1,000 poinsettias donated to nursing home residents

A local radio company sent volunteers and vans full of the iconic red flowers to residents who might otherwise go without holiday visitors.

The Brighter Side Nursing home staff open their own homes to nuns fleeing wildfires

Nursing home staff open their own homes to nuns fleeing wildfires

The nuns who inhabit the Carondelet Center in Brentwood, CA, typically enjoy their lush green lawn and views of the Santa Monica Mountains in the distance. But then severe wildfires threatened the nursing home, leading facility staff members to open their personal homes to evacuating nuns.

The Brighter Side Provider gives nurses from hurricane-hit Puerto Rico a fresh start

Provider gives nurses from hurricane-hit Puerto Rico a fresh start

A North Carolina skilled nursing provider has found a win-win solution for its staffing woes by offering jobs to nurses struggling to find work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

The Brighter Side All-Korean SNF wing a trendy success

All-Korean SNF wing a trendy success

Officials at Lorien Columbia, a skilled nursing facility 20 miles outside of Baltimore, admit the idea of opening up a wing dedicated to Korean residents was "scary" at first.

The Brighter Side Oh, the places they'll go: Provider gives residents the vacation of a lifetime

Oh, the places they'll go: Provider gives residents the vacation of a lifetime

For many residents living in Signature HealthCARE's Hometown facilities, vacations weren't a regular part of pre-long-term care life. There were farms and families to be taken care of, after all. But one resident's request in 2011 changed all of that.

The Brighter Side Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

Residents of a Canadian nursing home are getting the chance to spruce up their rooms with large custom door decals depicting everything from their favorite landscape to the door of their church.

The Brighter Side 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.