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

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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.

All-Korean SNF wing a trendy success

All-Korean SNF wing a trendy success

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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.

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

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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.

Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

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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.

Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.