Will a nursing home have a memory care unit? Odds are tied to geography and more, study finds
Aug 17, 2021
The odds of having a memory care unit were significantly lower in the Pacific, Middle Atlantic and Southern regions when compared to the East North Central region. Ownership and nursing hours also were...
Fall detection system cuts ‘time on the ground’ by 30 minutes, LTC study finds
Jun 30, 2021
Investigators examined the effect of the SafelyYou Guardian real-time video monitoring system in six California memory care communities over 10 months. The proportion of fallers who spent more than one...
Why do we need a Resident Engagement Institute?
Charles de Vilmorin
Jun 21, 2021
Prior to the global pandemic, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report indicated that long-term care residents receive only 11 minutes of engagement, with assisted living residents getting...
LTC dementia-care certification launched by Alzheimer’s Association
Mar 25, 2021
The Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program with essentiALZ Exam is a three-hour, self-paced curriculum based on person-centered practice guidance, the organization announced Wednesday.
Operator to install circadian lighting system in new memory care residences
Dec 20, 2019
Watermark Retirement Communities plans to install True Circadian™ lighting to help alleviate residents’ sundowning symptoms.
Operator launches evidence-based memory care program
Dec 19, 2019
Pegasus Senior Living’s new memory care program includes the MIND diet, Singfit music, and environmental cues such as aromatherapy.
Who uses the care planning code? Memory-care expert says the answer matters
Nov 21, 2019
A memory-care expert is the latest advocate for greater use and expansion of Medicare’s largely untapped dementia care planning benefit.
Memory care cuts antipsychotic med use in more than 50% of residents
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 18, 2019
Person-centered memory care led to a significant reduction in the use of off-label antipsychotic medications in a large long-term care study.
Tart cherry juice may help with memory retention, study finds
Jul 29, 2019
Daily intake of Montmorency tart cherry juice improves memory scores among older adults, according to dietary scientists.
Resident stories lurk within objects
Aug 10, 2018
It was the teddy bear that first grabbed my attention.