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Social Isolation

Managing a bah humbug holiday season

By now many of us have viewed the viral video of residents gleefully shooting soft foam balls at laughing staff members dressed as reindeer dodging through a pine-tree “forest.”  It’s the kind of merriment suitable for the 2020 holidays — one that uses humor and playful defiance to release pent-up frustrations.  Under normal circumstances, spending…

In harmony: pCare and Coro Health team up on therapeutic music

pCare and Coro Health have integrated therapeutic music and spiritual support into pCare’s Interactive Patient System. The new offering is available to any pCare client, including nursing homes, and will leverage Coro Health’ offerings including MusicFirst and CoroFaith. “One of the biggest challenges hospitals and healthcare systems face in caring for patients during a pandemic…

The power of a phone call

What do your residents already have and know how to use that can help them feel less lonely? The telephone. Beyond the push for you to invest in costly and time-consuming technology (Zoom? iPads?) is a simpler, quicker solution for your residents to create meaningful human connections if they have the right opportunities to cultivate…

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