Dementia in the Digital World: An interview with Wendy Mitchell

In a recent interview discussing digital health and care services for elderly adults, the Director of Digital and Service Transformation at ALLIANCE, Zahid Deen, said something quite impactful. Deen said that unfortunately, it is often the users, the people who actually benefit from digital health and social services, whose voices and experiences are overlooked because…

How to Create a Person-Centred Care Plan

The care sector is experiencing a shift in the way practices and health systems are designed and managed. Traditionally, the role of patients and their families has been one of passive “order takers”. Nowadays, many service providers are implementing a person-centred approach. This requires a shift to viewing patients and their families as active “team…

Preparing for the Baby Boomers: 3 keys to retaining millenial care staff

Millenials are estimated to account for 75% of the U.S. workforce by 2025. Fortunately for employers, they might be the most studied generation in history. This means research already exists on what millenials find important when it comes to the workplace. A Brookings study showed that Millennials put an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, teamwork,…

5 Physical Group Activities for Senior Residents

Activity Directors for senior day centers, senior housing associations, and residential care facilities alike can implement these activities into their care plan. This list focuses on providing various levels of physical and cognitive stimulation. Therefore, these activities are easily modifiable to suit the needs of your residents. Throw & Tell On each panel of a…

Senior Living: Enhance cybersecurity for your care home in 2019

Care providers are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity. A recent study conducted by the Center for Connected Medicine reported that 87% of survey participants were planning to increase spending on hacking prevention in the next fiscal year. Additionally, cybersecurity was listed as one of the top three biggest concerns for health IT in 2019. Using care…