Outreach During COVID-19 Outbreak: Best Practices for Care Homes & Adult Day Care Services

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We are living in uncertain times of global pandemic. COVID-19, which appears to severely affect elderly people and those with compromised immune systems, is rapidly spreading. Therefore, senior care providers are on high alert. They’re doing everything they can to keep their residents and service users safe. Residential care homes are taking every precaution possible….

Is it ok to visit a nursing home if I’ve potentially been exposed to coronavirus?

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Two nursing homes in the UK have temporarily closed their doors to all visitors. These actions were issued after healthcare visitors to the care homes tested positive for coronavirus. As of today, over 2,000 deaths from coronavirus have taken place in China, where the virus emerged last month. It is now evident that chronically ill…

7 Habits of Highly Effective Activity Coordinators

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The role of Activity Coordinators is often misunderstood. Many hold the perception that this job is all fun and games. Sure, the job itself is rewarding and enjoyable. However, there is much more to the position than having a laugh and coming up with ideas. Activity Coordinators juggle diverse and far-reaching responsibilities. They create activities…

Caring Conversation Starters: 20 questions care staff can ask residents

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When your job is to provide care for individuals, it is easy to break down a day into tasks. Certainly, taking vitals, distributing meds, dressing, showering, feeding, transporting, etc. are all necessary parts of caring for someone’s wellbeing. However, it is important to take stock of whether you are providing emotional care and support to…

NADSA National Conference 2020

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Join us this fall! Adult Day Care staff will love the National Adult Day Services Association’s annual conference (NADSA). This is the largest gathering of Adult Day Service (ADS) leadership and decision-makers in the country. There is no better opportunity to network, share, learn, and celebrate as an ADS community. NADSA Conference 2020: Serving Seniors,…

Six Strategies for Combatting Social Isolation in the Elderly

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Social isolation is something that communities across the world are attempting to combat through senior programming and resources. As people age, their loved ones pass away and health conditions arise that can lead to various social and physical barriers. While this is a natural part of ageing, it often leaves older adults lacking social support…