Category: Tips for gifts, visits

Enhancing the value of LTC by making family visits more rewarding

Posted by Dr. El - December 22, 2016 - Business Strategies, Communication, Customer service, Engaging with families, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Tips for gifts, visits

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Enhancing the value of LTC by making family visits more rewarding In his Dec. 6 McKnight’s Senior Living column, Editorial Director John O’Connor reported on a senior living center in Jiangsu province in China that offers cash rewards to people who visit their loved ones. Ten […]

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‘Healthwear’ and other culture changes

Posted by Dr. El - August 2, 2016 - Customer service, For Fun, Inspiration, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Resident care, Technology, Tips for gifts, visits

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: ‘Healthwear’ and other culture changes My mother has a knack for taking something awkward and, as she puts it, “turning it into a feature.” For example, the previous owners of our family home placed the living room couch in front of a protruding radiator so that […]

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NYTimes: Fashion’s Newest Frontier: The Disabled and the Displaced

Posted by Dr. El - July 21, 2016 - Resident care, Technology, Tips for gifts, visits

In Fashion’s Newest Frontier: The Disabled and the Displaced, author Vanessa Friedman writes about clothing for people with disabilities, referred to as “healthwear.” Among the items now available are Magnaready‘s clothes with magnetic closures rather than difficult-to-manage buttons, and shirts by Care + Wear designed for people with medical ports so that they can stay […]

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Planning for the Holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 20, 2015 - Communication, Engaging with families, For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El:   ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have they called the social worker to arrange a […]

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Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

Posted by Dr. El - December 17, 2014 - Customer service, Engaging with families, For Families, Tips for gifts, visits

This post, along with my Planning for the Holidays article, could be printed out and left for family members in a prominent location.  Think of it as your gift to every nursing home family.   ~Happy Holidays from Dr. El at MyBetterNursingHome.com With the holiday season upon us, you may be wondering what would make a good […]

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Planning for the holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 21, 2014 - Communication, Engaging with families, For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El at mybetternursinghome.com:               ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have […]

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Take this to the bank: How to reduce money stress for LTC residents (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - June 30, 2014 - Customer service, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Money Issues, Tips for gifts, visits

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Take this to the bank: How to reduce money stress for LTC residents It was noon at the nursing home and the staff was busy wheeling residents into the dining room. “Are you going to buy me lunch today?” an aide joked as she unlocked the […]

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Tip #1 for families new to LTC (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 14, 2014 - For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

In this video, Dr. El offers a suggestion for families who are new to long-term care: http://youtu.be/4hSX3h3v2Ak  

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Three tips for families for the holidays from Dr. El (video)

Posted by Dr. El - November 25, 2013 - For Families, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos Read More

Cycling Transforms Parkinsons (video)

Posted by Dr. El - March 8, 2013 - For Fun, For Recreation Staff, For Rehab Therapists, Inspiration, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

Amazing: For more on this: Why We Need More Research into Cycling and Brain Science For more on bicycles for people with disabilities: Having Fun in a Nursing Home

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