Category: Younger residents

In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - May 1, 2014 - Bullying/Senior bullying, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Younger residents

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News:  In the wake of a nursing home double-homicide: How to meet mental health needs and prevent violence News of the recent double-homicide in a Houston nursing home arrived the morning I was to speak to a group gathered to address the needs of younger residents in long-term care. […]

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Younger Residents subject of Dr. El’s 4/24 CAHCF talk

Posted by Dr. El - April 21, 2014 - Business Strategies, Customer service, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, Resident care, Talks/Radio shows, Younger residents

Join Dr. El this Thursday in Connecticut! The Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities is sponsoring a talk on Meeting the Needs of Younger Residents Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 9am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT For more information and to register: CAHCF.org

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Dr. El speaks at LeadingAge Florida about the psychosocial needs of baby boomers

Posted by Dr. El - July 17, 2013 - Boomers, Business Strategies, Customer service, Talks/Radio shows, Younger residents

I’m honored to be speaking at LeadingAge Florida’s 50th annual convention this year.  I’ll be talking tomorrow morning about the anticipated psychosocial needs of baby boomers.  If you’re at the convention, please come by to hear me and be sure to say hello afterward.  Hope to see you there!

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Young Adults in LTC: A New Resource for Caregivers (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - June 28, 2013 - Books/media of note, Boomers, Business Strategies, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Resident care, Younger residents

Here’s my latest article at McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Young adults in long-term care: a new resource for caregivers According to a 2010 NPR report, young adults have been one of the fastest growing long-term care populations over the past 10 years, with 14% of nursing home residents under the age of 65. Some live in […]

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The “Single” Boom: Problems and Solutions for LTC (McKnights online)

Posted by Dr. El - April 30, 2012 - Business Strategies, Customer service, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Younger residents

Here’s my most recent article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care news online: The “Single” Boom: Problems and Solutions for Long-Term Care According to recent reports, one-third of the baby boomers who will be arriving at the doorstep of long-term care are unmarried. Many of them have no children. Just as our healthcare system relies on unpaid […]

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Young People in Nursing Homes: Focus of Dr. El’s APO Convention Talk

Posted by Dr. El - October 5, 2011 - Customer service, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, Talks/Radio shows, Younger residents

Will you be in Toronto on October 19th, 2011?  Come hear Dr. El speak at the annual convention of the Activity Professionals of Ontario. Participants will learn: How we react to working with younger residents, and how younger residents react to us as staff members. How to use this knowledge to create healthy resident/staff relationships, […]

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Posted by Dr. El - January 31, 2011 - Anecdotes, Communication, Role of psychologists, Younger residents

“My aide treats me like I’m an idiot,” Katrina typed to me on her talking computer. “What do you mean?” “She thinks I don’t know what’s going on!”  Her eyes radiated her emotional pain.  “She’s a bitch!” A series of strokes had stolen Katrina’s ability to speak, leaving her a silent observer of her surroundings […]

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Nursing Home Resident Support: Twelve-Step Telephone Meetings

Posted by Dr. El - December 15, 2010 - Boomers, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, Resident education/Support groups, Technology, Younger residents

 The saying in 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is that alcoholism is a three-fold disease: physical, mental, and spiritual.  The only-half-kidding joke is that alcoholism is a three-fold disease: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for nursing home residents as their celebrations have often changed significantly […]

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Nursing Homes: Set Up a Skype Call Center for Holiday Cheer

Posted by Dr. El - November 29, 2010 - Boomers, Business Strategies, Communication, Customer service, Engaging with families, Technology, Younger residents

Looking for a great, inexpensive way to create some good will and holiday cheer at the nursing home this year? Why not set up a call center using Skype? Residents, families, and staff members can sign up to call loved ones around the globe, conversing with them via video call. What it would take: A […]

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Caring for the Ages: Long-Term Care May Call For Substance Abuse Care

Posted by Dr. El - October 22, 2010 - Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, Younger residents

I’m on the front cover of the October 2010 issue of Caring for the Ages, published by the American Medical Directors Association. The lead article, quoting me, focuses on the need for substance abuse treatment within nursing homes. For those interested in more on this subject, please see my post, Why Every Nursing Home Should […]

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