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Behind Closed Doors in Long Term Care During COVID-19

By |2021-02-12T18:31:17+00:00December 14th, 2020|COVID-19, long term care, nursing home|

Seniors living in long term care communities have been more isolated than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people with advanced dementia are not safe behind closed doors. They are often dependent on trained caregivers to help them meet their basic daily needs; that is why they are living in long term care communities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is hitting long-term care communities hard and they are attempting to stop the spread by keeping people in their rooms behind closed doors.

Dementia Care and COVID-19: How do we move forward?

By |2021-02-01T21:06:40+00:00July 5th, 2020|care partner, COVID-19, long term care, nursing home, Person-Centered Care, Uncategorized|

All of us have been impacted by COVID-19 in many ways, both professionally and personally. The presence of the virus has also created some significant challenges for those living with dementia, especially for those living in long term care communities. In addition, as states work to reopen or partially reopen care communities, the common misunderstanding that individuals living with dementia cannot practice social distancing may result in their continued unnecessary and harmful isolation.

Giving Elders a Voice in Their Own Care: Person-Centered Care and Choice

By |2017-08-14T14:30:47+00:00October 28th, 2015|aging, long term care, nursing home, Person-Centered Care|

Person-Centered Care puts considerable value on an individual’s right to make decisions concerning every aspect of her or his life. Often long-term care providers want to honor resident choice, but are afraid to do so because of fear of injury or risk of liability.  The key is to find the balance between providing good [...]

First long-term Care Community in Argentina to Complete Montessori Training

By |2016-10-31T15:03:28+00:00October 16th, 2015|aging, alzheimers, dementia, dementia. alzheimers, Living with Purpose, long term care, Montessori, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the staff at Fundacion Nuevo Hohar LeDor VaDor for enthusiastically completing their first Montessori for Dementia workshop. Approximately 35 staff members from a large Jewish home for the aged in Buenos Aires spent time in intense training with me in September. As I reflect on my time with the staff, I can’t help [...]