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Friday, May 31, 2013

Celebrate Judy Garland's birthday with those who have dementia


Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some great information

Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

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Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  professionals to get an easyceu or two

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Barbara Jacobs suggests this formula for success
A two-part music session.

In the first part, provide a positive musical experience by beginning with a warm-up activity through reminiscing. I begin by playing CDs of favorite recording artists such as Judy Garland and Nat King Cole. When in a group setting, such as one led by an Activity Director or other care professional in a care facility, have a brief discussion of the artist’s background. (Most CD covers will give you a short biography and it is easy to find such information on the Internet). This will usually generate discussion and get people in the mood to sing.

The second part of the class consists of an old fashioned sing-along

I feel you can hand out song sheets. Sometimes I find them to be a hiderance because some dementia folks cannot follow them. Most residents(clients) know most of the words to a song anyway

Next time some good sing a long videos

Monday, May 13, 2013

How did your Mother's day go?

Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two



Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers, here are some pictures from our Mother'd Day event


We enjoy good food and conversation while the piano player plays music we love

We have a resident choral group. They always perform on Mother's Day at a tea for residents and their families

WHAT A GREAT START TO NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Are you celebrating National Nurses Week


Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,


Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be


Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care professionals to get an easyceu or two





Fur the sake of teamwork in a long term care setting, celebrate National Nurses Week 2013

Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Visit the NNW History page, part of the NNW Media Kit.

Start Date: 5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
End Date: 5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location: May 6-12
Event URL:
Learn More... Official online NNW Catalog
Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. As nurses, we work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. We have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.


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National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Visit the NNW


History page, part of the NNW Media Kit. The National Nurses Week logo is developed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) to help celebrate nurses and all that they do. ANA does trademark this logo but allows facilities to use it in their own celebrations.