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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Healthcare professionals:Access your CEU or Certification courses on your mobile device

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





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If you're as busy these days as I am, you know how great it is to be able to get some of the "to-dos" off your list while waiting in line, on the train or bus, or in those few minutes between appointments.

I've come to LOVE my iPad and iPhone for this purpose.  I can read a few pages of the novel I'm really into, grab a couple of emails on the go, catch up with work or agonize about yet another obscure NY Times crossword clue.  One thing is for sure - I'm wired in and loving it!

If you're nearing your renewal month for your CEUs, take a minute of your time - from your desktop or your mobile - to check out all the new courses we offer on
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.  We've added a significant number of new, leadership level courses through a recent acquisition - I know you'll find them interesting, useful and value-priced, too!

We're also VERY excited about the new Certificate courses we've added, including:
Assisted Living Administrator Certification (also NAB approved!)
Assisted Living Nurse Certification
Nursing Facility Administrator in Training
Nursing Facility Director of Nursing Certification
Whether you want to advance up the career ladder yourself with these additional Certifications, or you want to build the professional skills and reputation of your team, these are valuable additions!  Imagine your resume or your team's credentials with these Certification courses listed... you get the picture!

And try getting your CEUs on your mobile phone, iPad or other on-the-go device today!
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NEW Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Adults - 6.25 CEUs
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NEW Cultural Diversity and Care of the Elderly - 6.25 CEUs
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NEW Ethical Issues in Health Services Management - 3.75 CEUs
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NEW Falling and Older Adults - 6.25 CEUs
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NEW Grief, Dying and Death - 6.25 CEUs
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NEW Hydration, Dehydration and the Aged - 5 CEUs
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NEW Infection Control in Long-Term Care - 6.25 CEUs
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NEW Leadership: The Skills Needed - 1.25 CEUs
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NEW Understanding and Assessing Pain in the Elderly - 6.25 CEUs
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Friday, September 16, 2016

activity for those with dementia

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

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

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

This link http://www.tryvindale.com/Vi6UaNPn may be the gateway to an activity your loved one with mild to moderate dementia may enjoy doing.

There are no right or wrong answers, just opinions

Try it out and let me know how it goes.

By the way, it is FREE

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Celebrate Basketball Day

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




Celebrate Basketball Day with these facts about basketball history

World Almanac for Kids

Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and, later, physician James Naismith, then an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association Training School (now Springfield College) in Springfield, Mass. Naismith formulated the game on the request of his superior, Dr. Luther H. Gulick (1865-1918), that he organize a vigorous recreation suitable for indoor winter play. The game took over elements of football, soccer, and hockey, and the first ball used was a soccer ball. Teams had nine players, and the goals were wooden peach baskets affixed to the walls. By 1897-98, teams of five became standard. The game rapidly spread nationwide and to Canada and other parts of the world, played by both women and men; it also became a popular informal outdoor game. U.S. servicemen in World War II popularized the sport in many other countries.

Many U.S. colleges adopted the game between about 1893 and 1895. In 1934 college games were staged in New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time, and college basketball began to attract much interest. By the 1950s it had become a major college sport, thus paving the way for a growth of interest in professional basketball.

The first pro basketball league, the National League, was formed in 1898 to protect players from exploitation and to promote a less rough game. One of the first and greatest pro teams was the Original Celtics, organized about 1915 in New York City. They played as many as 150 games a season and dominated basketball in the 1920s. The Harlem Globetrotters, founded in 1927, a notable exhibition team, specializes in amusing court antics and expert ballhandling.

In 1959 the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was founded in Springfield, Mass. Its rosters include the names of great players, coaches, referees, and others who have contributed significantly to the development of the game. See Basketball Hall of Fame, Naismith Memorial.

By the 1960s pro teams from coast to coast played before crowds of millions annually. Since the 1980s the NBA has become one of the most popular sports organizations in the world, due in part to the marketability of a number of high-profile star players.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Thank you to all involved in dementia care

Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, here is interesting information
Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals,

Your residents will love the Amazon Kindle Fire

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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The Dementia Caregiver's Little Book of Hope [Kindle Edition]


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It is estimated that there are over 55 million caregivers, of people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, worldwide. Learn what a hard job they have and why they deserve everyone's praise

According to the United States government Labor Day, celebrates the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of America. Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers certainly meet these criteria.

The first reason to honor these caregivers is for the financial burden they incur when caring for a person with dementia. First the family has consulted an Elder law attorney to get all the finances in order. Most likely the caregiver had to cut back on the hours of paid employment. Despite using all the resources out there, all expenses for the care of a dementia person will not be covered. That means go without, or pay for necessary items out of pocket.

The second reason to pay tribute to ones caring for someone with dementia is their resourcefulness. Caregivers are good at coming up with unique strategies for managing and paying for the supervision of their loved one. They may get help from attending a support group in person or online. However, they are the ones ultimately responsible for a workable plan of care.

Third is recognizing that many perform physically demanding aspects of a dementia persons' care. Many do the bathing, feeding and toileting of their family member with dementia. These tasks are difficult because many with dementia are confused and combative.

Next, these caregivers should be honored for all the time they devote to all aspects of a dementia persons' life. As just mentioned, most caregivers are responsible for the physical aspects of care. But they also must engage their loved one in meaningful activities throughout the day and sometimes well into the night. Fortunately many take advantage of adult day care to ease the burden. Unfortunately some dementia folks refuse to participate in or have behaviors that preclude them from attending these worthwhile programs.

The fifth reason for honoring those caring for a dementia person is all the time they devote to this job. The caregiver is most likely responsible for everything from cleaning to cooking to shopping to yard work. The list seems endless. These tasks are even more difficult because while the caregiver is doing them, he must also keep the dementia person safe.

It has also been reported recently that caregivers take longer to fall asleep despite being exhausted and that caregivers of dementia spouses enjoy life less Not to mention one-quarter of spouses of those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are depressed
Also according to a report published by the National Alzheimer's Association, ten million caregivers provided....read all about honoring caregivers on Labor Day

Also check out an excellent resource for caregivers, Adorable Photographs of Our Baby, a book by Susan Berg


Thursday, September 1, 2016

I love New York

Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals.Benevolant Society

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

I love New York


  • The oldest cattle ranch in the U.S. was started in 1747 at Montauk, L.I.?

  • The Adirondack Park is larger than the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic National Parks combined?

  • New York was the first state to require license plates on automobiles?

  • Kingston was the first capital of New York State?

  • The first Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, still popular today, was held in 1897?

  • Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua has nine formal gardens and one of the largest displays of roses in the state?

  • It took 31 years, from 1867-1898, to build the State Capitol Building?

  • New York State has 1,300 museums and galleries, 64 performing arts centers, and 230 theaters?

  • There are more than 400 golf courses and 55 downhill ski areas in New York State?

  • The New York State Canal System is 524 miles long and has 57 locks?

  • The Seaway Trail covers 454 miles along scenic vistas of Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands, along with grape-growing vineyards and apple orchards?

  • The Hudson River was named an American Heritage River by the U.S. government in 1998?

  • In 1885 New York State acquired property around Niagara Falls and established the first state park in the U.S.?

  • In 1892 Ellis Island opened in New York Harbor as the primary immigration depot in the U.S.?

  • The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor on October 28, 1886

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