With more states enacting legislation that permits direct access to physical therapy, the role of the therapist as a primary point of patient contact increases. As such, physical therapists need to have a better understanding of pharmacology and the mechanism of action and side effects of different medications. Read more

When it comes to renovation, it’s important to carefully plan for both the look and feel and the building’s performance, while sticking within an approved budget. By having a laser-like focus on areas that are sure to make a difference, you can make some drastic improvements without breaking the bank. For more, click here:

http://www.ltlmagazine.com/article/eight-budget-friendly-tips-renovating-your-ltc-facility?WA_MAILINGLEVEL_CODE#.T0QUpZRllUA.email

February 16, 2012

Structured group activities designed to stimulate cognition has shown to be effective in stimulating cognition in people with mild or moderate stage dementia, according to a study recently published in the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews. Read more

Check out this free webinar on person centered approaches to dining for residents with dementia:

Webinar: Dining with Friends: An innovative approach to dining for people with dementia

The “Dining with Friends” program, developed by the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut, used person-centered care to offer the opportunity for conversation, socialization, fun, hydration and nutrition.

Webinar: Dining with Friends™”Dining with Friends” is an approach that focuses on dignified dining for residents with dementia. The “Dining with Friends” program, developed by the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut, used person-centered care to offer the opportunity for conversation, socialization, fun, hydration and nutrition. This Webinar will describe specific dining needs and the challenges of meeting those needs, for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. Details about food choices, place settings, dignity, appealing food choices and the overall dining environment will be shared.

http://long-term-care.advanceweb.com/Webinar/Editorial-Webinars/Dining-with-Friends-An-innovative-approach-to-dining-for-people-with-dementia.aspx

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body.  Every day, beating over 100,000 times, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles.  In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back. Read more