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The Evolution of Facilities for Alzheimer’s in America

There are a lot of assisted living facilities for Alzheimer’s that exist all over the U.S. nowadays. The National Survey of Residential Care Facilities stated that there are more than 31,000. With that said, there are almost a million seniors living in these facilities.   Brief history of assisted living facilities   Evidence that senior […]

Things to Consider when Choosing an Assisted Living Home Plan

Lifestyle change is inevitable particularly if you are getting older. As you think about enjoying your retirement to the fullest, there are also other factors to consider if you want to settle in a senior living community. An assisted living home plan should come with main considerations as it should fit your independent living needs […]

Steps Nursing Homes Can Take to improve Residency life After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic created enormous health and economic chaos across the globe. It has claimed millions of lives worldwide and almost a hundred thousand lives from nursing homes in the United States. The impact of COVID-19 is felt in retirement homes and assisted care facilities where residents are most vulnerable. With the presence of the […]

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

More often than not, the primary caregiver of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease might be a loved one, an adult child, a spouse, or a close companion. Caregiving at some point can be extremely demanding, even in the early stages of the condition. Therefore, caregiving needs flexible and understanding people to deal with changes in […]

Understanding the Person-Centered Approach to Memory Care

Memory care is one of the most important areas of healthcare today, especially with the growing elderly population. As a memory care facilitator, it’s very important to understand the different needs of residents and how to address them properly to ensure the best quality of life for them. In the late 1980s, Professor Thomas Kitwood […]

The Most Important Facts and Statistics About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are needed now more than ever. With the American elderly population predicted to reach a staggering 94.7 million by 2060, there has been an increasing interest in nursing homes and how they function. To get started, here are some of the most important facts and statistics about these assisted living communities:   How […]

Types of Memory Care Facilitator Jobs and Their Functions

There are a number of memory care facilitator jobs available for interested individuals. But how does each position meet the needs of the patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss problems?   Executive Director The executive director will manage the assisted living and memory care facility. Thus, he or she needs to fulfill the […]