National Health Care Decisions Day
National Health Care Decisions Day
April 13, 2022

National Health Care Decisions Day is April 16. Testimony to the adage that “nothing in this life is certain but death and taxes, perhaps? April 16 is reserved ...

Finding Your Balance and Coping with Stress
Finding Your Balance and Coping with Stress
April 08, 2022

The American Psychological Association defines stress as “The physiological or psychological response to internal or external stressors. Stress involves ...

Relieving Caregiver Stress
Relieving Caregiver Stress
April 06, 2022

“Caregiver stress” is a frequently used term, but it can show itself in different ways in different people. Stress can be categorized in two ways: physical or ...

Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
December 16, 2021

As the end of life approaches, people often start to reexamine their spirituality in ways that they haven’t before. It’s a time of change and exploration as ...

Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
December 10, 2021

In our increasingly fast-paced lives it is easy to get so wrapped-up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that we forget to be present in the moment. ...

Crucial Conversations at the End of Life
Crucial Conversations at the End of Life
November 16, 2021

As we seek to provide care that meets the needs of our patients, residents, and families, it's not uncommon to encounter situations where we need to have ...

Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
September 11, 2021

We need to understand our patients’ pasts so we can address their triggers.   Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a hot topic these days, and the coronavirus ...

How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
July 08, 2021

As healthcare providers, our goal is to support patients and their families through what can be a very difficult ordeal. We are meeting families sometimes at ...

Supporting Yourself, Your Team Members, and Your Patients and Residents During COVID-19
Supporting Yourself, Your Team Members, and Your Patients and Residents During COVID-19
January 11, 2021

Caring for residents and patients is always important and meaningful work, but it can be exhausting at any time, let alone during a pandemic lasting months or ...

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