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Image of a person getting a vaccineIf you’ve been wondering about the impact of the coronavirus vaccine and the incidence of cases at nursing homes, you’ll be glad to know the latest news is positive.
 
According to a recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the first nursing home inoculations in Wisconsin took place December 28, and in that week  ...

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Posted: 3/11/2021 3:15:59 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Image of caregiver with seniorAccording to recent research by AARP, one in six of our co-workers is likely caring for a loved one in addition to work and family. This is a daunting prospect for most of us, but life is made up of moments, and there are some lessons to be learned from caregiving, which might in fact add value to the rest of your life.
 
Here are six lessons provided by  ...

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Posted: 2/10/2021 12:00:24 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Image for Care 100Care 100 List

It’s a new year and now a new President. If you need inspiration for re-imagining and re-humanizing our care system, check out the Care 100 List, a first-of-its-kind list of dynamic leaders tackling the problems and opportunities of care in this country, guided by the belief that &ldquo  ...

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Posted: 1/21/2021 8:51:05 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

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Holiday spirit is about what’s in your heart, and this year it seems more important than ever. Administrators and staff can create a holiday to celebrate for residents by planning small events that make memories for residents. Below are some ideas. Do one or two or more!
 
Celebrate Gingerbread Decorating Day – Saturday  ...

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Posted: 12/3/2020 12:47:25 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Image of book selectionsWith the holidays approaching, we make book suggestions for caregivers, including books for practical guidance, books for poignant storytelling and books for stress-relief and relaxation.


Books for Practical Guidance

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Posted: 11/10/2020 12:04:05 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Image of emotional intelligenceA Meaningful Circle

Emotional intelligence (EI) has long been embraced by the business community, and leaders are coached to enlarge their empathy and understanding of employees in order to address fundamental interpersonal and emotional needs in the workplace.
 
But does EI help in  ...

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Posted: 10/14/2020 10:40:39 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

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Ways to Prevent Dementia Before It Starts

Early signs of dementia include having a difficult time remember a recent conversation, names or locations. Patients may also experience apathy or depression. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
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Posted: 9/23/2020 10:04:51 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Blog Image Bold Promise HealthcareIn Praise of the CDC

Because of the pandemic, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC are in the news almost daily.

It feels important and right to take a moment to recognize and praise their unique mission in all its complexity.
 
The CDC is  ...

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Posted: 9/9/2020 12:12:36 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Local Facilities Make Sure Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Total Isolation

Nursing homes have been hard hit with the impact of coronavirus. In Wisconsin, visitors are restricted from visiting residents except for situations of compassionate care. Families and residents miss their regular interactions, and it can be a struggle  ...

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Posted: 7/21/2020 1:04:45 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Wisconsin Establishes New Grant Program


Governor Evers has established a new grant program in order to maintain patient care of the highest quality. The new grant program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and totals $100 million dollars.
 
The funding will support emergency medical services, home and community-based  ...

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Posted: 6/12/2020 1:26:59 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments
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