It’s National Nutrition Month!

Let’s celebrate with an intentional focus on healthy food choices. This year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Choose healthy options that please your palette and work with your lifestyle and you’ll be more likely to achieve nutrition goals without feeling deprived. Likewise, helping residents choose healthy options that please their palettes and work with their lifestyle will … Continue reading

Q&A: Residents Taking Food Back to Their Rooms

  Q: We only offer room service when resident is sick. Our residents sometimes bring their containers up and take their food down. What do you think of this? I am in an assisted living center. A. I have experienced the same situation, with residents putting fruit into their empty water glass and taking it back to their room. I … Continue reading

Maya Angelou on Caring for Somebody Else

February is Black History Month. In observance, this month we’re taking a look at what African-American leaders throughout history have said about the importance of service to others. There will be a new entry each week. Hope you find them as inspirational as we do.       If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, … Continue reading

Booker T. Washington on Cultivating Love

February is Black History Month. In observance, this month we’re taking a look at what African-American leaders throughout history have said about the importance of service to others. There will be a new entry each week. Hope you find them as inspirational as we do.       Great men cultivate love…only little men cherish a spirit of hatred.   … Continue reading

Alice Walker on Cherishing Each Other

February is Black History Month. In observance, this month we’re taking a look at what African-American leaders throughout history have said about the importance of service to others. There will be a new entry each week. Hope you find them as inspirational as we do   It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get … Continue reading

Q&A: Are Boomers Really Coming into Senior Living Now?

  Q. Cindy, are the Boomers really coming into senior living communities now? A. Yes. Some are walking through your doors to decide whether or not to have their parents live in your community. Others are moving in themselves.  It’s very important for all senior care providers to begin service improvement to meet the expectations of the Boomer generation. Take a … Continue reading

Marian Wright Edelman on Service

February is Black History Month. In observance, this month we’re taking a look at what African-American leaders throughout history have said about the importance of service to others. There will be a new entry each week. Hope you find them as inspirational as we do. Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of … Continue reading

Arthur Ashe on Giving

February is Black History Month. In observance, this month we’re taking a look at what African-American leaders throughout history have said about the importance of service to others. There will be a new entry each week. Hope you find them as inspirational as we do. From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. … Continue reading

Q&A: Is Training Too Costly?

  Q. Cindy, our administrator says training is too costly. What are your thoughts? A. Anything that improves your business is bound cost something, for example: new software, copy machines, etc. Employee training, more than almost any other investment, has the potential to pay for itself. If that isn’t true, why do most parents send their kid to college? Share … Continue reading