Category: Resources

The Right Partnerships Another Key to More Good Days

Providing a high level of care for our residents starts with our caregivers. Fortunately, working alongside our team of caregivers are an incredible team of skilled nurses, physical therapists, clinicians and hospice teams. This month we’re excited to share more about these important relationships and how we work together to provide the best for our […]

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Fostering a Failure Free Holiday

This month, we sat down with Our Family Home’s Marybeth Cartmille to talk about preparing for the holidays. She shared with us a few ways families affected by memory disease can make small shifts to reduce stress and focus more of your time on creating meaningful memories with those you love. Savoring Meaningful Moments Overall, […]

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Driving & Dementia: The Road to Staying Safe

Driving is an important part of daily independence. However, for individuals with age-related changes or neurological conditions, driving capabilities may be compromised. Discussing driving with your loved one can be difficult but if done early, the outcome can be more promising. This week, we had the pleasure of hosting “Driving and Dementia,” as part of […]

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Failure-Free Activities

In a survey of caregivers, more than 90 percent of respondents expressed that their biggest challenge was finding recreational activities that kept cognitively impaired individuals engaged in meaningful activities. As part of our training at Our Family Home, we have established a comprehensive program of ‘failure-free’ activities, which we will be presenting soon in partnership […]

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Five Ways to Build Trust with your Out of State Memory Care Team

When Lisa Barco’s father finally realized that he could no longer care for his wife,  who had been living with Parkinson’s dementia, they first explored in home care. “At first, we tried having someone come to the house during the day while my father was at work, but soon my mom started wandering during the […]

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Visiting a Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Visitors are important to people with Alzheimer’s. They may not always remember who the visitors are, but just the human connection has value. Here are some ideas to share with someone who is planning to visit a person with Alzheimer’s. Plan the visit at the time of the day when the person is at his […]

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The Precious Weight of Caregiving

Our Family Home’s mission to foster More Good Days was built from a belief that we serve both our residents and their families. Not just one or the other. It is our goal that by doing what we can to give our residents more good days we are building trust with our families. We are also […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

As part of our mission to be a resource to the community, we wanted to also discuss care for individuals affected by other forms of dementia, including dementia related to Parkinson’s Disease. We are more commonly known for helping those with Alzheimer’s, however, for many years now we have had a growing number of residents […]

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources

“All individuals, whatever their state of being, in the right setting and with the right care, can shine!” – Teepa Snow   When you think of experts on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care, most people in the industry think of Teepa Snow. Affected personally by dementia, Teepa is a leading educator on dementia and positive care. At […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – Part 2

  Welcome back! Today, we’re sharing part two of our two-part series on early detection. In our last post, we focused on some of the less common or more easily overlooked symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, we are turning the focus from family to friends. It’s estimated that one in three people knows a person […]

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