Category: Senior Care

Entrepreneur tests walker as temporary senior living resident (McKnight’s SL)

Posted by Dr. El - February 8, 2017 - Senior Care, Technology, Tips for gifts, visits

As part of Brookdale Senior Living’s “Entrepreneur in Residence” program, Ken Paulus of URise Products is staying alongside residents of a senior living community and soliciting their feedback about his new stand-assist device. I give this idea two thumbs up — one for URise Products for asking actual elders about what works for them and […]

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The SCAN Foundation improves coordination of care in the community

Posted by Dr. El - January 20, 2017 - Inspiration, Senior Care

My favorite line in McKnight’s LTC News’ guest column by Bruce Chernoff, MD is, “Today we’re increasingly aware that social determinants of health—non-clinical factors like access to transportation or food — play major roles in our health, especially for vulnerable older adults with multiple chronic conditions and daily living challenges.” YES. Dr. Chernoff goes on […]

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Why (and How) to Personalize a Nursing Home Room (SeniorCare)

Posted by Dr. El - September 24, 2013 - Senior Care

Here’s my latest article featured in SeniorCare: Why (and How) to Personalize a Nursing Home Room As a psychologist in long-term care, I’ve walked into thousands of rooms over the years. Among many mostly bare quarters, a few stood out for their warmth and their ability to convey the life of the person living there. […]

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4 Simple Ways Families Can Make a Difference During a Long-Term Care Stay (SeniorCare)

Posted by Dr. El - August 22, 2013 - Dementia, Senior Care

Here’s my first article for SeniorCare.com: 4 Simple Ways Families Can Make a Difference During a Long-Term Care Stay When your mom or dad is in a long-term care home—whether it’s for rehab or a longer stay in a nursing home or assisted living—it’s a big adjustment for the whole family. Nerves are often frayed […]

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