Category: Tips for gifts, visits

NYT: Aids for Vision Loss, From Those Who’ve Been There

Posted by Dr. El - February 28, 2017 - Inspiration, Resident education/Support groups, Tips for gifts, visits

Jane E. Brody of The New York Times once again addresses a topic of interest to many seniors — adapting to the loss of vision. In addition to great advice, she mentions The American Council of the Blind’s list of useful products for people who are blind or visually impaired. My favorite — Braille chocolate bars […]

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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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NYTimes: Fashion’s Newest Frontier: The Disabled and the Displaced

Posted by Dr. El - July 21, 2016 - Technology, Tips for gifts, visits

In Fashion’s Newest Frontier: The Disabled and the Displaced, author Vanessa Friedman writes about clothing for people with disabilities, referred to as “healthwear.” Among the items now available are Magnaready‘s clothes with magnetic closures rather than difficult-to-manage buttons, and shirts by Care + Wear designed for people with medical ports so that they can stay comfortably dressed and […]

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Planning for the Holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 20, 2015 - Communication, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El:   ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have they called the social worker to arrange a […]

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Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

Posted by Dr. El - December 17, 2014 - Tips for gifts, visits

This post, along with my Planning for the Holidays article, could be printed out and left for family members in a prominent location.  Think of it as your gift to every nursing home family.   ~Happy Holidays from Dr. El at MyBetterNursingHome.com With the holiday season upon us, you may be wondering what would make a good […]

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Planning for the holidays

Posted by Dr. El - November 21, 2014 - Communication, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

With the start of the holiday season, it’s time for this perennial post from Dr. El at mybetternursinghome.com:               ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas… And 83-year old Albertha assured me her family was planning to take her home for the holidays. “Have you talked to them about it? Have […]

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Take this to the bank: How to reduce money stress for LTC residents (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - June 30, 2014 - Money Issues, Tips for gifts, visits

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Take this to the bank: How to reduce money stress for LTC residents It was noon at the nursing home and the staff was busy wheeling residents into the dining room. “Are you going to buy me lunch today?” an aide joked as she unlocked the […]

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Tip #1 for families new to LTC (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 14, 2014 - Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

In this video, Dr. El offers a suggestion for families who are new to long-term care: http://youtu.be/4hSX3h3v2Ak  

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Three tips for families for the holidays from Dr. El (video)

Posted by Dr. El - November 25, 2013 - Tips for gifts, visits, Videos Read More

Cycling Transforms Parkinsons (video)

Posted by Dr. El - March 8, 2013 - For Fun, Inspiration, Tips for gifts, visits, Videos

Amazing: For more on this: Why We Need More Research into Cycling and Brain Science For more on bicycles for people with disabilities: Having Fun in a Nursing Home

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