Monthly Archives: January 2014

30 January 2014

House of Welcome Receives MindAlert Award

Posted January 30, 2014 in In the News

 The Early Memory Loss Program created by House of Welcome Adult Day Services of the North Shore Senior Center has won the American Society on Aging/MetLife Foundation 2014 Mind Alert Award.  The award recognizes innovative community-based, nonprofit programs based on research to maintain cognitive fitness in older adults. This award will be presented at the American Society on Aging’s national education conference in San Diego at the National Brain Health Forum on Saturday, March 15.

23 January 2014

CDC’s New Website for Long Term Care Can Be Resource for Adult Day Centers

Posted January 23, 2014 in Resources / Providers

The Centers for Disease Control unveiled a new website with infection  prevention resources for long-term care settings such as nursing homes and  assisted living. This site organizes  existing infection prevention guidance and resources into sections for clinical  staff, infection prevention coordinators, and residents. Facilities can also  directly access the new infection tracking system for long-term care facilities  in CDC’s National Healthcare  Safety Network, and the innovative infection prevention tools and resources  developed as part of the partnership between CDC and the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign (AE).

CDC’s long-term care website is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/.

Read more and join the conversation on CDC’s Safe Healthcare  blog: http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare

7 January 2014

Music in Adult Day Center Brings the Past Alive

Posted January 7, 2014 in News

Music is an amazing language, especially for persons with dementia.  Here’s what researchers say:  When people with memory problems hear music – in particular, if it’s music that meant something to them when they were younger – it can have a therapeutic effect. Studies have shown that music can reduce the need for sedation or other medication to calm agitated people with dementia.

Read more about music in an adult day center in Carrboro, North Carolina: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/01/06/music-brings-the-past-alive-for-memory-impaired/

4 January 2014

Presenters Sought for 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference

Posted January 4, 2014 in Events / Conference

2014 National Adult Day Services Conference

Presented by National Adult Day Services Association & North Carolina Adult Day Services Association

October 9-11, 2014

The National Adult Day Services Association, in partnership with the North Carolina Adult Day Services Association, seeks presenters for the 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference to be held in Charlotte, NC, on October 9-11, 2014.  The conference theme, “The Power of Adult Day Services: The Future of Care,” is intended to attract exciting and unique presentations that will inspire collaborative strategies, organizational cultural competency and creative programming.

Sessions are divided into 90 minute concurrent workshop sessions.  Sessions are intended to educate/support learning and therefore, presenters may not sell, promote or pitch any specific product or service.

To ensure being included in the review process, all proposals must be submitted by February 14, 2014.  Applications that fail to meet all guidelines or are incomplete cannot be considered for review.

Submit an Online Proposal to Present at the 2014 National Adult Day Services Conference 

 

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