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.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
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/
Read more and join the conversation on CDC’s Safe Healthcare blog: http://blogs.cdc.gov/
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/
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.
The National Adult Day Services Conference will be held at The Westin in Charlotte, NC, on October 9-11, 2014. The special conference rate for rooms is $169 (single/double) per night plus tax. Reserve by September 15, 2014. Click here to reserve a room now!