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June 2012

The Baby Boomers are now reaching the age at which they need supplemental or residental medical care, and they're bringing a whole new set of expectations and concerns to the field of long term care. Things like social connectedness, emotional support, and continuing education are...

In the continuing quest to find treatments and cures for Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related issues, discoveries and breathroughs are being made every day. Earlier this month, a vaccine trial in Sweden showed great promise.The vaccine, called CAD106, was studied over the course of three...

In the continuing quest to find treatments and cures for Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related issues, discoveries and breathroughs are being made every day. Earlier this month, a vaccine trial in Sweden showed great promise.The vaccine, called CAD106, was studied over the course of three...

Photo courtesy of 401K 2012While this doesn't directly affect working conditions of assisted living employees, or the level of care you can provide, it is helpful to be aware of the costs that residents face in managed care facilities. As with most things, costs are...

photo courtesy of VancityAllieFollowing up on our last post regarding dementia medications, there's more interesting news in the field of memory in seniors. In particular, a recent study addressed the memory function of seniors living in care facilities. They ranged in age from 50-75 and were...

Many of our former students work in dementia care, or work as part of a team addressing cognitive issues. This will be of particular interest to Certified Medication Aide  and Pharmacy Assistant/Technician students and those pursuing the certification.On a recent post in the Assisted Living...

Photo by adactioIt's common knowledge that "brown bagging", or bringing a lunch from home, is cheaper and more healthy than eating out (or at your facility's cafeteria), but healthy foods can be time consuming and hard to keep fresh. If you enjoy salads but are...

We Care Online offers a broad range of online medical classes and can prepare you for a career in everything from nursing to pharmacy, but how do you know if online learning is right for you?Are you comfortable reading and writing? In a traditional classroom, a...

"Of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer's disease--which ranks sixth--is particularly devastating in that there is no cure, no way to prevent it and no proven way to slow its progression. And with at least 11 million Americans expected...

"Of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer's disease--which ranks sixth--is particularly devastating in that there is no cure, no way to prevent it and no proven way to slow its progression. And with at least 11 million Americans expected...

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