Capturing Knowledge Through Oral History

Capturing Knowledge Through Oral History

We are living amongst a treasure trove of history. Living, breathing libraries of knowledge, experiences, perspectives, and culture. This history is embodied within the elderly that surround us each day whether in our personal lives as loved ones and family members,...

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The Life-Changing Benefits of Active Senior Living

The Life-Changing Benefits of Active Senior Living

Many of us, regardless of age, have the same goal each year: to be more “active.” Though often referring to physical activity, being “active” isn’t just about exercise. An “active” lifestyle may also include activities like volunteering, painting, or even meeting up...

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How to Navigate Your Challenging Emotions While Caregiving

How to Navigate Your Challenging Emotions While Caregiving

Caregiving for your senior parent or spouse can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also be a demanding one that oftentimes challenges your deepest emotions. This is especially true when the senior you are caring for has dementia or a life-limiting...

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4 Ways to Help Seniors Live Their Best Life

4 Ways to Help Seniors Live Their Best Life

When you think about the well-being of the elderly loved ones in your life, do you just focus on their medical needs, or do you factor in their mental and emotional needs as well? The average life expectancy of people here in the US increased by nearly 30% between...

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What Does it Mean to Care at a Nightingale Community?

What Does it Mean to Care at a Nightingale Community?

If you look at the generic definition of what it means to care, you’ll see phrases that denote “doing what’s necessary” or “giving attention or consideration” to something, possibly even “feeling concern for” or “looking after” someone. At a Nightingale Healthcare...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions that Can Benefit Seniors

5 New Year’s Resolutions that Can Benefit Seniors

Tis the season for reevaluating our physical and mental health, as well as our surroundings. For many of us, young and old, creating a New Year’s resolution is a thing of the past – but, for good reason, as we age, adopting a resolution that focuses on health and...

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Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Do You Know Your Family Health History?

Every time you visit the doctor, the physician has probably asked you a series of questions related to your family health history: “Has anyone in your family had cancer, high blood pressure, or heart disease?” “How old were your grandparents when they died?” “Was this...

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Working As a CNA Is a Rewarding and Profound Experience

Working As a CNA Is a Rewarding and Profound Experience

Have you ever wandered down the halls of a hospital, wondering just how everything gets done? You may see the occasional doctor headed to an emergency call, a few nurses behind a desk working on essential paperwork, and men and women in scrubs power-walking through...

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Fight Against Alzheimer’s – Keep Your Brain Healthy

Fight Against Alzheimer’s – Keep Your Brain Healthy

As we age, our body naturally loses memory capacity. On average, humans can retain between 5-9 pieces of information at one time when we are not distracted. Over time, this number goes down, but neuro-healthy individuals can usually retrace their steps to remember...

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Facilities

The Difference Between Assisted Living and Skilled Facilities

Typically speaking, conversations about the differences between an assisted living community versus a skilled nursing facility don’t make it to the dinner table or around the water cooler. That doesn’t make the topic uninteresting; it’s just generally not a...

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Keeping Your Mind Sharp as You Age

Keeping Your Mind Sharp as You Age

As we age, it is natural to sometimes forget a name or not remember where we left our car keys. With that, the key to retaining a sharp mind often lies in common sense approaches that sometimes are, in themselves, forgotten. While some forgetfulness is normal, there...

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Helpful Tips for Caregivers to Find Balance

Helpful Tips for Caregivers to Find Balance

Whether you are an in-home caregiver for a family member or a professional caregiver working in a nursing home setting, caregiver "burnout" is a serious issue. And no wonder. Caregiving is one of the hardest jobs out there. Not only does it require physical strength,...

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Making This Season Bright for Your Elderly Loved One

Making This Season Bright for Your Elderly Loved One

Your elderly loved one, whether they currently reside in a senior living community or within their own home, is being faced with a holiday season that is filled with newly coined phrases like “social distancing,” “window visits,” and “quarantine.” It is safe to say...

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A Conversation with Andy

A Conversation with Andy

We had an opportunity to sit down with Andrea "Andy" Leebron-Clay, Nightingale Healthcare partner/clinical liaison, and ask her some pointed questions about life and leadership. Her responses, in typical Andy fashion, are inspiring and humbling. This woman epitomizes...

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What to Bring to the Nursing Home

What to Bring to the Nursing Home

written by Andrea Leebron-Clay, Owner of Nightingale Healthcare   Okay, we know you don't want to go, but maybe you need a little extra rehab or don't have anyone to stay with you 24/7 after surgery. All skilled nursing facilities have a cumbersome admission...

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