5-Star Rated Skilled Nursing and Personal Care Centers focus on personalized dementia care for residents.
Following months of planning, education and training, Baptist Homes Society communities announced the development of their third Center of Excellence, this time focused on the care and services provided for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Center of Excellence is not ‘place’ but a formalized set of resources, programs and processes to ensure that people living in either community—Baptist Homes or Providence Point—are provided with the best possible care.
The Center of Excellence in Dementia Care was established to provide personalized care for each residence, enhance meaningful programming, educate staff, families and other caregivers, and provide effective ways to monitor and review the services provided. [Read more…]
By Kim Bassett
Each generation develops its own identity as they move through society. Much of this is a cause and effect relationship as they have to adapt to the political and economical climate in order to survive and thrive.
- The Greatest Generation, those who grew up in the United States during the Great Depression and fought in World War II.
- The Baby Boomers, those born between 1946-1964, the post-World War II baby boom, deemed the wealthiest, most active and most physically fit generation, with the perspective and expectation that the world will improve over time.
- Generation X (born between 1964-1980), a somewhat undefined generation born on the precursors to the youngest generation, the Millennials. Generation X started the movement among its younger cohorts for better work-life balance.
- Millennials (those born at the turn of the century between 1980 and 2000) place even more emphasis on a work-life balance, often demanding non-traditional work environments. Millennials are also said to be civically and community minded, almost altruistic in their actions.
I believe this nurturing vein that runs strong in Millennials will be an asset as the Baby Boomers age and their needs become more and more apparent. [Read more…]
Greensburg’s Ryan Hershey hasn’t missed a day in eight years with Newhaven Court at Lindwood
Ryan Hershey hasn’t missed a day of work in his job as a dishwasher at Newhaven Court at Lindwood, a senior living community in Westmoreland County.
Thanks to his perfect attendance, Hershey, 27, will be driving a new Ford Focus to work in the Food Services Department at Newhaven Court at Lindwood.
Hershey was the lucky winner of IntegraCare’s second Continued Attendance Rewards (CAR) Program. His name was selected from among 453 eligible employees who earned 23,410 raffle tickets based on their perfect attendance at nine IntegraCare senior living communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
“I am humbled, glad, and just really surprised,” Hershey said following Tuesday’s announcement, which was made on IntegraCare’s Facebook page.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Ryan,” said Lori Grant, Executive Director of Newhaven Court at Lindwood. “Over the past eight years Ryan has been at Lindwood, he has never called off or has never been late for work.
“He demonstrates an excellent work ethic and is a great role model for others when it comes to his attendance and dependability,” Grant said. “Ryan is very deserving of such an amazing award. He has been receiving high-fives and a pat-on-the-back from everyone in the community – even the residents and resident families who watched the live stream on Facebook.” [Read more…]