A Third Choice

A Third Choice

Toilet paper didn’t always exist. The need for toilet paper did, of course. Some cultures came up with better ideas than others.   Getting Creative The Farmers’ Almanac gives a brief historical rundown of pre-toilet paper necessity-powered creativity. (Short version:...
A Tale of Two Communities

A Tale of Two Communities

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak at the monthly All-Staff meeting in two different communities. An All-Staff meeting is what it sounds like: all staff is required to attend. There’s a training topic, employee of the month announcement, years of...
What Are We Going To Do About It?

What Are We Going To Do About It?

What Are We Going to Do About It? I don’t have to tell you things are bad in memory care. I don’t have to tell you the quality of care isn’t what it should be. I don’t have to tell you people are treated like tasks, like a chore to be crossed off the list, like a...
This Is NOT How It Should Be In Memory Care!

This Is NOT How It Should Be In Memory Care!

This Is How It Should Be In Memory Care Have you ever been so furious, you literally couldn’t see straight? That you sort of devolved into pacing because you couldn’t figure your next move? That was me this week. I was a memory care director for years,...
This Makes Me Want To SCREAM!

This Makes Me Want To SCREAM!

Updated 9/14/17 Have you heard this one? Mom lives in a care community, and every time Mom’s approached for care, she screams and strikes out. Because Mom is so uncooperative with care, caregivers use restraints. Additionally, the care community is requesting the...