3 Things You Should Know About Care Plan Meetings

After transitioning a loved one into a Skilled Nursing Care Center, many wonder how they can stay involved and ensure their loved one’s care needs are being met. Visiting regularly and getting to know team members are two ways to keep an eye on the type of care your loved one is receiving. The best […]

New Tips on Protecting Your Loved Ones From IRS Phone Scams

The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims, which could include long-term care facility residents. Here’s the warning from the IRS: Callers fraudently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate […]

Omaha, NE: Music Makes the Heart Merry!

Our very own Sarah Bird, Life Enrichment Coordinator, was chosen to speak to the positive effect music has on everyone, on all levels, at this year’s annual Merrymakers dinner. Brookestone Village is a partner with Merrymakers, and Sarah has worked with them for over 10 years. Music brings joy and fond memories to residents, and […]

When In-Home Care May Not Be Enough

If your current care solution isn’t meeting your loved one’s needs, or is becoming too difficult for you, it’s time to explore different options. Oftentimes, different relationships or circumstances require a different approach. Below, we offer tips on discussing care concerns with your spouse or with a loved one. Discussing care concerns with your spouse […]

Lander Wyoming: Natalie Korell Chosen as a Future Long Term Care Leader

      Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Health Care Association announces that Natalie Korell, Administrator of Westward Heights Care Center in Lander, Wyoming has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a future leader in long term care. Korell will join the Association’s Future Leaders […]

Choose the Rehab Facility That Knows How to Get Your Family Member Going

By Denise Brown. Careconversations.org My mom has three new hips (one hip had to be replaced twice) and two new knees. After each surgery to get her new parts, she recovered at a long-term care facility. Her rehab stays ensured she returned home able to maneuver the house’s landscape (which includes lots of steps) and […]

Why Gerontological Training?

Why Gerontological Training? By Paul P. Falkowski, Ph.D. Online Instructor/Coordinator Department of Gerontology – University of Nebraska at Omaha Hardly a day passes without a headline appearing about elder abuse, nursing homes under investigation, growing staff shortages and turnovers rates and so on. While many providers give excellent care, Boomers are increasingly searching Nursing Home […]

3 Fall Risk Factors You Should Know

Falling, particularly with aging adults, is a scary reality. In fact, the risk of falling increases with age. At skilled nursing centers across the country, health care teams are working with residents and their families to prevent falls before they even occur. But if your loved one does take a fall, know that an investigation […]

Music Therapy to Benefit Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Music Therapy has proven to be particularly effective for persons with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Research in both music therapy and in neuroscience has shown that music can affect function in profound ways. In fact, some neuroscience studies have shown that certain types of music stimulate the production of dopamine and serotonin – two neurotransmitters (chemicals […]

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