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Would These 3 Steps Prevent Elder Abuse?

We know what safe, gentle, patient, compassionate care looks like and there are many organizations that promote a vision/mission that includes a description.  When examples of abuse hit the mainstream, as with this news report video from Spring 2013 and … Continue reading

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Empathy Matters! Late at Night, in Rehab, My Anxious Mom, & ” A Woman Named Wendy”

There is no way I can paint a rosy picture of my mom’s recent hospitalization and subsequent rehab stay for a fractured left upper arm following a fall. She is 91, stubborn, hard of hearing, and has both reasonable and … Continue reading

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Staffing & Overmedication on a Dementia Unit: Numbers, Continuity, and Emotional Intelligence can Make ALL the Difference!

In April of 2012, the Boston Sunday Globe ran a front page article called, “A Rampant Prescription, A Hidden Peril” by reporters; Kay Lazar and Matt Carroll. The Globe’s analysis of data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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