Blog Posts in 2016

New traditions for the holidays

New traditions for the holidays All families carry forward holiday traditions through the years, whether it’s dry turkeys, the elf on the shelf, or Aunt Emmie’s anxiously awaited homemade ...
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Dementia in Care Homes

Dementia is an overarching syndrome defined by a group of thinking and social symptoms which interfere with daily functioning and activities. It is very common in ages 60+ to be diagnosed with some ...
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A Mother and a Caregiver

Manchester coordinator and mother Erin Shuford was hired in 2009, while owner Dean Krasovitsky had just begun building the first Manchester residences. At the time, Erin was working in a substance ...
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It's Not a Job. It's a Calling.

Being a house manager at an assisted living facility isn’t easy, but in caregiver Sharon Ford’s words, “It’s not a job; it’s a calling. It’s not just coworkers and ...
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From independent to individualized care

Manchester resident Betty McCandless was living in Independent Living for far too long, her daughters said. They finally decided to make a change, and since July Betty has been at Manchester Place ...
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A Flair For Custodial Care

What is custodial care? Custodial care is a non-medical care, either at home or in an assisted living facility such as Manchester Place, which assists individuals with the activities of daily living ...
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Safety At Manchester Place

Keeping our residents safe Safety is very important to the wellbeing of assisted living residents. At Manchester Place we make this our highest priority. There are many ways for older adults to injure ...
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Home vs. "The Home"

We shouldn’t have to sacrifice a warm residential environment for more acute care, and fortunately there are operators, like Manchester Place, that strive to accomplish exceptional personal care ...
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Caregiving: More Than Just a Job

When families visit their loved ones in assisted living facilities it’s not always just for a fun visit, it’s also to make sure their loved one is being treated with care. Although this ...
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Rain Or Shine, Guests In Mind

Over the last month or two, North Texas has experienced a lot of severe weather. Whether it was tornado warnings, flash floods, or severe thunderstorms, we’ve had to adjust to what blows our ...
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Cultivating Compassionate Care: The Top 5 Must-Reads

When running a facility dedicated to the care of patients with dementia, it’s important to stay up-to-date on helpful literature in the field. This allows us to remain vigilant and insightful ...
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Food For Thought

As we age, it becomes more important to pay special attention to our diet, because a proper diet affects our mental dexterity, energy levels, immune system and overall physical and emotional ...
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