Recent Posts in Elder Care Category

Sun downing in the elderly

<p>In Part I of our sundowning series, we looked at signs and symptoms that caretakers might notice in someone afflicted with sundowners &ndash; from increased evening restlessness and ...
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Our role (and yours) in Patient Centered Care

Our Role (and Yours) in Patient Centered Care More than a buzzword, “patient centered care” has notably shifted the healthcare approach from a physician-dominated dialogue into a more ...
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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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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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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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Social Interaction and Depression in Seniors

Seniors who received in-person visits three or more times per week are about fifty percent less likely to develop depression than those with limited social encounters, according to a recent study ...
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Avoid a Fall During this Autumn Season

As the air turns crisper and the leaves fall to the colder ground, it’s important to not let the autumn beauty distract you from some serious safety hazards. Although a fall stroll through the ...
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Core Values at Manchester Place Care Homes

Manchester Place Care Homes recognizes the fundamental need for seniors to have safe and comfortable elder care near Dallas. This need entails both expert senior care given by qualified professionals ...
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Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

Talking to an aging parent about assisted living can feel awkward for many adult children. However, as you’ll learn by watching this video, it’s often better to have the conversation ...
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The Advantages of Manchester Place Care Homes

Manchester Place Care Homes was founded with the mission of providing compassionate elder care to individuals who may need some assistance with daily living, yet prefer to preserve their independence ...
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How Seniors Can Avoid Falls at Home

One of the most important issues in elder care is preventing falls. Falls can lead to serious injuries and long-term immobility for seniors. This video shows ways seniors in retirement communities ...
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