Jun 1, 2014
We all have superpowers. In fact Superman, Captain Canuck, Wolverine and Spiderman are weaklings in compared to us.
You might not be able to leap a tall building in a single bound, shoot adamantium blades out of your hands or swing from buildings on ropes spun from your own spider silk, but you certainly have superpowers.
From the conversation you have with the ladies in the hair salon to the smile you give Mr Andrews as he waits for his son to pick him up, even down to the staff meeting you lead and the residents’ council you facilitate, it’s all about being a superhero to someone and that’s not a small thing.
Jun 1, 2014
This article describes practical research on a Life Enrichment Program in a long-term care home. We describe the research as ‘practical’ because it examined effects associated with a program offered routinely by the home.
The purposes were to raise awareness of research methodology among the home’s staff members and to educate university students about the advantages and potential pitfalls of applying such methodology to answer practical questions.
The question posed by staff was whether evidence could be obtained that the Life Enrichment Program for severely demented residents lowered their agitation.
Jun 1, 2014
When one thinks about marijuana, an image of a stoner comes to mind; a slack-jawed, confused teenager with a bag of chips in his hand. However, as the discovery of the many uses of marijuana grows, the face of the typical ‘stoner’ may well be one of your elderly residents. In fact, a study done in the US said that the fastest growing population of medical marijuana users is seniors.
The issue of medical marijuana is a subject ripe for debate, with equally important viewpoints on each side. As a care facility, it’s important for you and your staff to be fully aware of the details surrounding this drug so you are able to deal with it appropriately if a situation arises.
The most important area of knowledge concerns the different ways that medical marijuana can be distributed. While smoking marijuana is obviously the first method people think of, there are several other ways to administer the drug that is more beneficial for medicinal purposes.