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Genesis HealthCare Honors Cora Shaw as National
Compassionate Caregiver of the Year.
Today we recognize all those who unconditionally and proudly served our country – THANK YOU! Genesis is a proud member and supporter of the “We Honor Veterans” program. Established in 2010, We Honor Veterans is a pioneering program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program is focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement of our nation’s Veterans. Genesis affiliates was the first skilled nursing care provider to become a We Honor Veterans partner.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month!
Most of us know someone who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, whether it has touched our own family or a friend’s loved ones. Nationally, the month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
Recognizing the need for heightened awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan made this designation in 1983. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there were less than two million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease at that time. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing — and growing fast. More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which occurs every November, was established to increase awareness and honor the millions of Americans and their families living with Alzheimer’s, through advocacy for a cure, awareness and education. Whether it’s during November or any other time of the year, understanding Alzheimer’s Disease impacts and enhances the quality of life for those individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or other related dementias and their caregivers. And that’s what National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is all about!
A Proclamation on National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2022 | The White House During National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we honor and support the millions of brave Americans who have been
"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is part of our organization’s DNA. We care about fostering an environment where our employees, patients, and visitors can be their authentic selves and feel celebrated and welcomed!"
We thank our Infection Prevention team for helping us keep our patients, residents and staff safe, each and every day.
The world’s infection preventionists (IPs) fight to keep our communities safe from infectious threats: a global pandemic, healthcare-associated infections, measles outbreaks, flu season, and so many others. International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) aims to shine a light on the infection prevention profession each year. This year’s theme is “The Future is Infection Prevention: 50 Years of Infection Prevention.” Learn more about the science behind infection prevention and its importance in keeping the world safe from pandemics like .
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During National Case Management Week, we recognize and celebrate all case managers. Over the past two years, case managers across the globe have been challenged beyond our imagination to meet the complex needs of patient populations while working through a pandemic. Case managers have gone beyond definition to promote patient safety, quality of care, and cost effective outcomes. Thank you, case managers - we appreciate you!
Today is World Alzheimer's Day. As a care provider for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias, we are dedicated to collectively making strides in areas of advocacy, research, education, and programming. Providing support and resources to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers is vital. We invite you to learn more about the disease by visiting the Alzheimer's Association.
Please consider joining our 2022 Walk Team or donating to our walking team members by clicking here. Together, we can continue to partner with and support the work of our local Alzheimer's Association. Our hope is that one day there will be a world without Alzheimer's.
Happy National Rehabilitation Awareness Week!
In honor of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 19-25, 2022), we recognize and celebrate the physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy professionals who work diligently every day to help people maintain or regain their independence. Thank you for the clinical expertise, compassion, patience, and understanding you exhibit every day -- we appreciate the work you do in pursuit of our shared mission of improving the lives we touch!
Hispanic Heritage Month
As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, we celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures, and indelible contributions of the Hispanic American and Latino American communities.
Today we remember!
Did you know that September is Falls Awareness Month? There are many things that can increase your risk of falling including:
Physical inactivity, home environment, vision, medication Use, fear of falling, social isolation, leg weakness and improper use of assistive devices. But falls are actually preventable and there are many things you can do to prevent falls. Exercise to improve your balance and strength, have your doctor or pharmacist review your medicines, have your eyes and feet checked and make your home safer. To learn more go to: https://www.cdc.gov/falls/index.html.
Older Adult Falls Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls don’t have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chance of falling or help a loved one prevent falls. There are proven ways to reduce and prevent falls, even for older adu...
We all work so hard and deserve to be praised for our outstanding effort. Let us celebrate our achievements from this past year and look forward with excitement to what we can do in the coming year! On this day when we celebrate American labor, we celebrate you. Happy Labor Day!
World Alzheimer’s Month 2022
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September in which people unite from all corners of the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia.
During World Alzheimer’s Month, we call on everyone to support World Alzheimer’s Month by getting involved in some way.
This year’s theme, ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s,’ continues on from the 2021 campaign, which focused on diagnosis, the warning signs of dementia, the continued effect of COVID-19 on the global dementia community and more. The 2022 campaign includes a special focus on post-diagnosis support. Following recent developments and potential breakthroughs, in both dementia treatment and support, the campaign aims to highlight the importance of support for people living with dementia and families following a diagnosis.
As outlined in the World Alzheimer Report 2019, many people still incorrectly believe that dementia is a typical part of aging. This alone highlights how important public awareness campaigns, like World Alzheimer’s Month and World Alzheimer’s Day which is celebrated on September 21st. each year are for changing perceptions and increasing existing public knowledge around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this international dementia challenge, we need to work together and share best practice with one another. By continuing to raise global awareness and knowledge, people, families, communities and governments are better armed with valuable information and advice to prepare, adapt and support those who are most affected.
Heat and Older Adults
People aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems. If you’re an older adult or a caretaker, learn how you or the person you’re caring for can stay safe during the heat.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th celebration.
What is the Longest Day? The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. Every year the Alzheimer’s Association sponsors a series of worldwide advocacy activities. On June 21st. thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer through an activity of their choice. Whether you are participating at home, online or in-person, there are plenty of fun ideas to engage family and friends in The Longest Day. Together, we can use our creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts along with the Alzheimer’s Association for individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia. Sport your purple attire, share the facts, figures, resources and tools with family, friends, co-workers, your community and Go Purple. Tuesday, June 21st . marks this year’s annual Longest Day event, join us and find your fun and engaging way to be part of the movement!
Happy Father’s Day, dads! Thank you for all the sacrifices you make for your families and the joy you bring to their lives.
Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the end of slavery, to reflect on the enduring legacy of racism in our country, and to commit to doing better. We must remain relentless in our pursuit of both equality and equity.
Meet Ruth Brown… She has met an extraordinary milestone. Ruth is a resident of Genesis HealthCare’s Langdon Place of Nashua located in New Hampshire and she turned 109 yesterday, June 15, 2022!
Ruth has survived the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. When asked her secret to living such a long life, she answered, “I can’t tell you. Then it wouldn’t be a secret!”
Ruth has been blessed with an incredibly full and fulfilling life. We especially love this picture of her – she was 92 years young when she rode a long-horn steer in Old Cowtown, Forth Worth, Texas. Her story is a wonderful testament to why we do what we do each and every day.
Happy 109th birthday, Ruth!
CNA week is June 16-22, 2022.
June 16th kicks off CNA Week! This week we celebrate, honor, and thank nursing assistants for the important work they do and the care they provide. The theme for this year’s celebration is “I’m Still Standing,” which recognizes nursing assistants for their heroism during the pandemic and continued commitment to residents and patients. Please take a moment this week to thank the nursing assistants who have made a positive impact in your community.
Today 245 years ago, stars and stripes was adopted as the representation of the United States of America. May it continue symbolizing hope and freedom for all. Happy National Flag Day!
In honor of "What Matters to You" Day, we would like to share a story that aired on CBS Evening News in 2019 about Ruby Chitsey, an 11-year old girl who often came to work with her mom in a nursing home. Ruby, who is wise beyond her years, intuitively understood the value of asking residents about their “wishes.” Expecting to hear that they wanted big-ticket items, Ruby learned that the residents’ wants and needs (what mattered to them) were often small and basic. At the same time, she saw the positive difference she could make simply by learning about residents’ preferences. While this news clip was created before the pandemic, the lessons that Ruby can teach us as family, loved ones and caregivers are timeless.
11-year-old girl grants wishes to nursing home residents Ruby Chitsey likes to go to work with her mom at a nursing home. One day she decided to ask the residents what they wished for. Steve Hartman explains what h...
Nine Genesis HealthCare-Affiliated Nursing Facilities Achieve 2022 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award...
The nine facilities receiving the Bronze honor are:
Village Green of Bristol - Bristol, CT
Pine Point Center - Scarborough, ME
Crestwood Center – Milford, NH
Langdon Place of Dover – Dover, NH
Ridgewood Center – Bedford, NH
Wolfeboro Bay Center – Wolfeboro, NH
The Belvedere – Chester, PA
Chapel Manor – Philadelphia, PA
Willows Center – Parkersburg, WV
We are so proud of these nine centers for being honored for their commitment to improving quality. Quality care is at the foundation of everything that we do. These center teams have demonstrated their commitment to delivering ever-improving value to patients, residents and other customers. We couldn’t be more proud of their achievement.
Learn More here: https://www.genesishcc.com/happenings/corp/nine-genesis-healthcare-affiliated-nursing-facilities-achieve-2022-ahcancal-bronze
Pride Month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting of LGBTQ+ voices, celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and the support of LGBTQ+ rights. Pride Month is celebrated every year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, q***r and questioning (LGBTQ+) people.
Today, celebrations for LGBTQ+ Pride Month attract millions of participants globally. In the United States, government and private organizations are giving greater attention to LGBTQ+ advocacy.
Encouraging greater acceptance and support will make communities safer, better places for our coworkers, patients, residents, and families.
Happy Pride Month!
June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month...
Genesis is raising awareness and taking action! Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and over 50 percent of the current residents of Genesis-affiliated centers have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Genesis remains committed to providing care and support to those in our centers and in the community. We join the Alzheimer's Association in going purple and raising awareness this month.
This month presents a great opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. There are some small but meaningful actions you can take. Creativity is encouraged… show your true purple!
🟣 Share your story. The more people know about Alzheimer's, the more action we inspire.
🟣 Participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Go Purple in June campaign.
🟣 Host a Purple with a Purpose Event.
🟣 Show your love on The Longest Day (June 21).
🟣 Begin recruiting for a Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, join a Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, or start your Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising campaign.
🟣 Ask coworkers, friends and family to wear purple on a designated day in June.
Together we can make a difference!
Memorial Day - A federal holiday where we honor and mourn the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while performing their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
By: Lillian Reda, Genesis HealthCare, Director of Memory Support Clinical Practice and Education
Alzheimer’s Disease: Be Mindful, Why Get Checked?
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. There are 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's. Early detection of Alzheimer's or other dementia offers significant benefits for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. If you or your family notice changes, trust yourself, don’t ignore them. It can be difficult to know what to do. Expressing worries about your own health may make them seem more real, or you may fear upsetting someone who you care about by sharing observations about changes in their behavior or abilities. It’s natural to feel uncertain or nervous about discussing these changes with others. However, these are significant health concerns that should be discussed and evaluated by a doctor, and it’s important to take action to figure out what’s going on.
What to do next? If you look online or ask people, the advice is generally this: tell the doctor. Getting checked by your doctor can help determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are truly due to Alzheimer’s or some other, perhaps treatable condition. This advice is surely the right advice, but it’s a bit incomplete. Yes, you should tell the doctor. But you’ll dramatically improve your chances of getting to the bottom of things if you come to the doctor prepared with useful information on what you’ve observed.
For examples, try to make note of the following:
o Whether there’s been a decline or changes in their health, including mood, memory and behaviors, physical limitations, compared to the way the person used to be
o What kinds of problems are you seeing the person having now
o When you – or another person – first noticed problems, and what you observed
While there's no cure for Alzheimer's, an early diagnosis can certainly still be helpful. Knowing what you can do is just as important as knowing what you can't do. With early detection, you can explore treatments, drug and nondrug interventions that may provide some relief of symptoms and help you maintain a level of independence longer. It can increase your chances of participating in clinical drug trials that may help provide medical benefits and help advance research.
Early detection offers a chance to prioritize your health, make lifestyle changes, such as controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, a nutritious diet, physical activity, social engagement and mentally stimulating pursuits as these have all been associated with helping people stay healthy as they age. These factors may help preserve cognitive function and also help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s.
Doctors, your care team, community resources and such, can teach you and your loved ones how to establish routines, plan activities and manage changes in skills to reduce how Alzheimer's and or related dementia affects everyday life.
Early detection is essential to providing access to information, care and support and also helps you, your family and caregivers plan for the future. You'll have the chance to make informed decisions and ask questions. Your care team can embrace, prioritize and implement what matters most to you on a number of issues. The care team can support ways to reduce the emotional and financial impact of the disease and figure out strategies to maintain independence, health and safety.
Be proactive, seeking action can improve the quality of care and quality of
10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Get information and resources for Alzheimer's and other dementias from the Alzheimer's Association.
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