Food for the Soul

Messages to inspire and support caregivers.

Reopening Your Dining Room

Contributed by:  Diane Hall, BSNSolutions
www.BSNSolutions.net

Are you ready to Reopen your dining room?  Dane hall and the team at BSNSolutions has put together some resources to help you.  Check out the Reopening Dining Room Checklist along with the 7 minute podcast.

Simple Activities for Stressful Times

Contributed by:  Java Group Programs, Inc
www.javagp.com

A 12-Minute webinar offering 5 practical activities for anyone to help reduce worry and create calm for themselves, and among those that they are supporting.

Click here

Covid-19 Support and Resources

Contributed by: Health Professions Press
www.healthpropress.com

Check out their support and complementary resources including

Take Charge of Your Well-Being and Wellness!

Contributed by:  AAPACN, American Association of Post Acute Care Nursing

AAPACN provide resources, tools, and community connections to help you take action to reverse burnout and promote wellness for LTPAC professionals.

Articles in Senior Dining News

Contributed by: Senior Dining Associates (SDA)
www.seniordining.org

9 Ideas for Improving Mental Health Among Seniors During Covid-19

Communicating with Families and Friends
Contributed by: Garvey Manor & Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence

Communicating with families, residents and staff has never been more important than it is right now as together we face the challenges of living through this COVID-19 crisis.  They are sending out weekly email blasts to families, to inform, to say hello and keep them calm.

Click here to see an example of their latest newsletter.

Tips for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia
Contributed by:  Validation Training Institute
www.vfvalidation.org

In this 5-part series for Caregivers, you will find easy Validation tips to help you cope.

Blessings from the Heart of Berkley
Contributed by: Barry Barkan, Co-Founder, Pioneer Network

Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others:  Guidance for Worker
Contributed by: Anna Ortigara, Organizational Change Consultant, PHI
www.phinational.org

What to do in Stressful Times
Contributed by: Dr.Susan Wehry, MD

Remember the Often Forgotten Workers in LTC
Contributed by: Joanne Rader, Co-Founder Pioneer Network, Consultant

Ideas for Supporting Staff
Contributed by: Jenni Dill, Director of Life Enrichment at Chelsea Place Memory Care

Two minute video, sharing ideas for things being done to support staff

Re-Thinking Word Choice During This Pandemic
Contributed by:  Planetree International / Language of Caring

Suggestions for language to support healthcare teams in shifting from “war-speak” to language that reflects the realities of what we are living through while continuing to provide assurance, compassion, and comfort.

Bucket List

Contributed by: Becca Zemanovic, Doctor of Occupational Therapy student, St. Ambrose University

Becca has created a very simple daily bucket list that Elders can use to stay connected with their loved ones. Most require only a phone or television.