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Coronavirus and the Elderly

As the owner of a 42-bed memory care facility and as a Command Officer with the RCFE Disaster Preparedness Task Force, I have a keen interest in public health and safety for all residents living in an Assisted Living environment.…

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Why Medicare?

Why Medicare?

When it becomes necessary to enter your loved one into an Assisted Living Facility it is almost impossible to anticipate all the financial impacts of such a long term living arrangement. This short article will answer the question: why medicare?…

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Visiting Family Members with Dementia

Visiting family members with Dementia

Ways to make your visits meaningful here at Olivenhain Guest Home! As our residents decline, they lose their ability to communicate.  Sadly, this is a time when people stop visiting family members with Dementia as often because they don’t know…

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Compassionate Communication with the Memory Impaired

If you’re looking to develop compassionate communication with the memory impaired — perhaps with a family member who is living here, here are some simple tips to make your experience and theirs more enjoyable. Don’t Reason Argue Confront Don’t remind…

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