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When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can be frightening for both the patient and their loved ones. As the disease progresses, it steals a little bit more of a loved one’s personality, their memory and their ability to function as they did before the disease hit them. This article offers some tips for loved ones. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted September 22, 2014

 

While the old adage “it’s better to give than receive” often keeps caregivers going, eventually a caregiver can find themselves trying to give out of an empty cup. If you are caring for a loved one for an extended period of time, the love you feel for this person can turn into resentment over losing a part of your own life in the process.

Golden LivingCenters | posted September 11, 2014

 

Sara Beth Pearson accepted the AHCA Mississippi Group Volunteer of the Year Award this week at a luncheon held in Jackson, Miss. on behalf of her program and her students for the work they do with the Golden LivingCenter - Amory. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted August 22, 2014

 

One of our longest tenured employees, Elaine Storms began working with Golden Living on October 1, 1966 and currently is the coordinator of health information at Golden LivingCenter - O’Neill in Nebraska. Read her story here. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted July 29, 2014

 

Data is overwhelming that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with increased longevity and improved quality of life.  However, this does not translate into the concept that taking vitamin supplements confers the same benefits as eating healthy foods. Al Barber discusses the pros and cons of adding vitamin supplements in this article.

Albert Barber | posted July 11, 2014

 

Theresa Willard doesn’t just come to work. She comes to work with a smile! As a CNA in the Golden LivingCenter - Independence in Independence, Missouri, Willard is known to go above and beyond every day. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted June 17, 2014

 

One of two Golden Living CNAs named a district finalist for CNA of the Year for the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA), Mellonie Russonno has served as a CNA since receiving her certification in high school in 1985 and currently serves in the Golden LivingCenter - Jefferson City. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted June 12, 2014

 

In celebration of our 50 Years of Service, we acknowledge the dedication of the longest tenured employees beginning this week with Jean Richert, the interim executive director at Golden Living Center - Golden Age in Tomahawk, Wis.

Golden LivingCenters | posted June 11, 2014

 

The U. S. Pharmacopeia Medication Errors Reporting Program states that approximately 50 percent of all medication errors involve insulin. Also, half of all insulin dosing errors are in patients 60 and older. This article talks about the most common errors. 

 

Albert Barber | posted June 02, 2014

 

As part of Golden Living’s celebration of 50 Years of Service, the company pays tribute to the 10 longest tenured employees who each have more than 45 years of service providing care to patients, residents and their families.

Golden LivingCenters | posted May 28, 2014

 

The Golden LivingCenter - Independence has a significant number of residents and rehabilitation patients who have served in one of the armed forces. And even though their military service may have ended, often these veteran residents and patients continue to volunteer and serve. Read their stories in this article.

Golden LivingCenters | posted May 23, 2014

 

 Providing long term care to our nation’s heroes has become a passion for Tonia Carroll, Executive Director for Golden LivingCenter - Independence. When asked about serving this population, Carroll offered some insights she has gleaned over the years in this article.

Golden LivingCenters | posted May 21, 2014

 

It has been 50 years since the first facility now associated with Golden Living -- GLC-Redding, Calif. -- and two other facilities were incorporated in 1964 and began a legacy of caring for patients and residents of its community. Read more about the Golden Living story in this article. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted May 11, 2014

 

Drug therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Dementia should be considered a last resort and not a permanent solution. This article talks about the different kinds of medications that should be used to treat specific symptoms.  

Albert Barber | posted May 07, 2014

 

When considering a treatment plan for Alzheimer’s Dementia, there are several ways to manage symptoms without rushing to medication. This article explores some different options to assist an Alzheimer's Dementia patient that are non-medication based.  

Albert Barber | posted May 02, 2014

 

The first of a three part series, Albert Barber takes a look at the major symptoms of Alzheimer's Dementia and the different categories of them. In the next articles, Barber will examine the non medication and medication treatments for Alzheimer's Dementia. 

Albert Barber | posted April 30, 2014

 

We are a nation at war with multiple enemies that threaten the health and well-being of our people.  Some of these enemies include worsening epidemics of obesity, diabetes and drug abuse.  While we typically do not think of being at “war” with obesity and diabetes, we have been waging the war on drugs for several decades.  

Albert Barber | posted April 15, 2014

 

 Thought to be a childhood phenomenon, sibling rivalry often resurfaces when the family is forced to come together again to help an aging parent. This article talks through some objective steps a family can take to help navigate this challenging experience while avoiding old rivalries and deep rooted sentiments. This can be a time to cherish with a loved one. Learn more. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted November 14, 2013

 

Actually keeping medications in the medicine cabinet or any storage in a bathroom is a bad idea due to the excessive heat and humidity that can degrade medications. A kitchen cabinet away from the stove and refrigerator is a much better place to store medications – both prescription and non-prescription.

Albert Barber | posted September 04, 2013

 

Are you already working toward a more consistently healthy diet? Like many challenges, beginning the process can be the hardest part. Are you wondering how you can still eat your favorite dishes and have them be nutritious and delicious at the same time?

Darin Leonardson | posted April 08, 2013