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National Nurses Week is held every year beginning on May 6, with National RN Recognition Day and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who founded nursing as a modern profession. Growing from 11,892 nurses in 1900 to more than 3.4 million, they deserve special recognition for their dedication during this Nurses Week.

Carol Harber | posted May 09, 2016


We share many holidays and life celebrations with our LivingCenter residents, but Valentine's Day is especially sweet for us because we have the joy and privilege of caring for many resident couples. This Valentine’s Day we feature eight GLC couples who share their stories of devotion, happenstance and ageless love. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted February 12, 2016


We would like to recognize all of our Certified Nursing Assistants for their dedication and hard work every day. Here are a few CNAs recognized by their peers for the wonderful work they do. Read their stories in this article. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted June 11, 2015


In recognition of National Nurses Week, we say thank you to some of the most instrumental people at Golden Living and want to share several of our nurses’ stories as they embody "A Work of Heart."

Golden LivingCenters | posted May 06, 2015


This year, Golden Living celebrates the love shared in our LivingCenters across the country. Many couples continue their journey together in one of our LivingCenters, and some couples meet and fall in love after they become a resident. Here are a few of their stories…

Golden LivingCenters | posted February 10, 2015


To celebrate Activity Professionals Week, we asked the activity professionals at our Golden LivingCenters to give us their list of the most popular activities the residents and patients enjoy. Here is a brief recap of their contributions. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted January 19, 2015


If you have a loved one under hospice care this season, helping them celebrate their “last” holiday can be even more momentous and memorable if you choose to make it so. This article offers some helpful tips to do just that. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted December 09, 2014


Parents want to be larger than life and in control – even when their bodies start to betray them. It’s human nature, and rarely does one want to admit they need help caring for themselves.  But it happens to us all… eventually. Here are some tips to broaching and continuing that tough conversation with mom and dad. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted November 15, 2014


Al Garner began working as a maintenance specialist at the Golden LivingCenter in Valparaiso, Ind. when it was a county-run home in 1968 and then became a private facility. 

Golden LivingCenters | posted October 20, 2014


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