LOVE Is in the Air
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
Tips for Talking to Parents about Long Term Care
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
The Power of the Human Touch with an Alzheimer’s Patient
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
Dealing with Compassion Fatigue
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
Celebrating a Great Teacher in Amory
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
To Be or Not to Be: On Vitamins?
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
Golden Living Celebrates Heroes Who Continue to Serve
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
When Caring for Veterans, Honesty is the Best Policy
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
Golden Living Celebrates 50 Years of Service
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
Dementia Part II: Non-Prescription Symptom Management
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