National Doctors’ Day

March 2, 2018 — National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990. Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

March 2, 2018 — In recent years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin, Ireland have extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick’s Festival, encompassing a spectacular fireworks display, open-air music, street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people annually attend. As a part of the celebration, many attendees wear shamrocks on their lapels or caps... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

March 2, 2018 — Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 11-17, 2018! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

Women’s History Month

March 2, 2018 — March is Women’s History Month, which began as International Women’s Day and then Women’s History Week. Women’s History Week was first celebrated in 1978 in Sonoma County, California, which was designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as... Read More

Fun Facts: Academy Awards

March 2, 2018 — The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious and popular film awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science or AMPAS situated in Beverly Hills, California started it in May 1929. In 1941 the current confidential envelope system was implemented, leading to the phrase “the envelope please” becoming famous. The... Read More

February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day

January 26, 2018 — What could you do today that would make someone else’s day? What could you change in yourself that would ultimately enrich the world around you? Remember the greatest gift that you can give anyone is your time. Gifts can be brought, money can be earned, but your time can never be replaced. Here are a... Read More

Top FIVE Superbowl Snack Foods

January 26, 2018 — Even if you don’t really follow football closely, almost everyone celebrates the Superbowl. There is fun for everyone, new and funny commercials, over the top pre-game and half time shows, and an excuse to have a party! Most would agree that the Superbowl is all about food, friends and fun. Chicken Wings – Wings are... Read More

Tips for Better Heart Health

January 26, 2018 — Along with Valentine’s Day, we celebrate American Heart Month during February. How can you help your heart stay healthier longer? Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can aid weight management. Go bananas. Too much sodium and too little potassium is a recipe for high blood... Read More

Black History Month

January 26, 2018 — Each February we celebrate Black History Month, a time for recognizing and honoring the role of African Americans in U.S. history. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State University in February 1970. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. He... Read More