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Music therapy: Putting life’s pieces back together

Megan Godfrey, music therapist for the Good Samaritan Society, says music therapy is the use of music for a goal that is non-musical. She describes how her work helps people improve the quality of her clients' lives, despite health or age-related challenges.

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Whirlpool and Air Spa

  Bacteria and other harmful pathogens pose a serious risk to those being bathed in a health care setting.  These pathogens can come from the surfaces of improperly cleaned and disinfected bathing equipment or “cross-contamination,” and from the residents themselves,...

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Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts help lower costs

  Low-tech treatments and prevention efforts for pressure ulcers — such as pressure-reduction foam mattresses and foam cleansers — could lower costs for long-term care facilities, a Canadian study has found. “Something relatively easy” that will have “a relatively...

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Bathing Area Conditions that Affect Infection Control

  The bathing room itself impacts the infection control issues with air spa bathing systems.  These conditions affect the very air quality and can debunk some air spa manufacturer’s claims that their air spas circulate “clean, dry air” through their air lines.  ...

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UTI Reductions through Bathing

  What if your bathing system could actually help reduce the infection rates among your resident population?  What sort of impact would that have on your residents, staff, census and bottom line?  When you analyze the numbers, you may be surprised. For over fifteen...

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UV Light Blasts ‘Bad Bugs’

  A portable device that emits UV-C light destroyed vancomycin-resistant enterococci, Acinetobacter, and Clostridium difficile from rooms where patients infected with those bacteria had been housed, results from a small study demonstrated. “There is...

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Minnesota Veterans Adult Day Care Center

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs offers a unique program, with the goal to keep veterans in their own homes. View the video above of a November 2013 broadcast on KSTP 5 Eyewitness News to learn more about the Minnesota Veterans Adult Day Center, where a...

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An Impactful “Dementia Experience”

  At the 2014 National LeadingAge Convention, attendees could participate in a “Virtual Dementia Tour®” provided by Second Wind Dreams®, where one could experience, to a certain extent, the challenges people with dementia face in their daily lives.  A...

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ABC Nightline Video: Virtual Dementia Tour

The Virtual Dementia Tour was featured on ABCs Nightline in July 2010. View the Nightline video above to watch Primetime's Cynthia McFadden participate in the tour, along with Blane Wilson, whose mother Lawanda is fighting an ongoing battle with Alzheimer's. After the...

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