The Benefits of Whirlpool Bathing

It is well-known that water is centric to all forms of bathing. Not only is water essential for effective hygiene, but it is also therapeutic when experienced in a whirlpool bath (a form of hydrotherapy). When immersed in water, weight on skeletal joints and related...

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...

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 large...

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 growing evidence...

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 group of Apollo...