Defining our Dementia Care
Over the next several months, Olive Branch will begin to define how we care for our residents with dementia. Processes and systems will be put into place using evidenced based procedures and best practices to accomplish the following goals:
The above goals will be achieved by:
Nursing has already began laying the foundation by changing all residents plan of care to have services scheduled at specific times that meet the needs of each individual preferences. Cognitive testing is under way and interventions are being added to help manage behaviors without medication.
Great care happens daily at Olive Branch. We have an amazing team of dedicated direct care staff. We are excited to raise our standard of excellence even higher to a whole new level!
Heidi Lohre RN
Researchers are finding new ways to use music as part of the treatment of dementia. We will explore this in detail next month. Evidence suggests that an MP3 player loaded with favorite music and a set of comfortable headphones (the size of ear muffs) can make a big impact to memory, stimulation, emotional well-being and engagement. Here are some suggestions:
MP3 player or iPod nano (does not need to be expensive)
Music from the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s depending on what era they enjoyed most!
Sing along type songs (Let me call you sweetheart, You are my sunshine, etc.)
Traditional church hymns
Big band/ Polka music.
Heidi Lohre RN
Fall is officially here and that means holiday season is just right around the corner.
This year we will be hosting a Thanksgiving lunch here at OBE which will begin at 12:00 Noon.
Please RSVP with our activities director, Dana at 952-448-4800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before the November 16th deadline if you plan on attending. I hope to see you there!
Wayne Troyer – 11-1
Novel Writing Month
Inspirational Role Models Month
Love Your Red Hair Day November 5
World Kindness Day November 13
Thanksgiving Day: U.S. November 22
Cider Monday November 26
Getting Ready for Halloween!
As the warm weather turns to cold, the activities will change. This winter I am looking at more baking, a field trip to the Minnesota Arboretum, crafts and games to keep us warm and busy.