Social Preferences

Nursing homes are filled with people, yet residents often experience a depth of loneliness that affects their physical and mental health. Research reveals low rates of social interaction among nursing […]

Social Preferences

As You Wish Program

We have learned about exciting ways that providers bring joy to residents by honoring their preferences. This guide highlights the As You Wish Program, developed by Terry Young, Director of […]

As You Wish Program

Holiday Gift Giving

We all know the flow of good feeling that comes with gift-giving – and this impulse doesn’t change with age. Just ask the nursing home residents and home health care […]

Holiday Gift Giving

Honoring Preferences During Quarantine

While restricting interactions among individuals can prevent the spread of illness, quarantines are difficult for residents, staff, and family. This tip sheet provides some ideas for ways to honor resident […]

Honoring Preferences During Quarantine