National Healthcare Decisions Day is recognized on April 16th every year. Why? It was started by The Conversation Project to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. This is an annual reminder for YOU – about the importance of talking with your loved ones now regarding…

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The month of March marks the celebration of Social Worker’s Month, and to many people the term “social work” is a broad idea. Medical social workers are a critical component of any health care organization. Social workers collaborate with patients, families and other members of healthcare teams to support the mental and physical health of…

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What We Learned about Dementia During the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted older adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other cases of dementia. Studies have shown that aside from old age, people with dementia are at higher risk of having severe side effects from COVID-19. Moreover, the public health guidelines (lockdowns, face…

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Loretto’s “Shot of Hope” campaign to vaccinate residents and staff has been a big success, with over 85% of residents almost half of all Loretto staff members across our facilities receiving the Pfizer vaccine during our first round of clinics held just weeks after the vaccine was approved. The safety our of residents, employees and…

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Have you ever heard the phrase, new year, new you? It seems to pop up every year in January. We want to share a few ways for you to help achieve that goal of new year, new you and pave the path to a bright future! In this new year, seniors have been some of…

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