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Q & A – The Role of a Health Center Social Worker

Providing Compassion, Connection, and Support The presence of a social worker in health center is essential to the exemplary care of residents and patients. Lora Cochrane, MSW, is the social worker at Woodcrest at Blakeford. Lora took some time to respond to a few questions about her role and its importance to residents and their …READ MORE

The Impact of Music on Memories and the Brain

Recently, Blakeford at Green Hills became a certified Music & Memory community. We’re excited to be a part of an organization that connects music with residents in such a powerful way. Music & Memory is a truly unique addition to our music offerings at Blakeford which, since our opening in 1996, have included concerts, sing-alongs, …READ MORE

4 Things to Do When Your Parents are Resisting Help

“Doctor, my mom needs help, but she won’t accept it and she won’t listen.” Sound familiar? It’s a complaint I hear all the time from families worried about older parents and aging relatives. And it’s a very real issue that we must address. For better health and wellbeing in older adults, it’s not enough to …READ MORE

Are You on the “My Kids will Take Care of Me” Plan?

A recent article published by Forbes addressed the topic of who will be there to take care of childless Boomers. Yes, it is a concern with that group, but it’s also something that couples with children should think about very carefully. Pew Research states that 47% of 49-59 year old adults are “sandwiched” between caring …READ MORE

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