CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day
Advocacy

CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day

To care for residents requires both an energetic nature and a strong sense of purpose. Those are the same elements that make an effective advocate. As members gathered together last week at CALA’s 2017 Advocacy Day, the room was filled with the same purposeful and energized nature that our members bring to the service they provide for residents … Continue reading

National Healthcare Decision Week Begins April 16th
Events

National Healthcare Decision Week Begins April 16th

Here on the blog, on our website, in our magazine, and at conference sessions, CALA has long advocated for the importance of advance care planning among our members and the residents they serve. From tools such as the POLST form to resources provided by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, we have encouraged older adults and their … Continue reading

Improving Residents’ Lives, One Scholarship at a Time
Education

Improving Residents’ Lives, One Scholarship at a Time

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Of course, he wasn’t talking about CALA’s partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), but he could have been. For four years, USC has made a commitment to support CALA members in their ongoing pursuit of providing excellent care and service to California’s … Continue reading

Welcome, Neighbor: How One Group of Residents Crossed the Street and Built a Relationship
Community

Welcome, Neighbor: How One Group of Residents Crossed the Street and Built a Relationship

When the series of coordinated bombings went off in Paris in November of 2015, the world was shocked and horrified. But the image that resonated in the days following was that of hundreds of people standing in line to give blood to help the wounded. This image says something about our human capacity to care … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease
Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Association Releases 2017 Report Detailing Impact of Disease

It’s somewhat fitting that the Alzheimer’s Association has released their 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report yesterday, the day before International Women’s Day. After all, today is a day set aside to honor the social, economic, and cultural impact of women around the world and, as the Alzheimer’s Association’s report reveals, a majority of those who are … Continue reading