CALA Members at the Forefront of Tracking and Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Residents with Dementia
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CALA Members at the Forefront of Tracking and Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Residents with Dementia

CALA is pleased to announce the launch of the Toolkit for Reducing Antipsychotic Use, a new resource exclusively for members to track usage of antipsychotic medications among residents living with dementia and implement non-pharmacological interventions to address their needs. The use of antipsychotic medications as a way to manage behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia … Continue reading

Promote Heart Health This Friday and All Month Long
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Promote Heart Health This Friday and All Month Long

Valentine’s Day has become known as the day for celebrating romantic love. But the heart became associated with romantic love only recently, historically speaking. According to this video from Mental Floss, ancient cultures in Egypt, Greece, and Mexico actually thought of the heart as the source of life. This Friday, and all month long, people across the … Continue reading

Get Vaccinated During National Influenza Vaccination Week
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Get Vaccinated During National Influenza Vaccination Week

Sure, it’s sometimes inconvenient, or even unpleasant, to get a flu shot. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you can infect loved ones with the flu before you even start exhibiting symptoms. If you’re visiting family and friends this holiday, especially those in high-risk groups such as adults over 65, … Continue reading

Aspire 2016: A Matter of Balance at Carlton of San Leandro
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Aspire 2016: A Matter of Balance at Carlton of San Leandro

CALA’s 2016 theme, Aspire, challenges our members and supporters to look forward to the future we are creating for our residents, explore new ways of delivering quality care, and celebrate what has always made us great. Today, we’re bringing you the story of Carlton of San Leandro bringing the fall prevention program A Matter of … Continue reading

Get Moving! It’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day
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Get Moving! It’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day

  Get your sneakers laced, your muscles warmed up, and get ready to move…today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day! Now in its 23rd year, this event is a chance to promote the ways in which wellness and health are encouraged among older adults in your community. According to a press release, “an estimated 100,000 older … Continue reading