By Jim Gross, Executive Director, Ecumen in Owatonna
Stevens Square Foundation of Minneapolis awarded Ecumen a $25,000 grant to expand the reach of the Ecumen Awakenings program during a ceremony at the foundation’s annual meeting October 11, 2013.
Care team members are a critical link in helping identify delirium, which is often confused for dementia.
Ecumen Trustee Olivia Mastry is speaking at Alzheimer Europe about Act on Alzheimer’s, which is a very cool Minnesota effort that fosters collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s...
Here are 10 characteristics we look for when hiring an outstanding Alzheimer's care professional at Ecumen - what would you add to this list?
Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation on Ecumen Awakenings at the recent Nebraska Nursing Facility Association and Nebraska Assisted Living Association Fall Convention.
We’re very pleased that Dr. Tracy Tomac, who was one of the early collaborators in the development of the Ecumen Awakenings ™ program, is going to continue to partner with us as consulting psychiatrist for Ecumen Awakenings as it moves into its fourth year.
We have experienced through Ecumen Awakenings how collaboration between long-term care professionals and physicians can have a dramatic impact on reducing antipsychotic medications in dementia care and improve lives.
Ecumen Director of Quality Improvement Shelley Matthes discusses going beyond drugs to calm 'behaviors' of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.