Using Color With Intention

Using Color With Intention

The psychological effects of color play an important role when architects and designers work in the design or decoration of interiors, especially in facilities or spaces for health and emotional care, and elderly communities.We all know that color exerts a great influence on our perception of the world and, therefore, our emotions. Color is originated […]

Nourishing Mind, Body, Spirit

Nourishing Mind, Body, Spirit

Happy National Assisted Living Week! Sept 13-19 2015 is celebrated by communities across the country.  This year’s theme is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, and Spirit“.   Assisted Living staff members and caregivers diligently work to ensure the lives of the Elders they support are nourished (mind, body, spirit) everyday.  And even probably more importantly the Elders […]

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Essentially Smelly You’ve likely been invited to a few of those “essential oils” parties recently. They’re all the rage in my area it seems.  People have jumped on this essential oil band wagon like it’s a new thing. Hate to burst anyone’s bubble – but it’s not. Essential oils are the basis for Aromatherapy and that’s […]

Elder Care for Mom/Dad

Elder Care for Mom/Dad

 People get Old… Most of us have loved ones…. many of us will be or have faced (if we are lucky) their aging.  Have you had the conversation “What if?” or “What then?”   It’s TOUGH!  The what, where, when and how not to mention the emotional side of it all is a challenge, to say […]

Changes in Memory…..

Changes in Memory…..

I recently saw an advertisement for a white paper from one of the prestigious medical journals titled: :”The Secrets of Super Agers: Why Do Some Brains Seem to Defy Dementia”.  It opens with a line about being over 40 and if you haven’t noticed a change in alertness or memory – you soon will. That […]

Reflections…

Reflections…

Reflections from staff at MasterCare…….. A nice story from TR in our Marketing Department….. So, a couple of weekends ago, I stopped into our local, small-town grocery store to pick up a few items-right before they closed at noon on a Sunday. As I was getting to the register, I was greeted with the biggest, […]