Being the VOICE

Being the VOICE

Nope, not a singing competition.  I’d say it’s a bit more important than that. “Be The Voice” is the slogan for the Leading Age organization this year. What does that mean exactly?  Well for  many we’ve heard from, it can mean being the mouthpiece for those in care communities who can’t (or don’t have the […]

How do you measure up?

How do you measure up?

Time to up your game Elders are becoming choosy — or we’re finally listening is perhaps a better description.  They – and more importantly their kids (baby boomers) know what they want!  What care communities are they choosing? What do communities and their staff offer that the community down the road or in the next […]

Cleaning is a breeze – now with a Sporicide

Cleaning is a breeze – now with a Sporicide

Read about it!  MasterCare now offering a product effective against C-DIFF!  As we approach cold and flu season (honestly, around my house – nearly every season is fair game!) many people and especially elder care communities up their defenses against “bugs” that can make elders, patients, staff,  and themselves – sick! According to WebMD, as […]

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 […]

Transforming the Present Focus

Transforming the Present Focus

This post originally appeared in our blog in late July, it’s been tweaked to add info and a link to a recent, well written article in McKnight’s. #Transformation You may notice MasterCare writing in our blogs and posting in social media ALOT about #Transformation. We feel it describes fairly accurately where the Elder Care industry is […]

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 […]

New and Updated!

New and Updated!

Did ya notice?! MasterCare recently updated and revamped our website. It needed a fresh new look – and we think we got it — what do you think? We’re really committed to making this a great experience for our customers and potential customers.  Certainly we want to visit with you in person and on the […]

The Latest Bathing Trends

The Latest Bathing Trends

Dining is related to Bathing?? I recently saw an article regarding the The Latest Dining Trends in Senior Living.  Food is an important – even essential part of life and there aren’t too many that will argue with the statement that providers need to up their game to keep residents and elders in their communities. […]

Every little bit helps

Every little bit helps

Little blue planet… Conserving resources, being a steward of the land, leaving the earth better than we found it… . We’ve all heard the conservationist’s cries.  Many of us are doing our part without a lot of publicizing or fan fare. Doing and being those things doesn’t have to be a large effort nor done by […]

ZZZZZZ…….

ZZZZZZ…….

    Catching those zzzz Sleep, sleep, sleep – who doesn’t love it? And we all need it! This recent article by Lindsay Kolowich reminds us of the science behind it.  Research indicates elders typically take longer to fall asleep and do wake more during the night — top that off with some elders in some care communities […]