5 Ways Technology is Improving Post-Acute Care, by Melissa Powell
The Allure Group has always strived to be on the cutting edge of technology, and The Allure Group COO Melissa Powell writes in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News that it is critical for a post-acute facility to consider many factors when implementing tech.
Among them, she adds, are clinical effectiveness, adaptability for staff and whether it can be easily understood by a resident’s family.
She went on to note the many ways in which Allure has integrated tech into its care, including EarlySense, a contact-free patient monitoring system, robotics, telehealth and electronic medical records. Click here to read the full article!
Healthy Heart Month at Allure
February was Healthy Heart Month, and to mark the occasion The Allure Group offered free blood-pressure screening for all residents, at each of the six centers in The Allure Group network. In addition there was a cooking demonstration on Feb. 20 at the Hamilton Park Center in Brooklyn, and a CEU seminar and spa event at the Crown Heights Center on Feb. 28 to promote healthy hearts!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, killing some 610,000 people every year. Some 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year.
We’re Hiring – Director of Nursing Services
The Allure Group is seeking a Director of Nursing Services. Interested parties should contact ToniAnn Franco at Tfranco@allurecare.com, and if you know if anyone that would be a great fit, please pass along the word that we’re looking!
King David Center Employee of the month
A huge congratulations to our King David Center Employee of the Month, Max Kenigsberg! Thanks for all that you do for The Allure Group!
Harlem Center Celebrates Black History Month With Music Program
Did you know that, according to Johns Hopkins, music can be considered medicine for your mind? There are many health benefits associated with music, from improved memory to stress relief, motivation, and even decreased pain from chronic illness. It may come as a surprise to you that something as simple as listening to music can so dramatically improve your quality-of-life.
Harlem Center celebrated Black History Month with a program through music with Mr. William Spaulding. Our residents had a fun filled afternoon singing and dancing together and we are very thankful to everyone who came and participated, thanks to you all!
Chinese new year celebrations
Chinese New Year this year, The Year of the Pig, officially begun this year on February 5th, 2019, and ended on February 19th.
The Pig is the twelfth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept.
We spent time celebrating across multiple centers and want to thank everyone who helped out and attended our celebrations! Below are some fun photos from the celebration at our Bedford Center:
Valentine’s Day Celebrations
We celebrated Valentine’s Day across our centers this month with musical guests, festive decorations, and fun parties for our residents who spent time decorating cookies and enjoying the performances.
President’s Day entertainment
We had a musical guest come to Bedford Center on President’s Day who spent some time serenading our residents with some lovely tunes. Thanks so much for everyone who came and enjoyed the festivities with us.
Harlem Center Painting Program
Our Harlem Center held a painting program this month for our residents with a group of volunteers from Art 4 New York. Our residents had a great time painting and embracing their creativity!
Blog Post: Winter Safety Tips For Seniors
The winter months pose various challenges for seniors, presented not only by ice and illness, but the possibility of isolation — even in a bustling eldercare facility, like one of the six in the Allure network.
So what is a senior to do? Click to read our blog post!