Evoking Memories and Joy with Music in Dementia Patients

Jul 01, 2019
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Musical memories can be preserved in Alzheimer's disease because key brain...

Be a Volunteer Guardian for an Individual with DD!

May 28, 2019
The Volunteer Guardian Program provides many opportunities to serve individual with Developmental Disabilities (DD).  I sat down with Liz Wynn, an active volunteer, who is the Day Hab Coordinator for Share and Kare, Inc., whose mission is...

Long-Term Care Ombudsman- A Resource for You!

Apr 26, 2019
In our March blog, we discussed the Nursing Home Residents' Bill of Rights which are codified in the Ohio Revised Code.  But what do you do when you feel like the nursing home is in violation of these resident rights or not meeting your...

100th Birthday Celebration

Apr 15, 2019
Our ward, Flo, had a 100th birthday this month!  Her guardian, Char Brumbaugh made sure Flo had an extra special day!  According to Char, “She seemed to have a wonderful time at the Olive Garden and quite a surprise upon our return with...

Nursing Home Bill of Rights

Mar 27, 2019
Any person requiring nursing home care should be able to enter any nursing home and receive appropriate care, be treated with courtesy and enjoy continued civil and legal rights. As Volunteer Guardians, we are advocates for our wards in...

Maybe There’s No I in Team, But There is an M and an E.

Feb 25, 2019
Each volunteer makes up an integral part of the Volunteer Guardian Program team. Our volunteers are diverse, bringing their own unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives to the program.  They also bring a recognition that it takes...