It is likely the best-known road in North America. It’s been written about, sung about, and filmed. It’s been cemented as the road to opportunity. If you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about Route 66, the famous 2,448 mile highway that runs from Chicago IL to Los Angeles, CA.
Ah, the road trip. Growing up, we had a woodie station wagon very similar to the one in the photo above. It was a Mercury Grand Marquis and it was a tank. A boat. Ours didn’t have a rear-facing seat like this one, so we used to bring sleeping bags and pillows and set up camp back there.
Until recently, when a long-term care resident’s health took a turn for the worse, they were sent to hospital, where they would be cared for on the appropriate unit, possibly on the palliative or supportive care unit. Regardless of the unit, the patient received palliative care from hospital staff who were trained in providing palliative care.
We are gearing up for the March webinar already, and this month’s presenter comes to you from the U.K. Grace Meadows will be speaking about Music for Dementia 2020, and the campaign to use music to bring about change in dementia care.
Grace is a music therapist and a director with Music for Dementia 2020, The Utley Foundation in London, U.K. She is leading the campaign to make music available for people living with dementia.
It’s hard to believe that I am writing about the first webinar of 2020 already. Wasn’t it only a few years ago we were worried about Y2K? I hope you’ve enjoyed (maybe even are still enjoying!) a wonderful holiday season, and have had time for some rest and relaxation.
It’s hard to believe that our last webinar of 2019 takes place next week. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Sarah Metcalfe will present on Playlist for Life. Playlist for Life is a charity in the U.K. that believes that everyone with dementia should have a unique, personal playlist, and that everyone who loves or cares for them should know how to use it.
This is the second in a series introducing readers to the staff at Room 217 Foundation. This week’s blog is written by Deb Bartlett, resource lead at Room217.