Free Nursing Home Training Book

The greatest need in nursing home ministry is for more people on the team. This book contains seven tried and true training sessions for field workers young and old. This will be available for free download Wednesday-Friday July 10-12 For free Training Manual click here

Playing Their Song-Part 2

For those of you who like me are trying your best to bring music into nursing home ministry here are a few practical suggestions that have helped in encouraging residents to sing. First, we need to remind ourselves that hearing and voice change over time. None of us still has the vocal range we had…

Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents

You may have already heard this story but and as a nursing home chaplain it touches my own heart . Ruby, whose mother is a nurse at the facility where she began her project, has given us all a wake up call about how needed and effective the simplest acts of kindness are for residents…

New Ideas in Memory Care

  In that I have served as a volunteer chaplain in long term care for many years I read with interest anything new that may be a help to the residents. I had read about this concept initially labeled as an Alzheimer’s village in Holland a couple of years ago. This facility in the UK…

Playing Their Song – Part 1

Originally posted on New Beginnings:
“One year we went on a cruise for our anniversary. After dinner one night we went down to listen to the band that was playing in the room below the dining room. In that moment as they started playing our special song, a feeling of completeness and peace just settled…