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Student discount available for Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop

Regular implementation of expressive arts in long term care settings can: Improve quality of life Increase resident engagement Decrease residents’ isolation, depression, unwanted behaviors, and falls Recognizing this, the Indiana State Department of Health is sponsoring Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshops around the state. ISDH has approved a special discounted rate of $60

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Using art to improve quality of life for older adults

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has received a $600,000 contract from the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate a project that will improve the quality of life of older adults living in long term care facilities through the use of the arts. The Expressive Arts in

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Using occupational therapy to help long-term care residents advocate for themselves

Dr. Julie Bednarski, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the January 2016 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Bednarski’s article, “An Elective Course Exploring Occupational Justice Through Occupational Storytelling and Story Making,” stemmed from her doctoral work at Chatham University. Bednarski created

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CAC’s partnership in long-term care project extended by Hartford Foundation grant

A new grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation will allow the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) to continue its role as a partner in the OPTIMISTIC project, a long-term nursing home resident care model. Since Fall 2012, CAC has worked with clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research

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CAC brings advanced infection prevention education to long term care workers

As part of an effort funded by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community delivered advanced infection prevention education to 125 long term care employees from across the state last week. The purpose of the Indiana Advanced Education for Long Term Care Professionals project is to

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