Category "Resources"

Choking Risks in Group Homes

Choking Risks in Group Homes

On the Fourth of July 2014, a man choked to death during a hot dog eating contest. The headline seems funny at first, but the  is not funny for the family and friends of the man who died. Even group [...]

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Limited Funds for Group Homes

Limited Funds for Group Homes

January brought many changes to funding and the reality is hitting some group homes and their residents hard.  Staff is being effected as they do their best to make the most of what they have so that group home residents [...]

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Lemons and Winter

Lemons and Winter

One way to bring a little sunshine to a group home  during these cold days is to get buy some lemons.  Lemons and summer seem to go hand in hand but lemons have their place in the winter, too.  Even [...]

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No Valentines and No One Special

No Valentines and No One Special

For homemade Valentine's Day decorations and ideas for celebrating you can read last year's post Valentine's Day in a Group Home. The residents in our homes may or may not realize that it is Valentine's Day, depending on their functioning level.  [...]

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Halloween in a Group Home

Halloween in a Group Home

One of my favorite Halloween traditions is to hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with cooked stew for dinner. I often put it in the oven for a little while to get the skin dark. It is the simple [...]

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