A Day for Remembering…

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. What we have discovered through our many resident veterans is that if you delve into the process of remembering, it becomes an experience of joy and connection. Recently Jim Triesler, who oversees Education and Programs Outreach at […]

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The Benefits of Generosity

Inspire Generosity! That’s the vision statement of Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Without the generosity of our donors, residents of Westminster Canterbury Richmond would not have the benefit of the outstanding programs offered here. But our residents aren’t the only ones who benefit. In the past decade, study after study has shown that beyond the obvious impact a […]

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Celebrating our Excellent Nurses

Every year from May 6 to May 12, our nation celebrates National Nurses Week for the birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. During this week Westminster Canterbury Richmond not only celebrates with all our caregiving staff, we also honor our staff with two awards. The Clinical Excellence Award is given to […]

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Dealing with Late-Stage Dementia

When a loved one is in late-stage dementia, communication becomes more challenging, but also more important.  Often, people have word-finding difficulty or may speak nonsensically.  This may throw you off at first, but keep trying to establish a connection.  In the late stages, they may not be able to speak at all.  With patience, you […]

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