Community Health Workers Value Recognized During COVID-19 

Community Health Workers Value Recognized During COVID-19 

A positive recommendation has value, especially when coming from a credible source in the community. Community health workers (CHWs) can be relied on to guide those struggling to manage a healthcare issue to helpful services and support.    “Community health workers...

Burket Named to National Coronavirus Commission

Burket Named to National Coronavirus Commission

A rural South Dakota healthcare leader was chosen to contribute valuable insights as a member of the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.  Mark Burket, chief executive officer for Platte Health Center Avera, was chosen from among 800...

Webinar Invite: De-Prescribing in the Elderly [July 8, 2020]

Webinar Invite: De-Prescribing in the Elderly [July 8, 2020]

Did you know? According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the LOWN Institute; every day, 750 individuals [65+) in the United States are hospitalized due to serious side effects from one or more medications. Over the last decade, older people sought...

Caregivers Play Key Role Through Stages of Alzheimer’s 

Caregivers Play Key Role Through Stages of Alzheimer’s 

The number of Americans over 65 years living with Alzheimer's could jump from five million to 15 million by 2050, according to the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures. The rising trend fuels advocates across the country to promote Alzheimer’s and Brain...

Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium [June 24, 2020]

Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community Symposium [June 24, 2020]

  Dakota Geriatrics (University of North Dakota GWEP) is organizing their first annual ADRD symposium titled “Dementia Friendly Healthcare and Community”. June 24, 2020 - A day-long opportunity where regional faculty experts update participants on dementia...

Preserving Independent Living: Connecting Healthy Body and Mind 

Preserving Independent Living: Connecting Healthy Body and Mind 

Medication bottles next to the coffee maker or scheduling exercise in the calendar are helpful reminders for managing health conditions and lifestyle behaviors. People of every age rely on reminders, timers, schedules or health apps to keep them on track. Cognitive...