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About Diane Lansing

Diane Lansing, RN, enjoys working part-time as a corporate wellness nurse. She has over 25 years of experience in geriatric nursing, and her passion is working with residents of memory care units. She loves volunteering at nursing homes and blogs about her experiences at NursingHomeVolunteer.com.
Latest Posts | By Diane Lansing
6 Solutions to a Common, Yet Embarrassing Problem
1 week ago

6 Solutions to a Common, Yet Embarrassing Problem

We joke about it. Sometimes we’re embarrassed by it. But we all do it, so we might as well talk about it.

I’m referring to something that goes by a variety of names: gas, flatus, wind, farts. You all know what I mean! Read More

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
2 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

4 Ways to Communicate Effectively with the Nursing Home
3 months ago

4 Ways to Communicate Effectively with the Nursing Home

I suspect nearly all of you have friends or relatives living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

We all know that society tends to hold negative perceptions about nursing homes. They’re sometimes seen as places we should avoid and mistrust. Sadly, in some instances, they deserve this reputation. Read More

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
5 months ago

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too? Read More

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age
6 months ago

6 Ways to Protect Your Precious Eyes as You Age

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.” Our eyes and the vision that comes with them are a precious gift. We want to enjoy that gift for as many years as possible. Read More

Even Caregivers Need Help! Here’s How to Care for the Caregiver Next Door
7 months ago

Even Caregivers Need Help! Here’s How to Care for the Caregiver Next Door

I must begin this article with a confession. There was a time when a middle-aged couple lived kitty-corner across the street from our house. We didn’t know them well. Our interaction was limited to a wave when we saw each other across the street. Read More

7 Ways to Take Care of Your Feet After 60 
7 months ago

7 Ways to Take Care of Your Feet After 60 

Did you know that by the time we reach age 50 the average person has taken enough steps to equal walking around the entire world three times? Read More

5 Ways to Raise More Compassionate Grandchildren
9 months ago

5 Ways to Raise More Compassionate Grandchildren

By  •  Family

We all hope to see our grandchildren grow up to be happy, healthy, productive and compassionate adults. The part about compassion becomes a huge challenge in today’s world where media frequently spews out negativity and prods us to criticise others. Read More

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