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What is a Sensory Room?

Recently, the Pittsburgh International Airport opened a suite of “sensory rooms” for autistic travelers, the latest in six international airports to do so. While sensory rooms have been in use since the 1970s, the addition of these rooms...

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Mental Health and Gen Z

Generation Z, the latest generation to come of age in America, has been determined by the American Psychological Association to be experiencing the worst mental health of any generation previous. But that does not tell the entire story of this age...

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Flatrock Recognizes Its Staff for National Caregivers Day

February 19 is National Caregivers Day, when we recognize those individuals who care for those who need it the most.   At Flatrock, we see firsthand the hard work and heart our caregivers put into their care for our residents. We have staff...

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We cannot assume with autism

Sometimes it’s easiest to assume that what we see and hear (or don’t see and hear) about a person is all there is.   That is the experience for many who struggle with autism. Autism is a complicated development disorder that...

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Flatrock development manager says job leaves him ‘spiritually fulfilled’

As the famous saying goes, “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.”   Charles Zimmer, who works as development manager at Flatrock, is a living example of that saying.   “I love working for...

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Virtual Mental Health Help is Available

The coronavirus pandemic health crisis is not just physical, but mental as well.  For those struggling with depression, anxiety or other mental health or substance abuse issues, the coronavirus pandemic has provided additional trials. For many...

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What Makes a Home?

A house or apartment may be a home, but a home is not just a physical structure. Yes, we need shelter from the elements. But a “home” also means comfort and a soft place to fall, which is what we offer to our care home residents at...

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How to Beat Holiday Stress

The holiday season has been successfully marketed as a time of joy, harmony and abundance.   But it is also a time of great stress for many. The coronavirus pandemic has added another layer of stress, as many people are coping with financial...

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Best Practices to Keep Safe From COVID-19

The amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Michigan is increasing at an exponential pace, up 590 percent since October. Experts predict this winter to be crucial in containing this virus until a safe vaccine is ready and available.   We at...

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Flatrock Brings Autumn Activities to Residents

Autumn, Michigan’s most fleeting and beautiful season — is also traditionally one of the busiest for Flatrock with the many seasonal activities our residents look forward to every year.   This year’s pandemic posed challenges....

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