Amy Novotney

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Profile: Mastering by example

Profile: Mastering by example

Everything Mary Leary needed to know about tenacity and resilience, she learned at home. Her father lived a full life despite injuries from World War II that left him fully disabled and forced him to relearn how to walk and talk.

Inspiring motivation

Inspiring motivation

Cultivating motivation in the rehab therapy setting comes down to pushing the right buttons at the right time — and knowing when to stop pushing.

A better approach

A better approach

Catheter-associated problems account for nearly a third of all infections reported at nursing homes. Simple precautions can dramatically reduce this challenge

Flex bathing for all

Flex bathing for all

Most long-term care nursing assistants would agree that giving residents baths or showers is one of the most difficult aspects of caregiving. It also can be tough on residents, particularly those with dementia — who may become combative during the bathing process — as well as those who are obese, inflexible or fragile, who might find the whole experience exhausting.

Resident Safety First in Senior Furnishings

Resident Safety First in Senior Furnishings

Comfort, durability and safety are top priorities when it comes to choosing the furnishings for your long-term care facility. Resident feedback is also crucial.

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