Residents of long-term care facilities expect clean towels and bedding, but likely don't wonder about what goes on behind the scenes — and they shouldn't have to.
Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers
It's Nurses Day — a day we celebrate all it means to be a nurse. This day gets me into deep thinking. Particularly about the core of a nurse and how sometimes — even if we don't want it to be — the environment we work in changes us. Let me try and explain.
Carex Health Brands®, has introduced two new bath mats designed to keep seniors from slipping in the bathtub.
The estate of a woman who died in an Emeritus Corp. senior living community may pursue wrongful death and medical malpractice claims without providing expert testimony, U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster has ruled.
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.
The product converts an existing tub into a permanent walk-in shower, providing seniors with easier and safer shower access.
It's one of the hardest tasks for caregivers, but bathing does not have to be a chore if you focus on residents' needs
Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, President, Wound Care Education Institute