The Daily Editors' Blog

CVS purchase of Omnicare to bring severe teeth gnashing

CVS purchase of Omnicare to bring severe teeth gnashing

It's an odd thing to see the king of the jungle become the hunted instead of the hunter. But now that the smoke has started to clear from last week's announcement that pharmacy giant CVS will be buying Omnicare, the future is coming into better focus.

Debate over engaging seniors' brains

Debate over engaging seniors' brains

New research indicates too much time playing video games may reduce our memory skills.

Where's your next lawsuit coming from?

Where's your next lawsuit coming from?

If a recent survey of about 800 corporate attorneys is to be believed, there's no shortage of things to lose sleep over.

Having standards isn't enough

Having standards isn't enough

There's a country music song that popularly declares, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Well, I'm here to tell you, having standards isn't the answer.

The Real Nurse Jackie

10 things a boss shouldn't say

10 things a boss shouldn't say

I recently read an article that discussed the Top 10 sentences a manager or boss should never let past their lips. You should think, "Run for the hills!" if they say any of these things. And yet they do. Here's my Real Nurse Jackie take on them.

Leave the cape at home to become a caregiving hero

Leave the cape at home to become a caregiving hero

OK, let's face it. We all have an inner superhero in us or we wouldn't be in the business of serving. But sometimes we need to leave that cape at home.

Guest blogs

Compliance: A game of follow the leader

Compliance: A game of follow the leader

Do you remember playing follow the leader as a kid? You just followed the person in front of you and did exactly the same thing. And you did your best. Compliance today is a bit like playing follow the leader.

Talking about and speaking up for nurses

Talking about and speaking up for nurses

"Let's make the veiller!" This popular Cajun phrase means, "Let's spend the evening talking with friends." And that's exactly what we did at the 2015 American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination Annual Conference in New Orleans earlier this month.

Things I Think

Toss me overboard

Toss me overboard

Last time we talked, it was peppers and hooch. Now it's liquor and prostitutes. As a long-term care professional, I imagine you're wondering what you've done wrong to encourage this trending moral free-fall in your facilities. But let me put your mind at ease. It's not you. It's me.

Peppers and hooch

Peppers and hooch

You are correct. "Peppers and Hooch" does sound like a bad buddy cop show from the '80s. But in the world of Nebraskan long-term care, the lethal combination could be threatening the whole profession.

The World According to Dr. El

Psychologists open up about LTC sex and dementia

Psychologists open up about LTC sex and dementia

A recent high-profile court case in Iowa highlighted the challenges that arise when considering capacity, sexual activity and the senior living environment. Long-term care psychologists met recently to sort the issues.

The many riches of senior living conferences

The many riches of senior living conferences

I've been fortunate enough to attend several senior living conventions recently and my enthusiasm for the experience has yet to diminish. You would feel the same way, and here's why.