The Daily Editors' Blog

Infections connected to Alzheimer's disease

Infections connected to Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease and a long-term care magazine is analogous to nursing home administrators and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: No matter what you do, you're not breaking them apart.

Keep the village — he recommends a system

Keep the village — he recommends a system

If the figures represented a stock chart, David Gifford would be not only a happy man but also a very rich one. The numbers and performance both show upswings. But they don't reflect a stock's rising value.

Yes, you do need to prepare for transgender residents

Yes, you do need to prepare for transgender residents

I was a Girl Scout growing up, and despite our slight rivalry with our Boy Scout counterparts (Girl Scout cookies are better than popcorn in every conceivable way, please stop fooling yourselves) I can still appreciate their motto: Be prepared.

Looking to survive in long-term care? Then it's time to 'pay' up

Looking to survive in long-term care? Then it's time to 'pay' up

If you want to build an organization that's built to last for very long time, say multiple generations, follow the three-payment plan.

The Real Nurse Jackie

What's in a name? ... Adding insult to ulcer

What's in a name? ... Adding insult to ulcer

Names have the ability to impact us in ways we may not imagine. What strongly comes to mind is the unintended consequences of the updated pressure ulcer staging recently released from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.

Time again for the most imaginative call-out excuse

Time again for the most imaginative call-out excuse

It's time again for the nearly annual "most imaginative reason to call-out" blog. What is the most imaginative call-out you have ever received by somebody wanting to take a day off work? We've heard some wild ones.

Guest blogs

New survey demonstrates impact of NSAIDs

New survey demonstrates impact of NSAIDs

A new survey shows that despite the widespread use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in this country, there is a lack of understanding about these commonly used pain medications.

Longevity cultivates community

Longevity cultivates community

Few people today stay at one company for long. In the United States, the average time spent at a single organization is 4.6 years.

Things I Think

The angry hippo writes

The angry hippo writes

Don't you just hate it when you're having a bad, horrible, rotten, unpleasant day, when you're maybe feeling a little irritated or resentful or hurt or afraid, and then somebody comes along so relentlessly positive and cheerful that you almost want to throw him off the Hertz airport shuttle bus?

Abilify vilified

Abilify vilified

It's been a tough few years for antipsychotics. I feel a little bad for them. So maligned and stigmatized. Now the news comes out that they might produce compulsive or uncontrollable urges regarding gambling and sex.This news is shocking, at least to me.

The World According to Dr. El

Depression - AND its treatments - are fall risks

Depression - AND its treatments - are fall risks

Feeling "down" takes on a wicked double-meaning for some seniors. Even conscientious providers could be unaware of it, let alone know what to do about it.

Creating a dialysis-friendly facility

Creating a dialysis-friendly facility

There is much that can be done to improve the quality of life for dialysis patients at your facility and showcase your facility as dialysis-friendly at the same time. Unfortunately, many providers are not doing all they can to help these people, or boost their own business operations, for that matter..