Care Planning

C'mon, be reasonable: Goals for the new year

C'mon, be reasonable: Goals for the new year

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Well gang, it's a new year and the time where we set sparkly, brand spanking new goals. Most of the world sets goals such as losing weight, getting in shape, setting their finances in order and things like that. But no matter what the goal, the trick is to be reasonable.

The benefits of a successful discharge plan

The benefits of a successful discharge plan

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It is critical to have a solid system for discharge planning that begins even before the resident is admitted to the facility. Individualized, resident-centered discharge planning will provide a solid system for quality transition and a crucial component of care at the preadmission assessment process.

Resident assessments and care planning quality are threatened by nurses' unrelated duties, survey finds

Resident assessments and care planning quality are threatened by nurses' unrelated duties, survey finds

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Filling out a comprehensive assessment for a nursing home resident takes five hours on average, and nurses' workloads can make it difficult to carve out this time, according to survey results from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.