Communication

Dementia or just new batteries needed?

Dementia or just new batteries needed?

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Age-related changes are a natural part of everyone's existence. We can all expect to get wrinkles, gray hair, and decreases in our vision and hearing, among many other delightful changes. However, dementia is not one of these age-related changes to be taken as a "given."

Caring for a booming senior population: How tech helps and hurts

Caring for a booming senior population: How tech helps and hurts

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Technology is changing how we care for seniors, and with the number of seniors in the U.S. expected to double by 2050, entrepreneurs are investing in new technologies designed specifically for the senior population. This trend has the potential to improve the lives of not only seniors, but also those who care for America's aging population as well.

Why are the 'keepers' constantly leaving? Thought you'd never ask

Why are the 'keepers' constantly leaving? Thought you'd never ask

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Whether you manage a caregiving team or run the company, you are probably dealing with three challenges more than you'd like to admit.

The power of words

The power of words

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"The pen is mightier than the sword" is an age-old adage that implies that the power of communication — in this case, written communication — is more powerful than a physical weapon. Do you adopt this philosophy with your medical records and rehab documentation? You should.

Avoid survey deficiencies through clear communication and honesty, former surveyor says

Avoid survey deficiencies through clear communication and honesty, former surveyor says

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Long-term care providers should use surveys as an opportunity to showcase great care in their facilities, a former surveyor said in a McKnight's webcast.

Increasing resident and staff satisfaction in SNFs

Increasing resident and staff satisfaction in SNFs

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Resident engagement starts with clear communication and frequent contact with caregivers. When residents place a call on a nurse call system, it relays information to caregivers about the needs of the resident.

Influenza outbreaks hit long-term care

Influenza outbreaks hit long-term care

In the post-acute care industry, providers are reporting record number of outbreaks in skilled nursing and assisted living communities nationwide. Prevention, preparation and outbreak response are necessary steps for providers in light of continued increase of this virus.

Making changes in communication

Making changes in communication

When you look the possible issues that result in the transition from acute care to long-term care, lack of communication is a major issue.

Communication vital to rehospitalization reduction, top provider says

Communication vital to rehospitalization reduction, top provider says

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With the new penalties for rehospitalizations underway, LeadingAge Chairwoman Audrey Weiner said that providers are working hard to improve the process that moves patients from hospitals to aftercare.

How to make employee communication meaningful

How to make employee communication meaningful

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A failure to communicate

A failure to communicate

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Basic communication is often overlooked for nursing home managers. Promoting leadership among team members and empowering staff is effective in building teamwork.

Paying so docs communicate better

Paying so docs communicate better

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So I was reading this article in a publication related to improving patient-centered care. It stressed that essential to delivering that type of care would be physician/patient-centered communication skills.

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