Dignity

Eight ways to improve quality and dignity

Eight ways to improve quality and dignity

The following suggestions can improve a caregiver's ability to help seniors improve their quality of life and activities of daily living

Take a look in the mirror

Take a look in the mirror

I have worked in the aging profession for more than 21 years, have been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and will soon begin my (semi-) retirement. This has led me to do a lot of reflecting on my career and, for lack of a better word, my legacy as a nurse and long-term care educator.

Also in the news for Nov. 3, 2014 . . .

$37 million settlement makes Dignity the latest large hospital system to pay out for observation stay charges ... Vibrating insoles could reduce falls among seniors ... Audit shows 11,000 unresolved nursing home complaints in CA

A chance to make your staff very, very happy

A chance to make your staff very, very happy

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It's your turn to risk having an excited staff. Starting today, the second annual McKnight's Excellence In Technology Awards program is officially underway.

Sojourn takes top Dignity Award in 2012 McKnight's Technology Awards

Sojourn takes top Dignity Award in 2012 McKnight's Technology Awards

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Sojourn Senior Living, based in Illinois, combined a driving simulator and joystick that allowed a resident to operate a motorized wheelchair.

House needs to pass Medicaid legislation for nursing home residents

House needs to pass Medicaid legislation for nursing home residents

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Medicaid funding cuts threaten the quality of life nursing home residents deserve.

Newspaper letters shed light on people's opinions about long-term care during the Depression

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Old people should live alone. At least, that was the general thinking back in the 1930s.