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Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD, the author of The Savvy Resident's Guide, is an accomplished speaker and consultant with over 16 years of experience as a psychologist in long-term care. A long-time contributor to McKnight's publications, her blog complements her award-winning website, MyBetterNursingHome.com, which has more on how to create long-term care where EVERYBODY thrives.

Most Recent Articles by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

An LTC shrink's mind

An LTC shrink's mind

These are the initial posts of the popular new McKnights.com blog "The World According to Dr. El." See more from her at McKnights.com.

Long-term care psychologists often can help prevent rehospitalizations

Long-term care psychologists often can help prevent rehospitalizations

Long-term care psychologists are a valuable resource for facilities looking to reduce their hospital readmission rates.

The 'single' boom: problems and solutions for long-term care

The 'single' boom: problems and solutions for long-term care

Demographic trends suggest we need to prepare for increasing numbers of residents without close relatives. Here are four ways we can expect this shift to impact our residents, and suggestions for how we can adapt to this change.

After natural disasters: coping with resident and staff emotions

After natural disasters: coping with resident and staff emotions

The Northeast just experienced an earthquake and a hurricane all in one week. The storm may have subsided, but it's likely residents and staff will still be facing a whirlwind of emotions. And it's likely that, sooner or later, you will have to deal with a natural disaster or other calamity. Here are some tips on how to handle such situations.

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homes

More attention should be paid to nursing home residents' mental health, an important but often overlooked aspect of care.

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