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 are a valuable resource for facilities looking to reduce their hospital readmission rates.
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.
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.
More attention should be paid to nursing home residents' mental health, an important but often overlooked aspect of care.