Eleanor Feldman Barbera

To reduce staff turnover, lead with LTC strengths

To reduce staff turnover, lead with LTC strengths

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When I spoke about the challenges of staff turnover at the Louisiana Nursing Home Association convention last week, I asked the group, "If you were able to bring in the same salary you were currently making, would you want to have the job of an aide?"

McKnight's honored with 5 APEX editorial awards

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News Senior Editor Elizabeth Newman earned a Grand Award for blog writing, and McKnight's writers and editors also pulled in four other Awards of Excellence in the 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence program.

Meeting boomer needs at LeadingAge Florida

Meeting boomer needs at LeadingAge Florida

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Social connections, individual preferences and strong resident councils are among the ideas for what makes a strong long-term care facility.

Standing up for the recreation departments

Standing up for the recreation departments

We must ask: After a resident has been treated and taken to the bathroom, and given a meal, what activities exist for him or her?

Inside the mind of an LTC shrink

Inside the mind of an LTC shrink

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I sat in morning report as the nursing supervisor announced the arrival of a new resident. An 80-year old woman was taken to the hospital after a fall at home, where she received a below-knee amputation and contracted C. diff before being transferred to our facility. I looked around the room and speculated about what each of my team members were thinking, imagining thought bubbles over their heads.

Helping your LTC community cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Helping your LTC community cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, long-term care facilities may be wondering how to help their own residents, families, and staff members or those directly affected by this devastating storm.

A savvy caregiver's resource

A savvy caregiver's resource

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If there is anyone who knows how to get inside the head of a troubled long-term care resident, it is Eleanor Feldman Barbera. Better than that is the fact that this talented nursing home psychologist is willing to share what she knows.