Environment

A pest management resolution for 2015: Put down the spray can

A pest management resolution for 2015: Put down the spray can

Integrated Pest Management relies on chemical treatments only as a last result. If chemical treatments are needed, non-volatile and least toxic formulations are used only in precision targeted areas. This is ideal for healthcare facilities, which often have guests and patients with weakened immune systems.

Secrets to making your environment 'emotionally healing'

Secrets to making your environment 'emotionally healing'

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Back when I worked in psych, one of our most effective tools to improve mental health was maintaining a healing emotional environment, or therapeutic milieu. That's why I was shocked when I first entered long-term care.

Wireless technology, home health expected to grow in seniors care and housing, survey finds

Wireless technology, home health expected to grow in seniors care and housing, survey finds

Operators of senior living communities believe that "smart home" technology and wireless connectivity will help to attract residents within the next five years. Other specialty areas predicted to boom include home health services, wellness programs, providing Web-based education and building smaller and/or "green" facilities, according to a new survey of 107 senior living organization in 13 states.

Culinary, design competitions big hits at nursing home convention

Two new spectacles garnered special attention this week at the annual conference of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Philadelphia: The Chef Challenge and the Last Designer Standing competitions.

It's about time

Staying on top of the latest products, services and industry trends can be a time-devouring pursuit. But the job just became less time consuming, thanks to our new Web site. Eldercare pros can find many time-saving options. These include a substantially enhanced Directory that makes it easier to locate needed services, plus videos of important suppliers. The latest job openings are also available, as well as immediate access to our Career Guide. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new site. We think you'll find it's time well spent.

Leading By Example: There's no place like home

Leading By Example: There's no place like home

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ManorCare on Rossmoor Parkway in Walnut Creek, CA, is the whole package — with good looks and a proven track record to back it up. The facility has a "homey" feel that is atypical of a skilled nursing facility, while also raising the bar for care.