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Empowering patients to take charge

Empowering patients to take charge

Research supports the notion that engagement of patients in monitoring and managing their own healthcare elevates the patient's role from passive recipient to active director.

Using a GPS-like system for residents

Using a GPS-like system for residents

Many seemed geared toward traditional nursing homes, but I envisioned a different kind of care, and I felt I needed a different kind of technology.

A new kind of holy water

A new kind of holy water

We found long ago that movement in warm water is the perfect solution for those suffering from pain. While in the water, patients can stretch and move pain-free in its soothing warmth.

Is healthcare compliance on life support?

Is healthcare compliance on life support?

Assisted living, long-term care and nursing homes — the senior living industry —is one of the most challenging and compliance-driven industries in the U.S.

Using a nurse-led protocol to reduce infections

Using a nurse-led protocol to reduce infections

Urinary incontinence is a common and potentially disabling condition affecting up to 30% of those aged 65 years and older. Its prevalence in elderly nursing home patients — up to 70% are admitted with the condition and some type of accompanying skin breakdown — presents a major cause for concern in light of recent healthcare legislation and directives focusing on quality of care.

Improving outcomes

Improving outcomes

When patients or residents move from one care setting to another, they may receive documentation and medical records that need to be transported along with them. There are ways that technology can help address challenges associated with transitions of care.

Will the emergency button ever change?

Will the emergency button ever change?

After working in an FDA-regulated environment, I have seen the limitations first hand. Change is hard to embrace for an industry that is a slave to its regulations. This is one reason why the button design hasn't changed in over 30 years

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

Lightbulbs as therapeutic tools

Whether you're 25 or 75, you may have experienced the effects of aging on your eyesight -- and it tends to get worse as the years go by. Typical age-related eye pathologies -- including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy -- contribute to reduced contrast sensitivity, slow light-dark adaptation, visual field loss and diminished visual acuity and depth perception.

Giving nurses and CNAs a helping hand

Giving nurses and CNAs a helping hand

Writers rely on pen and paper. Carpenters count on a hammer. Ask a healthcare worker what their most valuable tool of the trade is and they'll tell you - it's all about their hands. When you look at today's rapidly changing workforce and day-to-day demands, hands shouldn't be taken for granted.

Give nurses and CNAs a helping hand

Give nurses and CNAs a helping hand

Writers rely on pen and paper. Carpenters count on a hammer. Ask a healthcare worker what their most valuable tool of the trade is and they'll tell you - it's all about their hands.

The secret behind the transformation at Herrick House

The secret behind the transformation at Herrick House

Herrick House team would spend many hours knocking on residents' doors, and on the telephone with residents, families and staff. She found a way to save time and increase communication.

Fall is the perfect time to focus on fall prevention

Fall is the perfect time to focus on fall prevention

As we approach the winter season, seniors will undoubtedly spend more time indoors, and it is important that they and their homes are prepared.

Understanding the most common complication for people living with an ostomy

Understanding the most common complication for people living with an ostomy

Many stoma skin barriers require the patient to measure the stoma and cut the barrier material to the appropriate size. If the barrier is the wrong size, it can cause gaps in protection that lead to peristomal skin complication.

Tackling guilt among family members

Tackling guilt among family members

Activities and wellness programs can be used as tools to reduce guilty feelings and their effects on family satisfaction. Allowing residents to be decision makers can be one way to improve the long-term care experience.

Radically reducing the cost of healthcare TVs

Radically reducing the cost of healthcare TVs

Innovative healthcare providers are eliminating hidden costs and potentially saving millions by adding affordable, healthcare compliant, patient room entertainment systems

Who is YOUR Chief Experience Officer?

Who is YOUR Chief Experience Officer?

The marketplace has never rewarded companies who fall back on the tried and true, and don't push the envelope - and it won't be any different in the case of senior care and healthcare.

How to take credit for the good things you do

How to take credit for the good things you do

If families, current residents and clients are your No. 1 source of referrals, shouldn't positive communications with them be a high priority?

Eight ways to reduce expenses and streamline housekeeping and laundry departments

Eight ways to reduce expenses and streamline housekeeping and laundry departments

Long-term care providers know that finding the balance between a clean community and a shrinking budget is tough.

Years after scare, risk of superbug infections remains high

Years after scare, risk of superbug infections remains high

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently celebrated a decline in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections[i], incidences of several other types of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) known as 'superbugs' continue to rise.

Virtual Tours: Worth 1,000 pictures (and a lot of revenue)

Virtual Tours: Worth 1,000 pictures (and a lot of revenue)

The Virtual Tour technology in place is now beyond the imagination of just a few years ago. Imagine you are a son, daughter, grandchild, caregiver or other loved one searching for an LTC, ALF, SNF, or other facility but you live 1,000 miles away

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