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10 things to remember in seniors furnishings

10 things to remember in seniors furnishings

If you've been to a recent senior living trade show or picked up a magazine geared toward the industry, you've probably seen beautiful, elegant furniture that would look right at home in your community.

Advanced wound product promotes healing

Advanced wound product promotes healing

A new solution may be an option for management of non-infected partial- and full-thickness wounds, including chronic and acute wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunnel/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/graft, dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns, and skin tears), and draining wounds.

One administrator's road to recovery

One administrator's road to recovery

Sometimes, all it takes to transform the way we think is a simple change in perspective. For one man, that change came when he was forced to trade his position behind the administrator's desk for one in a hospital bed. While on the road to recovery in his own nursing home, he began to see the facility from a different perspective: the perspective of the residents--the people he was trying to help.

Good staff and quality equipment increase outcomes

Good staff and quality equipment increase outcomes

At Presbyterian Village North in Dallas, TX, we offer services in assisted living, skilled nursing, certified Alzheimer and dementia care, hospice and palliative care, and inpatient and outpatient rehab. As a not-for-profit organization, we offer Five Star-rated continuing care in the Dallas Metroplex to individuals of all faiths. As a company, we're focused on delivering care in the right way — concentrating our efforts on what's important to each individual with whom we come in contact.

Chicago leads list of rodent activity

Chicago leads list of rodent activity

It only takes an opening the size of a quarter for a rat to squeeze inside, and a hole the size of a dime for a mouse.

Reducing risk with new prescriptions

Reducing risk with new prescriptions

A report by the Food and Drug Administration found that individuals aged 65 to 69 years old take nearly 14 prescription medications per day, while individuals aged 80 to 84 take an average of 18 prescription medications. With so many older adults taking multiple medications, physicians must be careful and strategic about the medications they recommend.

Infection prevention: A hard line of defense

Infection prevention: A hard line of defense

You can't always keep the flu and other viruses out of your community, but you can take steps to help reduce their transmission. And precautions against flu and norovirus are believed to be effective against other similar viruses, including enterovirus, poliovirus and rhinovirus.

Lessons learned from a million families

Lessons learned from a million families

The success of a business often depends on delivering a consistent and high-quality product or service, and maintaining reliable and trusted relationships with business-critical stakeholders is key to achieving this goal.

Continuum of care: What it means for alternate site pharmacies

Continuum of care: What it means for alternate site pharmacies

There is a greater interest in moving patients from SNFs to in-home care with an emphasis on reducing costs and keeping patients healthy once they're home. These changes have a profound impact on hospitals, SNFs and the pharmacies serving these patients across the continuum, and require greater levels of care coordination.

Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes

Aligning patient expectations to improve transition outcomes

It is critical for short-stay providers to take a close look at what can be done to ensure successful management of patient transitions, from admission to discharge and beyond. To minimize post-transition failures, short stay providers need to direct their attention toward implementing patient-centered care practices that examine the patient's expectations for recovery and ensure they align with reasonable and realistic outcomes.

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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