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Preparing for a hurricane

Preparing for a hurricane

For providers, Hurricane Arthur was a reminder to take another look at your emergency preparedness to ensure your plan is up-to-date and effective.

Best practices to advance palliative care and hospice training

Best practices to advance palliative care and hospice training

The goal of palliative care is to provide patients of all ages and in any stage of illness with relief from the pain and stress they're experiencing.

Cleanliness is linked to care

Cleanliness is linked to care

With an estimated 70% of people who reach age 65 needing some form of long-term care service, senior living communities will find it increasingly important to learn about and develop solutions for the unique cleaning and sanitizing challenges, starting with residents' rooms.

One simple way to improve the cash flow of your nursing home

One simple way to improve the cash flow of your nursing home

One of the most common ways to improve the cash flow of a nursing home is to ask vendors for 30-day payment terms.

CDC releases HAI Data: How are we doing?

CDC releases HAI Data: How are we doing?

For many years, healthcare institutions have been focused on different ways to decrease HAIs, as federal reimbursement initiatives loomed. So, what does this report card tell us? We've come a long way, baby, but there's still a ways to go.

Rejuvenating senior facilities with a coat of paint

Rejuvenating senior facilities with a coat of paint

Senior housing environments benefit from the effective use of color. Today's seniors seek environments that exude personality and vibrancy. Here are some tips for using color to improve both the look and livability of such spaces.

Evolving risk in the seniors housing sector

Evolving risk in the seniors housing sector

BDO recently published its 2014 RiskFactor Report for REITs, an annual study that analyzes the most recent SEC 10-K filings of the 100 largest publicly traded REITs in the U.S. Conducted since 2012, the study identifies the top risks among REITs. This year's findings shed light and further underscore certain trends in the seniors housing and healthcare industry.

Addressing the needs of bariatric residents

Addressing the needs of bariatric residents

Many facilities are taking steps to better accommodate bariatric residents, such as developing policies and protocols to accommodate them, installing larger toilets and wider doorways, purchasing or leasing bariatric equipment, conducting staff education and training on correct care processes to minimize risks of injury for care providers, and bulking up supplies of products designed specifically for this group.

Whether it's rain or warm weather, expect pest pressure

Whether it's rain or warm weather, expect pest pressure

As the weather heats up, so does pest activity. And pests don't necessarily slow down when the warm weather leads to afternoon rain in many parts of the country.

LED luminaires solve 3 common lighting challenges

LED luminaires solve 3 common lighting challenges

LED lighting is a growing trend in buildings today, and for very good reason. It delivers significant energy savings compared to traditional light sources. Plus, illumination, lifespan and color qualities continue to impress.

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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