Person-Centered Care

Person-centered care paying dividends at Kansas facilities

Person-centered care paying dividends at Kansas facilities

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An in-person survey of 320 Kansas nursing homes showed that facilities with a specific approach to patient-centered care had more satisfied residents than those without it.

How does your staff feel about person-centered care?

How does your staff feel about person-centered care?

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For just about every study, conference talk or article touting the benefits of person-centered care in nursing homes, it seems an argument can be raised to dispute the findings.

'Resident for a Day' program delivers insights, recommendations for LTC leaders

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A program that placed administrators-in-training into the shoes of nursing home residents helped promote person-centered care, new research finds.

Nana and Paw Paw, lessons in person-centered care

Nana and Paw Paw, lessons in person-centered care

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As we all prepare for the upcoming Phase 2 Requirements of Participation with an increased focus on comprehensive person-centered care planning, we could all learn a few things from my in-laws.

Person-centered confusion — and the value of a milkshake

Person-centered confusion — and the value of a milkshake

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It was a bit disheartening to read some of the comments we received on a story covering a resident-focused care session at a recent national conference. The commenters seemed to immediately pole vault over the advice the speaker was trying to share, into a place of negativity and sarcasm.

Long-term care facilities refusing free CMS resource on dementia, nurses association says

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Some nursing homes are not accepting a dementia training resource sent by the government, even though it is free and recommended, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing.

Also in the news for June 17, 2014 . . .

U.S. ranks highly for person-centered care but trails other countries for efficiency ... Worker accused of "imprisoning" a nursing home resident pleads not guilty ... AMEN protocol provides way for clinicians to talk to the dying

Nursing home culture change is linked to a decrease in survey deficiencies, research shows

Nursing home culture change is linked to a decrease in survey deficiencies, research shows

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Nursing homes that initiated culture change between 2004 and 2009 saw a noteworthy decrease in health-related survey deficiency citations, according to recently published research. The investigators describe their study as the first of its kind.

Playing tennis, and the 'what if?' game

Playing tennis, and the 'what if?' game

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Watching the Australian Open tennis tournament, where temperatures have been hovering around 110 degrees, has helped my recovery from the recent polar vortex. It's also unexpectedly prompted me to reflect on the aging process and to imagine myself residing in a long-term care facility.

LTC campaign revamps goals

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The Advancing Excellence campaign is calling on skilled nursing providers to use a set of updated goals to create a framework for achieving better care.