How much time is spent providing assistance to the average assisted living resident? Are their lives at a point where "assisted living resident" is the best way to describe them?
Terminally ill cancer patients had a better quality of life when they could die at home and avoid intense life-prolonging measures, a new study finds.
That's a fashionable phrase we hear a lot these days—"life well lived." A long-term care provider I hold in high esteem has even used it as a marketing tagline. I happen to know this provider's values are in complete alignment, and I've seen those words come alive in the actions of its employees. I've also seen the opposite.
Using iPods to reconnect long-term care residents with their favorite music is a simple intervention with great upside potential and no side effects. They're an inexpensive tool that can have a positive impact on resident quality of life, which, in turn, should be reflected in an important subset of MDS 3.0 scores.
Tai chi exercises might be able to help improve heart failure patients' quality of life, mood and confidence, new research finds.
Enhanced standards from The Joint Commission complement new guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Both emphasize improving the quality of life of long-term care residents.