Resident Choice

Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

State and federal lawmakers have recognized a patient's "right to choose." However, state and federal law also prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon race, sex, age, disability, and religion, among other protected class categories.

Take a look in the mirror

Take a look in the mirror

I have worked in the aging profession for more than 21 years, have been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and will soon begin my (semi-) retirement. This has led me to do a lot of reflecting on my career and, for lack of a better word, my legacy as a nurse and long-term care educator.

Ask the payment expert ... about regs vs. resident choice

Ask the payment expert ... about regs vs. resident choice

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We are going through culture change and wonder if surveyors will be more lenient with regulations if we do something that is resident choice?

Would you want to live in the LTC home where you work?

Would you want to live in the LTC home where you work?

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I used to live in a fabulous old fourth-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan. When I moved out of Manhattan to a borough of New York City for an elevator building with a laundry room in the basement, I made a conscious choice to pick a place I could live for the rest of my life if I had to. "That ramp could come in handy if I need a wheelchair, I reasoned. And if worse comes to worse, I'll move into a nursing home and blog from there."