Resident Safety

Cameras: Families like them, lawyers love them

Cameras: Families like them, lawyers love them

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Illinois may soon become the fifth state that lets families install cameras in nursing homes. Advocates see the move as a way to help ensure peace of mind. But for many nursing homes, the development may do just the opposite

Why Wi-Fi is right for LTC providers the focus of April 23 webcast

Why Wi-Fi is right for LTC providers the focus of April 23 webcast

(Editor's Note: This program is now available in our archive. Click through registration as usual to access the presentation.) Participants in an April 23 McKnight's webcast will hear first-hand from a top operator how to become successful with Wi-Fi, and why they need to be. The role of technology in promoting resident safety, autonomy, person-centered care and operational efficiency will be covered in depth. Elizabeth J. Hickle, the executive director at Light of Hearts Villa, will be the featured speaker.

Sounding off on personal care alarms: Enough already

Sounding off on personal care alarms: Enough already

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We all know how technology is supposed to help us. And for the most part, it does. But sometimes, too much of something isn't a good thing. I'm talking about personal care alarms. While they have become more sophisticated and more technical, we as human beings have not.

Dallas utility company leaves nursing home without power over cold weekend

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A Dallas skilled nursing facility went without power for days due to an apparent breakdown in communications with a utility company, according to local reports.

Balancing independence and maintaining safety in eldercare the focus of Sept. 4 webcast

Balancing independence and maintaining safety in eldercare the focus of Sept. 4 webcast

A McKnight's webcast on Sept. 4 will focus on how providers can optimize resident protections and quality of care using Wi-Fi enabled technologies. Brendalee Piironen, the executive director of The Wales Home, in Cleveland, Quebec, will be the featured speaker. This free webcast begins at 1 p.m. Eastern and will last one hour.

How to do it ... Resident security

Resident safety and security are two of the most pressing topics for administrators and nurses in long-term care settings. In fact, all departments should be included when considering how to build a safety strategy, experts note. Here, they advise on how to coordinate and customize plans for optimal effectiveness.

June 25 webcast will show how to improve resident safety and security more efficiently

June 25 webcast will show how to improve resident safety and security more efficiently

Safety, security and operational efficiency are critical areas that long-term care providers must constantly improve upon. A new McKnight's free webcast June 25 will help attendees learn how to do all of these. Featured speaker Amy Fish of Gateway Senior Living, will give an administrator's perspective on how her company redesigned the delivery of care in its new skilled nursing tower to meet the growing demands and expectations of its residents and staff.

Keeping seniors independent and safe

Keeping seniors independent and safe

Long-term care facilities face a variety of safety and caregiver workflow challenges. Families struggle to ensure the independence of their loved ones in order to maintain that person's dignity. Busy staff must ensure safety given that acuity level varies by resident. By locating seniors in real-time using RFID technology, community directors can offer assistance while protecting resident privacy, mobility and independence.