Imagine for a moment that the long-term care industry came with a set of commandments. I'm talking carved in stone, universally accepted tenets for providers. What would rank as number one? Mine is clear.
You have to hand it to the folks at the National Council on Aging, and their affiliated partners. They really know how to tastefully make light of a harrowing situation.
Defined by the Office of Inspector General as "harm resulting from medical care," adverse events are imperative for skilled nursing facilities to avoid. This can be achieved by implementing a "Just Culture."
Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.
Curse the headline writers, for they sometimes don't do stories justice. The nursing home profession knows this as well as anyone.
Beloved nursing home therapy dog shot in Kansas ... Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion ... System for monitoring side effects of prescription drugs is severely lacking, report says.
Researchers have concluded that workers are leaving the field in droves. The two main culprits: poor wages and dangerous work conditions.
Long-term care facilities need to ensure that residents, staff and visitors have appropriate lighting in parking facilities and high traffic areas for wayfinding, safety and visual comfort.
Families trust us to keep their loved ones safe and to provide top-quality care. Some days are more hectic than others, and on those chaotic days, the Real-Time Locating System helps us function efficiently as possible.
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.
Clorox Healthcare has released the Terminal Cleaning Tool Kit, which includes key steps for dealing with healthcare associated infections.
Better watch your back, people. Gangs of angry, wheelchair-bound residents are screaming at high speeds through our nation's nursing homes, pursuing their mobile vendettas with brutal demonstrations of frontier justice. Or at least they are in Peoria, IL. OK, at least one is. Or was.
It's hard to believe the holidays are already here. As I have frantically baked cookies, mailed holiday cards and waited in long lines for the perfect gift, I couldn't help but people-watch. I've encountered my share of fellow shoppers that should be posted on various websites for their holiday spirit, or lack thereof.
Therapy services can be a tricky business when working with residents with a history of "behavioral issues."
Dementia patients who were able to receive in-home treatment delayed nursing home admission, new research says.
Having recently plunked down a $120 co-pay for medicine that was a far cry from designer caliber, I can relate to people who believe drugs are too expensive.
Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.
The Food & Drug Administration this week introduced the Safe Use Initiative to reduce preventable harm from medications and improve patient health.