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Is your workplace healthy?

Is your workplace healthy?

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I'm a big advocate of taking small steps in the direction of change. Perhaps your organization isn't in the position of being able to upgrade the health insurance package or to install an onsite gymnasium for staff members. But here are some manageable actions along the road to creating a psychologically healthy workplace.

Feeling stressed out as a long-term care leader? Guess who has it worse

Feeling stressed out as a long-term care leader? Guess who has it worse

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Being a leader in the long-term care field is no panacea these days. Rank may have privilege, but it also brings with it a wide range of headache-inducing responsibilities.

Expert advice on how we all can develop a better memory

Expert advice on how we all can develop a better memory

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I'm fascinated with long-term care topics that at first blush might seem to be speaking to residents, but upon closer reflection are personally even more interesting to long-term care workers or others.

Nursing and stress

Nursing and stress

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Nurses continue to experience stress at higher rates than most other groups, according to the American Holistic Nurses Association. OK, so we know nurses get stressed — just walk into any nursing home or hospital and look around —but let's break this down.

Study: Depression and stress prevalent in low-wage earning nursing home workers

The prevalence of depression is common among low-wage nursing home workers — who also experience higher levels of stress than other workers — a new Harvard study finds.

Transcendental meditation lowers healthcare spending among high-cost patients, study shows

Individuals with high medical costs - particularly those participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs - could improve their health and save the government money by practicing transcendental meditation, a new study reports.

They're knocking ... are you answering?

They're knocking ... are you answering?

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A private company with a website focused on family caregivers released survey results Thursday. They detailed how stressful caregiving can be for loved ones. Financial and emotional stress pound these people.

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