If someone were to complain that long-term care has become a "same old, same old" scene, you might be inclined to agree. Staffing, reimbursement, over-regulation — they're all ongoing challenges — well, OK, outright problems. And they're not the only ones. But things clearly are not the same.
Medline Industries Inc. has introduced the SIM® (Smart Incontinence Management), a way to assess and managed the continence needs of residents in long-term care facilities.
With so many electronic health records out there, how do we find the best one for our nurses?
(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.
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.
Yes, it's true: Our seniors are tech-savvy and love their gadgets. But where does this leave us as clinicians and caregivers? Hopefully, not in the dark.