John Hall, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

John Hall

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How to do it … High-quality food service

It’s easy to find a quality food service company in long-term care. But that’s only a start. Experts say the key is to stretch the contracted food service dollar by paying greater attention to what makes most programs excellent: high-quality food and service. For those unable or unsure about taking the leap, here are some soup-to-nuts ideas to ensure your residents come back for seconds.

Dressed for success

Dressed for Success: Wound care dressing options have exploded, but deciding which material is best for which injury sometimes is an elusive quest for providers. No more.

A few years back, Mary Madison’s husband developed a pressure injury caused by sitting for long periods behind the wheel of a city bus. Her many years as a long-term care director of nursing and most recently as clinical consultant for Briggs Healthcare taught her one thing in this instance: Those types of wounds should…

How to do it … Mortgage financing 2018

The biggest surge in commercial mortgage debt in 10 years was waning. Census rates fell and public debt lenders hibernated. Early tax reform talk made many owner-operators skittish. Overreacting? Perhaps so.

How to do it: Memory care dining program

Memory care often calls for unique and innovative approaches in every facet of dementia residents’ facility experience, and dining is no exception. Experts offer valuable tips on how to minimize stress and promote a safe, pleasant and healthful dining experience.

How to do it… A less painful tech transition

Mobile technology, coupled with a plethora of “apps,” is creating amazing opportunities for long-term care residents to connect with the outside world. Getting residents to embrace newer technology, however, can be a challenge. Experts advise how to acquire the right tech that’s safe, useful and welcoming.

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