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Resident-to-resident incidents: Using the power of history to improve the safety of nursing home residents

Distressing and harmful resident-to-resident incidents is one of the most prevalent and concerning phenomena in nursing homes.  Several research studies have shown that these incidents can lead to serious physical injuries and deaths of residents.  Direct care staff and managers of nursing homes work hard on a daily basis to meet residents varied physical and emotional needs, prevent…

How skilled nursing facilities can reduce short-term stay rehabilitation times

Short-term stay or respite care offers a great solution for seniors who are recovering from a hospital visit, surgery or other medical issue. While short-term rehabilitation is effective in addressing the acute medical issue that landed a senior there, there is a constant struggle to ensure they receive the support needed after they return home —because that support means…

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