You got game: How fun benefits continuing education
Feb 08, 2023
I had an “aha” moment a while back. I remember listening to one of our product managers discuss the differentiators and relevant points of use of hand sanitizers. A recent discovery assessment...
Improving senior patient safety through nurse advocacy
Feb 06, 2023
One of the most important aspects of a nurse’s job is to advocate for the safety and well-being of patients. This is especially true when it comes to caring for senior patients. As older adults,...
A day in the life of an infection preventionist
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, DrPH, CIC
Jan 30, 2023
When I write or speak about our long-term care industry, I often do just that – refer to “the industry.” Whether it be challenges “the industry” faces, solutions “the industry” needs, or...
Can you live with 26 minutes of daily engagement?
Charles de Vilmorin
Jan 25, 2023
After facing more than two years of intense challenges, the senior living industry seems to be settling, and positive trends started to emerge throughout 2022.
The true cost of RN vacancies in a nurse shortage — and what to do about it
Jan 18, 2023
It’s no secret that America is experiencing a critical shortage of registered nurses (RNs). Burnout and disillusionment are driving nurses out of the workforce in record numbers in the wake of the COVID-19...
Is a daily dressing-change protocol necessary for chronic wounds?
Jan 10, 2023
According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that, on average, about 11% of long-term care residents suffer from chronic wounds. No other demographic group experiences chronic wounds...
Falls prevention through strategic design
Jan 05, 2023
Fall prevention is a constant concern for both the aging population and those caring for them. Not only can falls result in major injuries or even fatalities for the resident, but escalating fall rates...
Do nursing homes have a staffing problem or a demographic problem?
Jan 03, 2023
When we talk about staffing shortages in long-term care, we often look at caregiver burnout and nurses leaving the industry. We talk about COVID and pay rates and workplace flexibility. But staffing...
A Montessori approach to dementia care
Cameron Camp, Ph.D.
Charles de Vilmorin
Dec 21, 2022
A fundamental shift is necessary in the way we view dementia and care provided for persons living with dementia. By any objective measure, the medical approach to dementia has been a monumental failure....
The rise of the boomerang employee!
Dec 19, 2022
It’s an official record! During the Great Resignation, 47.4 million American workers quit their jobs voluntarily. However, according to Fox News, more than 70% of those who resigned now regret...