Leveling the playing field for post-acute care: Enabling interoperability with minimal tech investment
Sep 12, 2023
While the long-awaited goal of interoperability seems to be advancing for EHR-equipped care providers, the idea of enabling health equity across the care spectrum seems untenable for post-acute care facilities...
A hidden crisis: Tackling the growing problem of malnutrition in SNFs
Sep 06, 2023
Malnutrition in the elderly is an underrecognized condition that is increasing in prevalence. If left untreated, malnutrition leads to a progressive decline in overall health and reduced physical and cognitive...
Tips for training staff to prevent norovirus outbreaks
Aug 31, 2023
As the leading cause of gastroenteritis, norovirus — colloquially known as the stomach flu — is unpleasant for anyone. But in long-term care facilities, where vulnerable residents live in close quarters,...
An invitation to decode dementia
Aug 29, 2023
The famed British dementia researcher Dr. Tom Kitwood once said that caregivers are “physicians of the human spirit.” I would argue that life enrichment and activity professionals in senior living...
Staffing for skilled nutrition support
Aug 14, 2023
It’s not news that staffing shortages are rampant at all levels in senior care. Many registered dietitians working in long-term care are spread thin, working at multiple facilities to provide even the...
Embracing data and technology to help slow Alzheimer’s and dementia
John Q. Walker
Aug 02, 2023
Alzheimer’s is a disease of data. The disease doesn’t have what we typically react to quickly: There is no pain, no blood, no pus, no rash, no dry mouth, nothing is visibly out of kilter. Yet,...
Implementing effective visitor policies to mitigate norovirus transmission in SNFs
Jul 27, 2023
Nursing homes play a crucial role in providing care and support to vulnerable populations. However, these facilities are often susceptible to infectious diseases such as norovirus due to close living quarters...
Ahead of the curve: Next-level resident engagement programming
Charles de Vilmorin
Jul 25, 2023
Resident engagement in senior living and long-term care continues to rebound, with many positive trends evident in 2022 and the first half of 2023. In fact, in 2023, total engagement and contacts...
5 unlikely recruitment ideas
Jul 19, 2023
The struggle to attract qualified employees seems never-ending lately, and the impact on both the bottom line and your organization’s desired outcomes is significant. The financial strain is evident,...
Are you doing enough to keep your residents safe?
Jul 05, 2023
Emergency planning is crucial to safeguarding the well-being of individuals in long-term care settings during unforeseen events. By being proactive and implementing comprehensive plans, facilities can...