March 01, 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: March 01, 2018

Peggy King

Reader poll: What are you known for in your workplace?

“I am known for letting the creative side of my brain take the driver’s seat and see what magic comes. My colleagues might say that I’m always talking about the stories and accomplishments of our residents or stakeholders. My motto is ‘Why not share great stories and shout them from a mountain!?’” — Peggy King,…

Things I think: Surviving the treadmill

Exercise can be hazardous to your health. Like antipsychotics, its pursuit should include a black box warning that atypical, or even typical, fitness attempts carry increased risk of injury and embarrassment. Personally, I favor a nationwide initiative to reduce its use, especially after hearing what happened to my friend Janet (not her real name, which…

OSHA says to protect staff

A federal investigation recently found that a Colorado nursing home failed to adequately protect staff from violent residents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in late January cited and fined Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford more than $9,000. OSHA said Pioneer must install more security cameras and alarms, remove dangerous items from violent…

High-fluid capacity disposables cut IAD

Replacing a non-permeable, reusable pad with a disposable, high-fluid capacity one can reduce the number of incontinence-associated dermatitis cases and lessen their severity, according to research in Ostomy Wound Management.

Golden fights $1.8M edict

An arbitrator ruled that Golden Living Centers owes $1.8 million in vacation pay to 2,000 former employees at 36 Pennsylvanianursing homes. The provider is fighting back. The company sold the facilities in question in 2016 and 2017. Unionized workers said they agreed to take half of their vacation pay if the sales were completed by…

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