While staffing shortages have plagued the long-term care industry for quite some time, the coronavirus pandemic has certainly shone a spotlight on the issue and worsened it. At the start of...
All by myself
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jun 29, 2021
When I am nervous about something, I hate being by myself. I want to know what to expect, what’s going to happen next, and most importantly, that there is somebody that’s got my back. I don’t think...
Managing transition-associated traumas: Making the move to long-term care a success
Mar 02, 2021
A move into an eldercare community can be stressful and sometimes traumatic. One unique phenomenon I observed while working with families during such moves was the collapse of the process in its final...
Ethical principles: Respect for those we serve
Mary Eleanor Wickersham
Feb 01, 2021
My mother’s name was called, and we left the waiting room to approach the hospital desk to complete paperwork for her outpatient procedure. The clerk immediately began to ask me questions. “What is...
Dementia diagnosis often means death within five years, study finds
Apr 20, 2020
More than half of adults diagnosed with dementia die within five years – signaling a need for informed conversations about care, say researchers.
Will the new mantra for nursing home operators be ‘quality over quantity’? Yes and no
Apr 16, 2018
A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation confirms a shift that most skilled care operators can relate to. While resident occupancy levels continue to bottom out, the new arrivals are in worse shape...