A new SCAN Foundation campaign aims to provide support and provoke discussion or the 10 million millennials who currently act as family caregivers, group executives said.
Change the approach of dementia care
Mar 09, 2015
Professional care partners have the desire to see residents flourish using best care practices but lack the education. Once they begin to employ the new techniques, they are shocked to see how residents...
3 ways facility-based provider organizations can innovate
Jan 05, 2015
Current modes of long-term care service delivery, such as assisted living, nursing home and private duty home care providers, will lose unless they begin to innovate a patient-centered, setting-agnostic...
The silver lining in the caregiver crisis
Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Ph.D.
Dec 04, 2013
As we enter the holiday season, AARP’s recent report on caregiving highlights the impact of changing demographics in American households: there will be dramatic shortages of paid and unpaid caregivers...
Playing it forward
Nov 01, 2013
It wasn’t expected. He just up and died. One day he was happily walking the Earth with the rest of us, the next he was gone. I barely knew him and don’t know the back-story, just that it happened...
Early dementia screening is accurate but pointless, researchers find
Oct 23, 2013
Assessment tools can effectively identify people in the early stages of dementia, but existing evidence suggests there is no pressing reason to do this type of cognitive screening, according to newly published...
Senior care priorities and questions
Sep 06, 2013
Why is there such a divergence in senior care when state and federal regulations are pretty much the same across this great country of ours? I suspect the answer lies in how individual organizations prioritize...
Lawmakers want all direct caregivers to be licensed
Mar 05, 2012
Iowa lawmakers are considering legislation that would require direct care workers in nursing homes to be licensed and meet training standards.
Happy holidays: ’tis the season for more rehab work
Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L
Dec 08, 2011
It’s that time of year again, the when our hospitals and nursing facilities start to fill up with patients suffering from new fractures, falls, pneumonia and other cardio-pulmonary diseases. However,...