So much has been written, proposed and discussed about improving care in skilled nursing and long-term care, but nothing really changes. In the April issue of McKnight’s, an article addressed President...
Volunteering opened my eyes to the plight of our LTC system
Dec 06, 2021
Several weeks ago, I began volunteering as a care assistant at a nursing home that is part of the system my husband works for. It has been a rewarding, eye-opening, and somewhat concerning experience that...
Slow down: Rushed care elicits behavioral responses from residents with dementia
Nov 30, 2021
Strategic workplace management may help to prevent instances of rushed care that can lead to resident behaviors such as hitting and yelling, a new study of nursing home caregivers suggests.
Older adults with dementia half as likely to move to a nursing home if they live with adult children:...
Sep 13, 2021
Researchers at the University of Michigan have found major differences in potential family caregiver availability — and likelihood of moving to a nursing home — based on the gender, race, ethnicity,...
A caregiver named Sammy
Jul 02, 2021
It is not an unusual story. A 90-year-old man suddenly is having trouble breathing, his heart is enlarged, and his kidneys are slowing down in their functioning. A care conference is called and the family,...
Essential caregiver visitation rights would be guaranteed during public health emergencies under new...
Jul 01, 2021
Long-term care providers would be required to ensure essential caregivers have continued visitation access during future public health emergencies under a new bipartisan proposal.
Lawmakers try to wedge open door to nursing home visitors with mandated ‘caregiving’ program
Feb 05, 2021
Vaccination campaigns and reduced COVID-19 transmission may soon bring visitors back to nursing homes, but officials in one state are using legislation to wedge the doors open now.
Campaign recruits millennials to take up long-term care torch
Jun 08, 2018
A national aging services organization on Thursday launched a new campaign aimed at bringing a new generation of caregiving advocates into the fold.
Leading their own life: Marylanders with dementia
Mar 07, 2018
Remaining social can be a struggle for residents who are grappling with dementia, but one senior-care provider may have found a way to alleviate it.
Antibiotic stewardship — embrace the change
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Feb 06, 2018
Antibiotic stewardship is a change you need to embrace. You can’t just say I prefer it the old way, give everyone an antibiotic who asks for one and that will be that. But I get it. You are willing...