Staff turnover hurting nurse-physician communication, study finds
May 05, 2022
Ongoing staffing shortages in nursing homes are making it difficult for nurses to communicate and efficiently share changes in conditions for residents, a new study has found.
Introducing the new face of your economic buyer
Feb 24, 2022
Thirty-nine million economic buyers, otherwise known as adult children, are ignored in the current senior care system.
Taking control back
Oct 19, 2021
I think it’s important that we recognize the impact COVID has had on our staff — and in some cases, recognize the damage it has done. Our staff are experiencing dissatisfaction and disconnection at...
Sep 15, 2021
Testing our leadership skills, especially our communication skills, is certainly difficult these days. Effective communication is always a challenge, but when our emotions are running high and exhaustion...
Use the ‘5 C’s’ to tackle COVID vaccine hesitancy, physicians say
Jun 04, 2021
The reasons for vaccine hesitancy — a delay in acceptance or refusal to be vaccinated — can be boiled down to five important factors that may help clinicians understand and better approach this issue,...
Listening in at the intersection of policy and pain
Mar 10, 2021
My obsession with podcasts began a few years ago, when I spent quite a bit of time on the road. Naturally, I found true crime podcasts the best sidekick for long solo drives, and my library remains stacked...
Excuse me, what did you say?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Mar 09, 2021
Come on, we’ve all done it: misheard a song lyric but proudly sang it out at the top of our lungs. I still remember Mom at an “oldies” concert where they were playing “Mony Mony” by Tommy...
AMDA’s new COVID vaccine PowerPoint can help answer resident, staff concerns
Dec 09, 2020
A toolkit created by industry clinicians aims to help long-term care operators address questions about getting vaccinated. A PowerPoint presentation is available to share with staff and residents.
Thanksgiving comfort: Phone calls, emails work best to reduce residents’ loneliness, boost spirits
Nov 24, 2020
According to the Yale School of Public Health, regular phone calls or emails may provide the most solace for people living in long-term care facilities. This includes remote calls, and phone calls while...
Act now to avert a holiday season fiasco
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Oct 20, 2020
The holidays are typically a busy time for long-term care centers, filled with special activities and extra visitors. Because of the pandemic, this year will be much different.