Mask prioritization ‘upside-down’; eldercare workers should be No. 1 recipient: report
Mar 15, 2021
Frontline staff may be exposed to as much or more cough and COVID-19 droplets than ICU workers performing intubations, according to some researchers and anesthesiologists.
Moral distress a common problem among physicians in eldercare
Feb 25, 2020
Four in ten doctors experience significant moral distress when caring for elders who cannot participate in decision-making, a new study finds.
Bulk of nursing home work for nurse practitioners remains nonclinical, finds study
Feb 10, 2020
The role of a nurse practitioner in these settings is a hybrid of nursing consultant and a fee‐for‐service clinician, say researchers.
Solid staff immunization strategy benefits all, says quality advocate
Jan 23, 2020
In eldercare settings, the risks of infectious outbreaks go beyond the direct impact of the illness, the ECRI Institute claims.
Time to take the plunge?
Jun 01, 2014
I’ll never forget my first encounter with the high diving board at Sherman Park pool.
5 lessons long-term care providers can learn from Joan Lunden
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Jun 13, 2013
Award-winning journalist and author Joan Lunden has learned a lot from dealing with her 94-year-old mother’s housing and care. Also a physician’s daughter, she recently passed along to me some...
Handrails offer additional assistance to residents
Jun 12, 2013
C/S Eldercare Interiors recently introduced two new handrails that are designed for use in eldercare settings.
Senate bill seeks to empower long-term care ombudsmen, strengthen eldercare workforce
May 24, 2013
Senate lawmakers are seeking to strengthen and expand the long-term care ombudsman program and boost the eldercare workforce through a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965. The measure was...
Planning for the eldercare boom
Apr 22, 2013
Geriatric care providers and healthcare professionals see where our current system is failing seniors, and family caregivers, but what are we doing to improve it, change it, or create a new system?
Cooperation needed between organized and non-organized labor to care for boomers
Sep 05, 2012
Organized labor groups will need to collaborate with non-union direct care workers in order for the eldercare workforce to meet the significant needs of an aging population, experts contend.