PAWSIC aims to elevate LTC wound care, skin standards
Nov 07, 2023
A former Genesis HealthCare executive has launched a national collaborative meant to educate long-term care professionals on all aspects of wound care and skin health.
Open eyes and open ears to drink in LTC, life
Nov 03, 2023
With chaos engulfing me, I glide through the airport terminal in my own blissful little world. My earbuds firmly in noise cancellation mode, all I hear are the glorious chords of Rachmaninoff’s Piano...
Palliative care study highlights importance of psychosocial support for LTC workers
Jun 30, 2023
Even the most confident of long-term care staff, sure of their knowledge and skills, reported “notable difficulties” providing palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a...
Simulation training only a ‘partial solution’ for nursing shortage, LTC nurse leader says
May 19, 2023
Nursing students in New York state will now be able to complete up to one-third of their clinical training through simulation experiences. But more investment will be needed to build back the workforce,...
Knowledge of staff care patterns may help curb spread of drug-resistant bugs in LTC: study
Apr 05, 2023
Researchers observed care interactions across 25 nursing homes in seven states. Results suggest that these patterns are a key factor in identifying targets for infection prevention and control.
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Nov 09, 2022
Class action lawsuit against NY nursing home for patient deaths … NJ veteran’s nursing home accused of putting residents in immediate jeopardy … Study finds disparities in LTC patients’ access...
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Oct 18, 2022
Though facility staff shortages down by one-fourth in 2022, specific trouble areas remain … Maryland gives nursing homes $25 million of new COVID funds … NY gives state-employed nurses big raises …...
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Oct 10, 2022
End-of-life healthcare expense higher for those with Parkinson’s than those without, says study … AHCA/NCAL release addresses federal staffing minimum and related cost solutions … Law says LTC facilities...
A great way to improve LTC. But can it happen?
Oct 07, 2022
Welcome to hub-based long-term care. It’s not a reality yet, but it might be in the near future, if some of the field’s deepest thinkers have their way.
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Oct 07, 2022
Paper analyzes government policy’s role in creating LTC problems … Shoes and wheelchairs spread MRSA in LTC facilities, study finds … Study reports dementia care program in nursing homes well received