As we all prepare for the upcoming Phase 2 Requirements of Participation with an increased focus on comprehensive person-centered care planning, we could all learn a few things from my in-laws.
Person-centered confusion — and the value of a milkshake
Aug 08, 2017
It was a bit disheartening to read some of the comments we received on a story covering a resident-focused care session at a recent national conference. The commenters seemed to immediately pole vault...
Long-term care facilities refusing free CMS resource on dementia, nurses association says
Jul 17, 2014
Some nursing homes are not accepting a dementia training resource sent by the government, even though it is free and recommended, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Nursing.
Also in the news for June 17, 2014 . . .
Jun 17, 2014
U.S. ranks highly for person-centered care but trails other countries for efficiency … Worker accused of “imprisoning” a nursing home resident pleads not guilty … AMEN protocol...
Nursing home culture change is linked to a decrease in survey deficiencies, research shows
Feb 13, 2014
Nursing homes that initiated culture change between 2004 and 2009 saw a noteworthy decrease in health-related survey deficiency citations, according to recently published research. The investigators describe...
Playing tennis, and the ‘what if?’ game
Jan 21, 2014
Watching the Australian Open tennis tournament, where temperatures have been hovering around 110 degrees, has helped my recovery from the recent polar vortex. It’s also unexpectedly prompted me to...
LTC campaign revamps goals
Oct 01, 2013
The Advancing Excellence campaign is calling on skilled nursing providers to use a set of updated goals to create a framework for achieving better care.