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Where did person-directed care go?

As we mark the one-year anniversary of life-altering changes brought about by COVID-19, I think about those aspects of life that left me, and those that have arrived. What has left me?  Air travel, eating in a restaurant, sitting in a coffee shop, seeing my family; hugging my son. What’s come into my life? Masks,…

Time for meaningful action on the CNA crisis

Staffing in nursing homes is a chronic problem that has been greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to get worse. Staff shortages, high turnover and the necessity to often work two jobs to make ends meet pose severe and immediate risks to nursing home residents, as well as to staff. The immediate,…

Webcast to ease mouth care for individuals with dementia or problem behaviors

Providers across a variety of senior care settings will learn the benefits of and best methods of providing oral care for individuals with dementia or related conditions. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to a variety of poor health outcomes. The hour-long session will begin at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday and feature the evidence-based training program “Mouth Care Without the Battle.” Presenters will include geriatrician Philip Sloan, MD, MPH; gerontologist and researcher Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD; psychologist Ann Louise Butrick; and dental hygienist Patricia Poole, RDH, MS, LPN.

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