Here at Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, we had no idea when our $80 million renovation project began that we would soon need every resource our new facility provided to face obstacles imposed...
A tradition gets updated
Oct 01, 2014
Hannah B.G. Shaw Home for the Aged gets with the times by expanding the rural site that once was the Shaw home.
Nursing home agrees to $225,000 settlement over charges of asbestos exposure
Sep 12, 2014
A California nursing home has agreed to a $225,000 settlement over charges that it did not handle asbestos properly during a renovation, according to local news sources.
Putting first things first
May 01, 2013
A recipe for a complicated nursing home renovation: Take one facility that hasn’t been updated in 45 years, add a strict budget and keep residents on site throughout the project. Columbia Health...
Feds change ‘onerous’ rules
Mar 02, 2013
Long-term care facilities that are undergoing a major renovation or are in the process of building a new structure may be eligible for a sprinkler system extension.
Big challenges ahead for therapy
Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L
Jun 12, 2012
A few years ago, my consulting company had the opportunity to work with a facility to implement a bariatric unit within a skilled nursing facility. This would seem an easy task, but the facility ended...
Sprinkler mandate fails to soak in
May 25, 2012
Ben Franklin warned us that death and taxes are life’s only certainties. But if you run a long-term care facility, feel free to add regulations to that list. And it looks like a doozy of a looming...
Leading by example: promoting culture change in nursing homes
Mar 01, 2009
One of the primary concepts behind the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas (PEAK) award is promoting culture change in nursing homes.
Culinary, design competitions big hits at nursing home convention
Oct 17, 2008
Two new spectacles garnered special attention this week at the annual conference of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Philadelphia: The Chef Challenge and the Last Designer...
En route to recovery
May 01, 2008
Rehab Road is the jewel of an Ohio facility’s progressive therapy environment that helps prepare residents for their trip back home.