NIC: Residents’ care needs have grown as staffing remains top challenge for operators … FDA: Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine effective, but heart risks a concern … U.S. cancer screenings fell 80% during...
An LTC hero rises above a deadly natural disaster
May 11, 2022
Cassie Morris, the assistant director of nursing at Mayfield Health and Rehab, the top manager on site at the time, presciently led a practice drill just hours before a major twister hit. That and other...
Slow down: Rushed care elicits behavioral responses from residents with dementia
Nov 30, 2021
Strategic workplace management may help to prevent instances of rushed care that can lead to resident behaviors such as hitting and yelling, a new study of nursing home caregivers suggests.
Telehealth reduces stress, increases access to care for nursing home residents: study
Nov 05, 2021
The use of telehealth visits to see patients not only reduced stress for nursing home residents, but also increased their access to convenient care, according to a study led by researchers at the University...
Chitchat is your new favorite
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Oct 18, 2021
One of my favorite holiday movies is “Elf.” A movie about a human, who is raised at the North Pole as an elf. When Buddy, our main character, finds out he is human (an absolutely hysterical scene),...
Chair-based exercise boosts function for ambulatory and wheelchair-using residents
Apr 30, 2021
Creative chair-based exercise may lead to significant improvement in a variety of mobility, cognitive and well-being measures, researchers say.
Private equity equates to poorer outcomes for nursing home residents, physician contends
Apr 21, 2021
For-profit nursing homes have put residents at higher risk of death during the pandemic and are a poor deal for elders overall, according to a cardiologist and researcher.
New meds may not solve residents’ sleep problems, expert says
May 26, 2020
Consider these alternatives before reaching for the prescription pad or clicking “order” in the EMR, says a University of Southern California gerontologist.
Residents prone to illness caused by poor oral hygiene
Sep 26, 2019
Nursing facility residents are at increased risk of health problems due to poor oral hygiene, according to a review by dental and medical experts.
How do they sleep at night?
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Oct 10, 2017
Residents arrive at our doors, with sleep likely harmed by illness and pain, and changes in circadian rhythms. While we can’t alter some of these factors, as care providers we can become more attuned...