I am sure many of you heard that the first media Batman, Adam West, passed away on June 9. I feel like some of my childhood passed away with him. You see, he made an immense impact on pop culture at the...
Playing the LTC lottery
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Oct 25, 2016
After reading a recent New York Times Opinion piece about the uses of lotteries to solve social problems, I began contemplating their potential application to long-term care. An element of fun might be...
Latest Alzheimer’s discovery looks like a real eye-opener
Jun 05, 2015
Extra sleep can help fruit flies overcome Alzheimer’s-like memory problems, according to new research out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
A new approach to Alzheimer’s care
Charlotte Dell, L.M.S.W.
Mar 18, 2015
When I watched “50 First Dates,” I had an idea: If watching a video could help a character with memory loss, perhaps it could be applied to Alzheimer’s care. That was the beginning of...
McKnight’s Tech Awards here again to honor you
James M. Berklan
May 01, 2014
Hidden gems are often the best kind. They surprise us and keep us hopeful and optimistic for the future. This is how I feel about McKnight’s Technology Awards, the third annual version of which is...
HD Supply releases catalog
Apr 29, 2014
HD Supply recently released its new Resident Care and Environmental Services catalog.
Leadership through laughter
Mar 28, 2014
I am often reminded how lucky we are to come to work and experience something new, exciting, and fun every day. I’m sure you feel the same way. Our team laughs often, and many times we laugh quite...
The day the music died
Nov 27, 2013
Is your community staying competitive with new changes in resident entertainment? There are ways to use music to increase the happiness of your residents.
Caring means remembering the ‘who’
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jul 09, 2013
I have read two things that really got me thinking how it’s imperative we have to know “who” our residents are. Not by disease or condition, but by their history.
Management companies spared in suit
Jul 01, 2013
Nursing home management agreements may run afoul of federal law, but it’s hard to argue that having a third-party manager hurts resident care. This was the message from Judge Jon S. Tigar, who recently...