Many of us have Thanksgiving Day traditions. It might be a special breakfast, or watching the Thanksgiving parade, best in show dog show or football on TV, or playing football with family and friends....
Thanks for telling your story
Nov 24, 2021
As a journalist, there’s not much better than writing a story that touches a nerve and gets people talking. When you share our work, we know we’ve hit on a critical topic or found a new perspective...
Season of giving
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Nov 16, 2021
As we head into a season of thanksgiving and generosity, I am so grateful for all of you. How you love every day. How special you are with your hearts of compassion and giving. I was recently reminded...
New York SNF brings annual Macy’s parade to residents
Dec 02, 2020
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took on a different look this year by restricting in-person attendance and turning it into a television-only event due to the ongoing public health crisis.
Thanksgiving comfort: Phone calls, emails work best to reduce residents’ loneliness, boost spirits
Nov 24, 2020
According to the Yale School of Public Health, regular phone calls or emails may provide the most solace for people living in long-term care facilities. This includes remote calls, and phone calls while...
CMS issues formal alert on how nursing homes should manage Thanksgiving visits
Nov 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirmed that it will be issuing an alert for providers on how they should manage residents and workers who may want to visit loved ones during the Thanksgiving...
81% of providers encouraging residents to stay put for Thanksgiving: survey
Nov 17, 2020
The increased risk of contracting COVID-19 has caused most long-term care providers to discourage residents from traveling to family gatherings for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, according to an industry...
AHCA: Be vigilant against COVID-19 this holiday season
Nov 13, 2020
Industry leaders are stressing that nursing homes and other long-term care operators should practice caution this holiday season to prevent setbacks on progress made earlier this year to reduce and prevent...
Gratitude workout: thankful practice tied to better sleep, reduced stress
Nov 26, 2019
A regular practice of giving thanks is tied to a wealth of good health outcomes, says an expert in the science of gratitude.
On food and feasts at your facility
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Nov 20, 2018
I spend a lot of time thinking about food every day, but with Thanksgiving feasts on our minds this week it’s a particularly good occasion to consider what and how we serve meals to residents and staff.