As with Afghanistan, some veterans homes have collapsed under the weight of a crisis, despite the backing of the U.S. government.
Lining up for the great hand-hygiene escape
Jun 30, 2021
When’s the last time your employees lined up during lunch breaks for voluntary training? Proving again that healthcare workers are among the world’s most resourceful, a team from the Central Texas...
Veterans more likely to lose a limb to chronic disease than battle, study finds
Jan 27, 2021
An analysis of health records from veterans up to age 76 show that peripheral arterial disease and diabetes are prevalent in amputees, while trauma is rarely a cause of amputation.
A sweet honor: Operator recognizes veterans with Pie Day celebration
Nov 11, 2020
There are few words or actions praiseworthy enough to thank veterans of the United States armed forces for their service and sacrifice to defend this country. One long-term care operator is doing its best...
Nation’s first COVID-19 criminal charges against nursing home leaders filed in Massachusetts
James M. Berklan
Sep 25, 2020
Two leaders of a veterans home where 76 patients died due to the coronavirus were criminally charged Friday morning, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
Lawmaker calls for ‘science’ as guide to VA COVID-19 care after controversial experimental drug use
Aug 11, 2020
A U.S. congresswoman is seeking answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ following a state-run center’s decision to prescribe a controversial drug to nursing home residents battling COVID-19.
Administrators suspended at veterans nursing home hard hit by COVID-19
May 29, 2020
Two top administrators at a veterans nursing home hit hard by the coronavirus were suspended indefinitely by Pennsylvania military leaders. The suspension comes as state officials investigate the nursing...
Nov 15, 2018
It was my birthday yesterday — the same day I found out that Fernald, a World War II veteran and one of the wisest, bravest and most adorable people I’ve ever known, had passed away.
Heroes bring us together
Oct 18, 2018
Ever tempted to lose your faith in the essential goodness of human nature? Worried that our country is irreparably divided? A flight across the country with a group of iconic war heroes from long-term...
Actively honoring those who served
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
May 29, 2018
As I reflect on Memorial Day and all those who have bravely put their lives on the line for our freedom, I think of the veterans who reside in our facilities, and how we shouldn’t consider them veterans...