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Dish up some family history this holiday

November 26, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Take advantage of family togetherness this season and encourage conversations about medical history and capturing fond memories.

CEO charged in $190M investment scheme

November 24, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the head of Global Healthcare REIT of money-mixing and defrauding investors.

ANA appoints new president of ANCC

November 24, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Patricia Reid Ponte, a nursing executive, researcher and educator, has been tapped as the next president of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

Rising acuity, changing LTC needs in Canada

November 24, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Caring for residents with growing complexities and chronic care requirements isn't an isolated event; Canadians are experiencing much the same trends, notes a new Ontario Long-Term Care Association report.

Connecticut to require comprehensive employee background check for long-term care facilities

November 23, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

The state Department of Public Health launched an applicant background check Web portal designed to protect residents and help long-term care providers identify offenders who might not be suited to work at their facilities.

Leg strength associated with brain health in older women

November 23, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Researchers found older women with strong legs had better cognition, suggesting leg power can be used to predict cognitive ageing in women. 

Report: Liability costs expected to rise in 2016

November 20, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Liability loss rates vary widely among individual states depending on tort reform, use of arbitration, the jittery market and many other factors, notes a new analysis.

Person-centered care benchmarking survey under way

November 19, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The LTC industry needs YOU! Be sure to contribute to this new national benchmarking survey on the current state of person-centered care delivery in long-term care.

Brain fitness program improved cognition and brain size

November 19, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A multidisciplinary study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment not caused by Alzheimer’s disease was found to improve cognition and reverse hippocampal atrophy through a 12-week program.

Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases attributed to 9 risk factors

November 19, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A comprehensive review of past Alzheimer's disease research identifies nine strong risk factors. Some of those risks are modifiable, suggesting preventative treatments could reduce disease onset.


A tale of two transfers

November 25, 2015     Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN

Avoiding legal issues with improper resident transfers takes close examination of the reason why transfers are needed and all the right documentation.

Thankful for

November 23, 2015     Kathleen Mears

A friend's close call with a heart attack is plenty to be thankful for, but a stranger's random act of kindness is something blogger Kathleen Mears won't ever forget.

A reality tea

November 14, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Anyone can have a bad day, but resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how a simple gesture can show someone you care.

Planning for a new power chair

November 9, 2015     Kathleen Mears

When it's time for new wheels, planning and communication are crucial for residents, provider and equipment vendors, says resident blogger Kathleen Mears.