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The 12 steps of QAPI: Step 10: Plan, conduct and document PIPs

Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM

QAPI expert Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, offers valuable resources and advice on establishing performance improvement projects to remedy problems in care practices.

Protect residents from financial abuse

Tom Ealey

New federal guidance outlines the responsibilities and actions a facility needs to take when it suspects a resident is a victim of a financial crime.

Developing today’s (and tomorrow’s) LTC leaders

Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, PhD, MPH, and Douglas Olson, PhD, MBA, NHA, FACHCA

The quality of a long-term care facility is enhanced by administrators educated in the operations and best practices necessary to run a person-focused organization. Administrator-in-training programs offer specialized training and field experience.

Decision aids can encourage advanced planning

August 1, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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In long-term care, advance directives, medical power of attorney, living will and so on are acquired during the admissions process. Their importance becomes more relevant as resident experiences changes in health status.

Brookdale, Emeritus complete merger

August 1, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The expanded Brookdale Senior Living Inc. now operates in 46 states via 1,100 communities covering the full spectrum of senior living options.

Ascension forms national senior health ministry

July 30, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The country’s largest Catholic non-profit restructures its senior services under a single national organization.

Abandoning net neutrality would hurt seniors, AARP says

July 30, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Abandoning an open Internet and prioritizing the transmission of some online content over other content would hurt older adults who rely on their computers for medical monitoring and other services, the AARP has told the Federal Communications Commission.

Mechanical device could aid stroke recovery

July 30, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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A mechanical device coupled with thought patterns could someday help stroke survivors regain their hand movements.

 

Wound care tests enter clinical trials

July 30, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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A European company seeks FDA approval for chronic wound protease and bacterial tests to predict wound infections.

 

Conference on Aging leader, website announced

July 29, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A leader, website and potential topics for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging have been announced.

AMDA leader named to Baldrige Award board

July 29, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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AMDA's executive director has been chosen to help screen nominations for a national award that recognizes organizational innovation and performance excellence.

ALFA board names five new directors

July 29, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Five new directors join seven officers and 12 members of the Assisted Living Federation of America board to help the organization execute a plan to increase advocacy efforts and other initiatives to address an evolving marketplace.

Cloud-based personal safety system designed for LTC

July 29, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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Sensor-based personal safety system alerts caregivers to residents in need without relying on pendants or push buttons.

 

Blogs

Take employee safety concerns seriously

July 30, 2014     Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

You cannot retaliate against an employee just because he or she exercised the right to demand a safe work environment and perhaps filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. But here's what you can do.

A surprise transport

July 28, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Not only distance but transportation arrangements can make a trip to the doctor’s office a logistical nightmare for a person with disabilities.

They're older and loving it

July 25, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Older adults in the news, surveys and research show that aging can be something to look forward to.

3 ways to improve the health of your referral relationships

July 24, 2014     Luke Fannon

You can learn a lot from those who love you, those who like you and those who hate you. Put that knowledge to work to improve your financial well-being.