One person was shot and killed outside an Overland Park, Kan., senior living community on Sunday, but the outcome could have been worse had staff members not been prepared for such an event, the community’s president and CEO says.
The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service has released first-quarter 2014 data related to occupancy, rent growth, annual absorption, inventory growth and construction in seniors housing.
Organizations serving those working in the long-term care industry are offering praise for the efforts of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as she resigns, and they also are looking to the future.
The Social Security Act says that pharmacists aren't providers. But many in the healthcare industry are now saying the expanded role of pharmacists, especially in long-term care, deserves another look.
Some healthcare professionals are raising concerns that more stringent glucose monitoring system standards proposed by the FDA would affect availability of the devices for use in nursing homes and other settings.
Screening for possible dementia is always a good idea, right? Maybe not, according to a new report from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which calls some early screening tests and their efficacy into question.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that delays enforcement of the “two midnight rule” for certain hospital stays as well as creates programs to establish readmission-related measures for skilled nursing facilities and rewards for those facilities that meet them.
Proper care of an ostomy site can avoid unnecessary infections and maintain a resident’s dignity and comfort. These tips and resources can help caregivers manage the challenges associated with pouching systems and help them foster positive attitudes in residents who have them.
Nursing homes must know where they are on the road to quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI). Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, explains the importance of Step 3 of QAPI implementation: self-assessment.