Facility management

The weight of first impressions

February 27, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

More seniors are skipping the quickie day-tour and researching possible CCRCs through longer-stay visits. What kind of impression would your facility make if the "guest tour" lasted for four days and nights?

5 strategies to position your facility as a care leader

February 20, 2014     Jeff Stewart, NHA

Relationships with external decision-makers, such as physicians and hospital CEOs and directors, are key to your being able to serve their post-acute and long-term care needs and are vital to maintaining a consistently strong skilled resident census at your...

Challenging surveys

February 18, 2014     Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Deficiencies and enforcement actions don't always have to be accepted without a challenge. Long-Term Living's legal expert, Alan Horowitz, explains the steps to appealing state survey deficiency reports.

Ordering out

February 10, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Even long-term care residents enjoy treating themselves to their favorite pizza, chicken, Chinese food or what have you. In congregate living, however, it can pose a problem.

Effects of Quebec fire extend south and across an ocean

February 7, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In the wake of a Quebec senior home fire, Tennessee officials give thanks for their sprinklers and U.K. fire safety experts call for more protections for the elderly in housing facilities there.

7 strategies for 2014

February 5, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Grooming your business for 2014 and beyond involves fresh views, retrained skills and new ways to interact with the local markets.

12 steps to QAPI: Step 1: Leadership

January 30, 2014     Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM

In the first installment of our series on achieving Quality Assurance Performance Improvement, Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, a quality improvement facilitator and TeamSTEPPS trainer, explains the importance of leadership engagement, responsibility and...

Fire and ice

January 28, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A tragedy in Canada holds lessons in fire safety for us all—when was the last time you asked your employees to practice their fire emergency protocols? Updated: Jan. 30, 2014

Death toll rises in Quebec nursing home blaze; officials question sprinkler laws

January 27, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The recent tragedy at a Canadian nursing home prompts new discussions on fire sprinklers and fire safety protocols. When was the last time you reviewed your fire emergency process?

Death toll continues to climb in Canadian nursing home fire

January 24, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

A nursing home blaze leaves five people dead and more than 30 others missing. A search for the missing continues.

Is a liquor license key to attracting boomers?

January 23, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Many of today’s seniors enjoy a daily cocktail. It’s their way of relaxing and putting the day’s worries behind them, to toast an achievement or cap off a celebration. Does senior living mark an end to that social outlet?

When aides move on

January 21, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Residents may form strong friendships with their caregivers, But whether an aide quit or was let go, consistent coverage on the floor must be provided.

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