Facility management

6 steps to clean restrooms

April 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Taking these actions can help keep your facility sanitary—and make it easier for residents and visitors to tell.

Joerns, RecoverCare announce merger

April 16, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Products, equipment sales and support will be enhanced as two major healthcare equipment providers unite.

Preparedness protected residents, Village Shalom chief says

April 15, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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.

One killed at senior living community in Kansas

April 14, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

One person was killed outside a senior living community in Kansas yesterday, the media are reporting. If you're concerned that a similar event could happen at your community, you may find these Long-Term Living resources helpful.


Part 2: CCRC shopping: One couple's view

April 8, 2014     Donald H. Hoffman, EdD, and Sandra Hoffman, RN
As this Kentucky couple continues a six-state tour of for-profit CCRCs, one mantra stands firm: First impressions matter.

Making direct care more appealing

March 18, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Addressing reasons for staff turnover could help ensure quality and cost control in your facility while improving the lives of your employees. One initiative offers some solutions. What would you add?

'Active shooter' events: Balancing resident, staff safety

March 13, 2014     James Minninger and Steve Wilder

The mission statement and core values of your facility probably contain wording and ideology related to compassionate resident care. The active shooter policy for your facility also should consider that care, and it must consider the safety of employees, too....

Illegal pesticide use trial set to begin

March 11, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

A federal indictment charges that a pest control company’s misuse of products endangered public health and the environment in a score of Southern nursing homes.


Celebrate Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week

March 10, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

To the industry's hard-working long-term care administrators, thank you!

Waiting for spring

March 10, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Across the country, this has been a hard winter. In north central Ohio, where Long-Term Living’s resident blogger Kathleen Mears lives, the weather has taken its toll on residents. Read how one facility coped with cabin fever.

Focus groups: A window into your organization

March 6, 2014     Michael Lepore, PhD

Stakeholder surveys can reveal what organizations and residents value—and where long-term care facilities are missing the mark.

Flooring trends: Carpet's new options

March 4, 2014     Joe Versluis

Is your long-term or post-acute care facility ready for a remodel? Carpeting choices may deserve a fresh look in your flooring decisions.

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