Facility management

Is this help or harassment?

September 29, 2014     Kathleen Mears
blog

The following account illustrates the importance of screening before hiring. Bad employees can ruin a facility’s reputation and a resident’s quality of life. 

A new offering in LTC amenities: Electric charging stations

September 18, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
blog

They never drove Model Ts, but today’s seniors did grow up on Mustangs, Corvettes and Camaros. Because of the boomers’ willingness to embrace new motoring experiences, hybrid automobiles have found a niche in the senior sector.

Technology can build community among residents' families, staff

September 5, 2014     Sharon Risser, BSN
article

One assisted living community supplemented existing communication efforts by using a web platform to relay everyday interactions to residents' family members. In this way, the community strengthened ties and also improved marketing efforts.

RN staffing bill set to increase minimum hours

August 21, 2014     Judi Kulus, NHA, RN, MAT, RAC-MT, C-NE
article

Providing 24/7 RN coverage in nursing homes is the goal of a new bill introduced July 31. Having the most highly qualified professionals available ensures that residents receive optimal care at any hour of the day.

How to align resources for post-acute care

August 20, 2014     Jim Bowe
article

A post-acute care operator needs to take advantage of seismic changes in healthcare delivery and get in the game. Here's how.

One-on-one with...Leah Klusch

August 13, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
article

Making use of newer guidance and data from the government, as well as improving communication with other entities and perfecting a person-centered approach to care, should be priorities for clinical and operational leaders in long-term care, according to...

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

July 31, 2014     Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, PhD, MPH, and Douglas Olson, PhD, MBA, NHA, FACHCA
article

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.

3 keys to facility security

July 3, 2014     Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS
blog

Three steps can help long-term care facility administrators ensure that security is an integral part of their overall management plans.

Legionnaires’ disease in LTC facilities: A hidden threat

June 11, 2014     By Yusen E. Lin, PhD, MBA, and Victor L. Yu, MD
article

A new standard proposes the implementation of stronger safeguards against Legionnaires' disease, the incidence of which is increasing. The elderly are particularly vulnerable, and long-term care facilities that don't take precautions might find...

A small house can mean a big difference, speakers say

May 12, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
article

A senior living provider and general contractor share what they have learned through the process of building of five small house neighborhoods and delivering person-centered skilled nursing care. See the photo gallery, too.

Leaders of Tomorrow: Anna Ortigara, MSN

May 5, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
article

Long-Term Living Leaders of TomorrowLong-Term Living 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow honoree Anna...

State makes emergency transportation available

May 1, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
news

Nursing homes in Georgia can register for government assistance with transporting residents to safety in the event of a hurricane.

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