Facility management

Vampire eyes

October 27, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Fads come and go. When younger employees wear extreme “fashions” on the job, however, it can be disturbing—if not frightening—to some residents.

Rat problem lands nursing home on watch list

October 20, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

While it’s challenging to maintain a completely pest-free facility, vigilance and professional attention are necessary to prevent infestations and provide a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff.

5 environmental tips to surviving allergy season in LTC

October 15, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

For many people, autumn is their favorite time of year. The air is crisp, the foliage is brilliant and warm days still pop up occasionally, drawing residents outdoors. It is also the season when pollens, molds and other allergens contaminate the air and...

Is this help or harassment?

September 29, 2014     Kathleen Mears

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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