Facility management

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...

A small house can mean a big difference, speakers say

May 12, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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

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

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

Administrator turnover affects quality: study

April 18, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Administrative turnover is more important than facility size or location when it comes to quality of care in nursing homes, according to one study.

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.
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