Facility management

HealthSouth expands PAC presence with Reliant Hospital Partners acquisition

June 15, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor

On June 11, the post-acute services provider announced plans to buy the operations arm of Reliant Hospital Partners for $730 million.

The dish on dining

June 8, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Surveys repeatedly cite food as a major factor in customer satisfaction. If residents and their families aren’t happy with meals, they tend to find fault in other service areas.

Warmer temperatures—outside and in

June 8, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Bring a sweater. It's difficult to maintain an air temperature that satisfies all residents in a congregate living setting. Some residents may be too warm and others may be too cold when the air conditioning kicks on.

The laundry quandary

June 4, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Clothes that maintain their color, size and shape please residents and their families and also provide visible evidence to prospective residents of the quality of care and services you provide. How do you satisfy staff members and regulators, too? Here are...

Patient handling, falls and violence top occupational injuries of healthcare workers

April 29, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Nurses and aides incur more on-the-job injuries than physicians, dentists, interns and residents, according to data examined by the Occupational Health Safety Network.

Spring into safety

April 1, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Maintenance and housekeeping staff are the first line of defense in keeping residents and staff safe, healthy and secure in a long-term care environment.

Relocated during cleaning

March 16, 2015     Kathleen Mears

While some residents balk at vacating their rooms for scheduled cleaning and maintenance, they are happy settling back down in a refreshed, relaxing environment.

Sprinkler systems save lives

February 25, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Two recent fires—one a tragedy, one a triumph—prove the wisdom of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandate to require sprinkler systems in skilled nursing facilities.

4 steps to protect residents from financial fraud

February 17, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The federal government has produced a free guide to help senior living operators and staff members combat the financial exploitation of residents, which has implications beyond those you might expect.

Risk management resource is launched

February 4, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

New website offers the latest information on risk management topics to keep your staff, residents and organization ahead of accidents or injuries.

Top 10 bed bug cities in America

January 23, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

Don’t pick up hitchhikers, especially those that are difficult to see. Bed bugs like to travel. New data from Orkin names the leading destinations on a bed bug’s itinerary.

Top 5 legal blogs of 2014

December 30, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Surveys, sexuality and social media were among the hot topics for readers of our legal blogs in 2014.

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