Facility management

'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.

The weight of first impressions

February 27, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

More seniors are skipping the quickie day-tour and researching possible CCRCs through longer-stay visits. What kind of impression would your facility make if the "guest tour" lasted for four days and nights?

5 strategies to position your facility as a care leader

February 20, 2014     Jeff Stewart, NHA

Relationships with external decision-makers, such as physicians and hospital CEOs and directors, are key to your being able to serve their post-acute and long-term care needs and are vital to maintaining a consistently strong skilled resident census at your...

Challenging surveys

February 18, 2014     Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Deficiencies and enforcement actions don't always have to be accepted without a challenge. Long-Term Living's legal expert, Alan Horowitz, explains the steps to appealing state survey deficiency reports.

Ordering out

February 10, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Even long-term care residents enjoy treating themselves to their favorite pizza, chicken, Chinese food or what have you. In congregate living, however, it can pose a problem.

Effects of Quebec fire extend south and across an ocean

February 7, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In the wake of a Quebec senior home fire, Tennessee officials give thanks for their sprinklers and U.K. fire safety experts call for more protections for the elderly in housing facilities there.

7 strategies for 2014

February 5, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Grooming your business for 2014 and beyond involves fresh views, retrained skills and new ways to interact with the local markets.

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