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In this issue: The new CMS Mega Rule, musical memory therapy, infection preventionists, wander management and more.
A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics emphasizes the ethical obligation of clinicians to reach out to loved ones of residents with dementia.
The didactic approach to training doesn’t work for everyone, and those who serve residents with dementia say staff training is a lot more than words.
The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.
Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.
The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.
There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director.
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) approach to dementia care focuses on individual approaches to connection, confidence, interaction and tasks.
CMS has issued a notice to state officials to ensure nursing homes have proper policies in place to prohibit employees from capturing footage of residents and sharing on social media with the intent to humiliate or make fun of them.
Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready.
Integrity and ethical standards can open doors for caregivers and show how professionalism can be a differentiator both in terms of staff and the business.
When family emotions and workplace stressors combine, long-term care communities can become powderkegs of conflict. Train staff how to spot conflict breweing and how to intervene.
May is National Stroke Awareness month, so consider holding refresher training—for staff and residents—on the signs and symptoms of stroke.