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Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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. 

Training for dementia-friendly communication

October 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

October 11, 2016  |  Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP

Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.

CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

October 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

Brush Development launches first U.S. Association Montessori Internationale dementia training center

August 15, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) approach to dementia care focuses on individual approaches to connection, confidence, interaction and tasks.

CMS to SNFs: Get your social media policies in place

August 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

July 21, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready.

Ethics and professionalism

July 8, 2016  |  By Lorre Baird, BS, AP-BC, ADC, CDP

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.

The art of conflict resolution

May 10, 2016  |  Keith Rinier, BSW, MSW

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.

Train staff, residents in signs of stroke

May 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

May is National Stroke Awareness month, so consider holding refresher training—for staff and residents—on the signs and symptoms of stroke.

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