2003 Subject Index

A
Abuse
Elder Justice Act, provisions and prospects, 10 (Jun)
survey readiness, and, 40 (Feb)

Accreditation
new JCAHO guidelines, 30 (Sep)

Activities
holiday celebrations, 20 (Dec)
Montessori approach, for Alzheimer’s, 58 (Jun)
Montgomery Place, diversity, 52 (Jun)
physical activity program, for elderly, 52 (Mar)
volunteering, rewards of, 44 (Apr)

Administrators
future supply of, 42 (Jan)
inspiration of, 8 (Mar)
“stuck in the middle,” facilitating staff interactions, 74 (Oct)

Aging in Place
marketing trap, as a, 12 (Oct)

AIDS Management
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, and, 22 (May)

Alzheimer’s Disease
Dorothy Seman approach, 34 (Sep)
home caregiving experience, 56 (Oct)
Montessori-based activities for, 58 (Jun)

American College of Health Care Administrators
convocation, 36 (Feb)

Assisted Living
affordability of, 10 (Sep)
ALFA policy, and, 104 (Oct)
Assisted Living Workgroup, ALFA position, 46 (Apr)
demographics, and, 50 (Aug)
fall prevention in, 60 (Jan)
hospitality perspective and, 62 (Mar)
Olmstead decision, and, Marycrest story, 50 (Jan)

B
Bariatric Care
one facility’s approach, 30 (Nov)

Bathing
The Spa at Arbor Acres, 29 (Jun)
wellness experience, as a, 108 (Oct)

Behavior Management
for “Shouters, Constant Call-Bell Ringers, and Complainers,” 78 (Oct)
risk management, and, 60 (Mar)

Buses
maintenance of, 55 (Aug)

C
Collections
eleven-point improvement approach, 56 (Mar)

Communications
future technology, 84 (Oct)
referral process, 64 (Nov)
telemedicine, and full-service LTC, 46 (Dec)
wireless update, 28 (Sep)

Computers
disaster recovery planning, and IT, 50 (Feb)
eliminating backup disasters, 68 (May)
HIPAA privacy policy, 30 (Mar)
HIPAA Privacy Rule, meeting deadline, 58 (Feb)
HIPAA transactions “reprieve,” 66 (Nov)
new IT products, 66 (May)
new vendor search rules, 46 (Aug)
telemedicine, and, 46 (Dec)
use in referral process, 64 (Nov)

Consultant Pharmacists
updated role of, 22 (Aug)

Corporate Compliance
symptoms of an ailing plan, 54 (Nov)

Crime Prevention
Senior Crimestoppers program, 32 (Oct)

Culture Change
Eden Alternative, promise and problems, 41 (Dec)
Pioneer Network approach, 24 (Oct)

D
Demographics
use and misuse of, 50 (Aug)

Depression
Aging States Project, 8 (Jan)

Design
bathing spa, 29 (Jun)
bathing spaces, for cognitively intact, 108 (Oct)
building “green,” 26 (Jul)
flexible long-term care campus, 21 (Jun)
healing gardens, characteristics of, 50 (Oct)
improving bathroom design, 24 (Mar)
lighting options, 68 (Nov)
wall system selection, 34 (Jun)

Dining Service
creating a “five-star” experience, 20 (Sep)

Directors of Nursing (DONs)
future supply of, 42 (Jan)
“key to survival,” as, 6 (Nov)

E
Eden Alternative
promise and problems of, 41 (Dec)

Employee Privacy
vs. employer rights, 60 (Nov)

Employee Screening
RFPs for outsourcing, 48 (May)

F
Fall Prevention
assisted living, in, 60 (Jan)

Family Relations
innovative programs, 16 (Aug)

Financial Investment
GE Healthcare Financial Services overview, 20 (Mar)
NIC financial benchmarks, 66 (Mar)
NIC financial benchmarks, 68 (Sep)
receivables-based financing, 14 (Jul)

Financial Operations
improved collections policy, 56 (Mar)
SOPA costing, and, 54 (Feb)

G
Government Policy
ALFA assisted living opinions, 104 (Oct)
elder abuse legislation, 10 (Jun)
Governor Dirk Kempthorne/National Governors Association on, 8 (Nov)
homeland security, and SNFs, 6 (May)
Howard Dean interview, 10 (Jul)
legislative prospects, 6 (Apr)
LTC insurance tax deductions, 6 (Sep)
Medicaid funding restorations, 8 (Aug)
NIH research and, 8 (Oct)
prescription drug coverage, 10 (Mar)
prescription drug debate, and nursing homes, 8 (Dec)
Quality Initiatives, update, 24 (Nov)
Quality Measures, careful application of, 26 (May)
rehab therapy caps, 35 (Jul)
reimbursement legislation, 6 (Feb)
H
HIPAA
developing privacy policy, 30 (Mar)
handhelds, and, 22 (Jan)
meeting Privacy Rule deadline, 58 (Feb)
monitoring “Business Associates” under, 46 (Jan)
transactions “reprieve,” 66 (Nov)

Holiday Celebrations
nursing home vignettes, 20 (Dec)

Homeland Security
SNFs, and, 6 (May)

I
Immigration
strategies for hiring, 42 (May)

Incontinence
targeted approach to, 28 (Dec)
updated management of, 70 (Jun)

Infection Control
protection against drug-resistant bacteria, 70 (May)

Information Technology
computer-backup systems, 68 (May)
computerized referral process, 64 (Nov)
CRM system, and facility staff, 18 (Jan)
developing HIPAA privacy policy, 30 (Mar)
disaster recovery planning, and, 50 (Feb)
handhelds, and HIPAA compliance, 22 (Jan)
HIPAA “business associates,” monitoring, 46 (Jan)
HIPAA transactions “reprieve,” 66 (Nov)
maintenance scheduling software, 26 (Jan)
meeting HIPAA Privacy Rule deadline, 58 (Feb)
new products, 66 (May)
telemedicine, 46 (Dec)
vendor search rules, 46 (Aug)

L
Laundry
ozone-based, user’s report, 68 (Feb)

Legal Concerns
defending the MDS, 36 (Nov)
employee privacy vs. employer rights, 60 (Nov)
employment law pitfalls, 68 (Oct)
end-of-life decision making, 50 (Nov)
legal nurse consultant, usefulness of, 48 (Feb)
medical records, keeping track of, 34 (Apr)
medication monitoring, and, 42 (Mar)
nutrition miscommunication, 40 (Aug)
resident sexuality, and, 62 (Feb)
riding “litigation tide,” 34 (Oct)
workplace harassment, confronting, 56 (May)

Lighting
design options, and, 68 (Nov)

Long-Term Care Insurance
administrators should stop ignoring, 14 (Nov)
tax deductions for, 6 (Sep)

Long-Timers
Vircy Evans story, 80 (Mar)

M
Massage Therapy
clinical advantages of, 92 (Oct)

Medicaid Funding
federal restoration of, 8 (Aug)

Medical Directors
selection criteria, 15 (Apr)

Minimum Data Set (MDS)
defending against litigation, 36 (Nov)
power of Quality Indicators, and, 40 (Apr)

Music
FM radio station, CCRC, 56 (Sep)
live concert program, 50 (Sep)

N
Nutrition
“five-star” dining experience, 20 (Sep)
miscommunication liability, 40 (Aug)
outsourcing vs. staff-operated food service, 22 (Jul)
preventing weight loss, and, 62 (Jun)
vitamin D levels, sun exposure and, 44 (Feb)
O
Odor Control
Charles O’Brien (Ecolab) interview, 76 (Sep)

OPTIMA Awards
2002 Entry: Facility Reorganization, 38 (Jul)
2003 Award Ceremony, 6 (Dec)
2003 Entry: Employee Job Swap Program, 62 (Oct)
2003 Winner: Five-Star Dining Experience, 20 (Sep)

P
PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
business planning for, 36 (Apr)
lessons from two programs, 60 (May)

Pain Management
pressure ulcer reduction, and, 74 (Mar)

Performance Improvement
organizing for, 54 (Jan)
Quality Measures, and, 26 (May)

Pharmacy
consultant pharmacist’s role, 22 (Aug)

Pioneer Network
culture change, and, 24 (Oct)

Prescription Drug Legislation
NLA alternative plan, 10 (Mar)
nursing home stakes in, 8 (Dec)

Pressure Ulcers
reduction by pain management, 74 (Mar)

Prospective Payment System (PPS)
questions and answers about (AANAC’s PPS Review), 70 (Mar); 67 (Jun); 72 (Sep)

Purchasing
SNF acquisitions, and, 18 (Jul)

Q
Quality Assurance
documentation of, 64 (Sep)

Quality Initiatives
in nursing homes, update, 24 (Nov)

Quality Management
basic ingredients, 13 (Dec)

R
Referrals
computerized approach to, 64 (Nov)

Relaxation
de-stressing techniques, 74 (Feb)

Resident Satisfaction
provider as resident, 69 (Jun)

Resident Transfers
staff training in, 44 (Aug)

S
Safety
facility-wide program, 22 (Feb)
Senior Crimestoppers program, 32 (Oct)

Sexuality
in nursing home, legal concerns, 62 (Feb)
resident intimacy policy, 18 (Feb)

Skin Care
update on prevention, 22 (Apr)

Special Programs
active-oriented and ventilator-dependent, for, 46 (Mar)
AIDS patients, for, 22 (May)
younger residents, for, 16 (May)

Staffing
administrator/DON supply, 42 (Jan)
employee privacy vs. employer rights, 60 (Nov)
employee screening, outsourcing, 48 (May)
encouraging “change agents,” 33 (Aug)
immigration strategies, 42 (May)
legal nurse consultant, usefulness, 48 (Feb)
managing administrative pitfalls, 68 (Oct)
Mather LifeWays LEAP program, 52 (May)
medical director selection, 15 (Apr)
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) programs, 48 (Jan)
Practice Profile Database (PHI), 46 (May)
retaining employee loyalty, 100 (Oct)
workplace harassment, confronting, 56 (May)

Staff Training
resident transfers, in, 44 (Aug)
via “job swapping,” 62 (Oct)

Survey
documenting resident abuse policy, 40 (Feb)
surviving an inspection, 66 (Sep)

T
Technology
Center for Aging Services Technology (AAHSA), 6 (Jan)
Intel “smart technology,” 84 (Oct)
telemedicine, 46 (Dec)
wall systems selection, 34 (Jun)
wireless communications, 28 (Sep)

Transportation
bus maintenance, 55 (Aug)

V
Volunteering
rewards of, 44 (Apr)
W
Wandering
prevention of, 50 (Apr)

Weight Loss
prevention of, 62 (Jun)

Wireless Communications
update on, 28 (Sep)

Wound Care
pressure ulcer avoidance, pain management, 74 (Mar)
wound-based litigation, 64 (Jan)


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