Something good about nursing homes
Gary M. Riffe, administrator of Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in Jamestown, North Dakota, tells LTL Blogger Eleanor Feldman Barbera about two of his facility's uplifting programs. Through a writing class, residents express themselves with friends and family; and by fulfilling wishes, resident dreams become reality.
Readers say… the Long-Term Living Web site is featuring a new poll every Monday. Here are the results from a recent poll:
What are your feelings on flu vaccinations for long-term care staff?
“Staff working in LTC need flu vaccinations so their residents are not inadvertently contaminated, thus becoming ill.”
“Vaccines have not been trialed enough so there are unanswered risks.”
“We had our medical director provide education for all staff, which cleared up many myths about the flu shot. Our vaccination rate for staff doubled last year as a result, and we had no confirmed cases of the flu amongst our resident population that winter.”
Long-Term Living 2009 November;58(11):4