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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Sandra Hoban has been on Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of...
Monday, September 7, is the annual celebration of America’s working citizens. This country was built by hard-working individuals who put their backs into their jobs.
Technology has contributed to improved healthcare, communication and convenience, but is it going too far in devaluing the human experience? Granny may be seeing drones on the horizon.
The biggest fact of life is that everyone dies. As the clock takes its final ticks—whether it’s counting down the life of a loved one or yourself—do family and friends know how to honor your wishes?
Don’t pooh-pooh this game that engages people of all ages from toddlers to older adults. Whether played for competition or the chance to win prizes, bingo remains somewhere on an activity director’s calendar.
If strong, active and young people can become dehydrated, imagine how easily older adults can lose fluids if not closely monitored. Do you know the symptoms of dehydration?
Frailty is not an inevitable consequence of aging. For some older Americans, however, weight loss can contribute to dependence on mobility devices and more assistance with ADLs.
Be “heatbusters” for your residents, visitors and staff by taking a few precautions and keeping a watchful eye for signs of heat-related health effects.
Maintenance and housekeeping staff are the first line of defense in keeping residents and staff safe, healthy and secure in a long-term care environment.
People over 65 have seen a lot in their lifetimes. Maintaining eye health will ensure that they continue to enjoy the people, the places and the world that offers so much to see.
Not all childhood memories are pleasant. Catching the chickenpox was a bummer, but you got over it. The angry red spots and itchiness went away, but chickenpox left a souvenir—the herpes zoster virus.