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If you give someone a cookie

March 22, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients. 

LTC care quality: The medical directors' view

March 21, 2017     Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

CMS' new emergency preparedness rules

March 15, 2017     Stan Szpytek

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough.

The story behind the numbers

March 13, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak takes a look at what the Alzheimer's Association annual report could mean for people with dementia and those touched by the disease.

Keeping time

March 12, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too. 

The repeal and replace bill: Medicaid's most dangerous enemy?

March 8, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The GOP's long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is here--but its vision may be dangerously shortsighted.

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

How to keep your national branding campaign local

March 3, 2017     Luke Fannon

Marketing senior living services on a national scale is tricky. Here are some tips on keeping your national voice locally relevant.

A pesky eye lump

February 27, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears had an eye infection that required multiple doctor visits and medications, which can be a frustrating and trying for anyone but especially an incomplete quadriplegic. 

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017     Kathleen Mears

It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

Silver linings

February 20, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Long-term and post-acute care has plenty of challenges for 2017, but trials and tribulations can be good for the industry in the long run.

An odd couple

February 13, 2017     Kathleen Mears

As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.

A second helping

February 6, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.

Re-examining CMS' 5-star rating system

February 6, 2017     Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq.

A new GAO report highlights why experts say the next addition to the Nursing Home Compare five-star ratings should be customer service.

The 4 disciplines of a strategic marketing plan

February 2, 2017     Luke Fannon

A varied and robust strategic marketing plan can help you tell your brand's story, engage consumers, educate clients and stay one step ahead of your competition.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

Trying again

January 23, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

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