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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.
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.
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.
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.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too.
The GOP's long-awaited bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is here--but its vision may be dangerously shortsighted.
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.
Marketing senior living services on a national scale is tricky. Here are some tips on keeping your national voice locally relevant.
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.
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.
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.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.
Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.
A new GAO report highlights why experts say the next addition to the Nursing Home Compare five-star ratings should be customer service.
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.
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.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.
Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017.
Marketing consultant Luke Fannon explains why administrator engagement can make all the difference in increasing census and fostering a more productive sales and marketing team.