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Special memory care issue: Gaming tech meets brain health, new views on Alzheimer's research, CMS ethics compliance and more.
Hospitals don’t always make it easy for post-acute care providers to talk with their case managers. Creative marketing techniques can open the doors.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space.
Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes.
Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.
Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.
Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.
After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on nearly 18 years of friendship with a fellow resident.
Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious.
Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet.
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is difficult. Atypical forms of the disease can be even more challenging to identify, requiring different assessment tools and interventions.
Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains.
Secret shoppers? Tours? Using multiple strategies to gather intel on your competitors can improve your sales and marketing strategies.
SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?
Roommates can make for awkward and uncomfortable quarters as resident blogger Kathleen Mears is experiencing.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting.
Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea.