Staffing

Relias Learning adds international dementia training portal

Certified Dementia Practitioner training goes global as a U.S.-based training organization partners with an international dementia care association.

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Activities are more than time fillers

An Activities Department does more than organize bingo games. The department helps residents maintain cognitive function and gives them a sense of independence and dignity. That deserves every department's respect.

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Employee benefits: The personal touch

Are economic pressures and changing rules under the Affordable Care Act forcing you to pare down your employee benefits offering? Incorporating voluntary benefits can keep employees happy by allowing them to add on customized benefits.

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Staff training on fire safety

There's more to fires than just putting them out. Fire protection systems need to be properly installed and maintained, and staff needs to be properly trained in emergency procedures.

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The struggle for joy

The holidays aren't happy for some people, but resident blogger Kathy Mears reminds us how to be in charge of our own joy--and perhaps help others to do the same.

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Who should do medication reconciliation safety: RNs, LPN or both?

Registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) have different skills and work processes when it comes to medication reconciliation, say researchers at the University of Missouri.

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AANAC to launch new association for LTC DONs

In 2016, AANAC will launch a new organization made specifically for LTC nurses and directors of nursing services.

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Turning over a new leaf

Getting along with aides can be a struggle sometimes, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears finds a way to work it out.

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Investing in staff: Better engagement, better business

A long-term care financial expert explains on why investing on your staff isn't just about salary, and why comittments to your staff's personal growth can have trickle-down benefits on the entire business.

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A light-duty aide’s challenges

A long-term caregiver doesn’t realize importance manual dexterity plays in meeting residents’ needs until the ability to use both hands is compromised.

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