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

December 19, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

AANAC to launch new association for LTC DONs

December 12, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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

Turning over a new leaf

December 6, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

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

Investing in staff: Better engagement, better business

November 15, 2015  |  Imran Javaid

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.

A light-duty aide's challenges

October 26, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

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

"You’re fired?": Handling staff discipline

October 24, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Avoiding staff terminations begins with more diligent hiring practices, but here are one expert’s tips to handing documentation and process when a staffer isn’t performing up to snuff.

One-on-one with… Peter Schuna

October 21, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Long-term care has to turn its attention to a different age group: millennials. How can an older industry attract a younger workforce? Peter Schuna, NHA, shares his personal experience and offers expert insight for developing a new generation leaders.

A facility in flux

October 19, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

Nothing is as sure as change, especially when it comes to staffing in a long-term care facility. And residents do notice the change.

Elsevier, NADONA/LTC team up to offer online training class

October 12, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

New online class will train staff and long-term care facilities comply with accreditation and regulatory standards.

Family to sue Illinois nursing home over morphine incident

October 7, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

An incident involving six residents rushed to the hospital resulted in one death. Family accuses the facility and a nurse of negligence.

Recruiting young talent and the tech factor

October 6, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

How can organizations attract, engage and retain the next generation of caregivers? Hint: Technology is your friend, not your enemy in helping caregivers get the job done, says a long-term care COO.

West Virginia shows residents it cares

October 2, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

New screening program finds caregiver applicants wanted for out-of-state crimes. WV DHHR says conducting state and federal background checks are important to patient safety.


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