Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics emphasizes the ethical obligation of clinicians to reach out to loved ones of residents with dementia.  Read More »

Training for dementia-friendly communication

The didactic approach to training doesn’t work for everyone, and those who serve residents with dementia say staff training is a lot more than words. Read More »

ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors. Read More »

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning. Read More »

CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home. Read More »

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director. Read More »

Brush Development launches first U.S. Association Montessori Internationale dementia training center

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) approach to dementia care focuses on individual approaches to connection, confidence, interaction and tasks. Read More »

CMS to SNFs: Get your social media policies in place

CMS has issued a notice to state officials to ensure nursing homes have proper policies in place to prohibit employees from capturing footage of residents and sharing on social media with the intent to humiliate or make fun of them. Read More »

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready. Read More »

Ethics and professionalism

Integrity and ethical standards can open doors for caregivers and show how professionalism can be a differentiator both in terms of staff and the business. Read More »

The art of conflict resolution

When family emotions and workplace stressors combine, long-term care communities can become powderkegs of conflict. Train staff how to spot  conflict breweing and how to intervene. Read More »

Train staff, residents in signs of stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness month, so consider holding refresher training—for staff and residents—on the signs and symptoms of stroke. Read More »