Challenges: Disinfecting soft surfaces [PODCAST]

In Long-Term Living's "Challenges" Editorial Podcast series, we ask industry experts to help solve specific problems within the long-term care and post-acute care environments. This installment: How to combat infectious microbes on soft surfaces like curtains, chairs and sofas.

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SAIDO Learning: ‘It’s remarkable’ [PODCAST]

"It is really remarkable to see." That's how one senior living community employee describes the 2013 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award-winning SAIDO Learning program designed to reduce or reverse the effects of dementia. In this audio podcast, she details a typical session and explains how the program affects not only residents but also the volunteers who work with them. [4:05]

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SAIDO Learning: Seeing is believing [PODCAST]

"If I didn't see it, I wouldn't believe it." That's how one senior living community staff member working with residents to improve their cognition describes the effects of the 2013 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award-winning SAIDO Learning program. In this audio podcast, hear what else she has to say about why she got involved and how it changes not just residents but also the volunteers (called supporters in the program) who work with them. [5:55]

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SAIDO Learning in action: A typical session [VIDEO]

Three videos illustrate the overarching principles of the SAIDO Learning technique to slow or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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Why Steve Jobs should run healthcare (video)

New terms are being bantered about in healthcare. One is the “accountable care organization.” The idea is that a group of providers—primary care Read More »

From ACHCA: MDS 3.0 and “quality of life” regs – Audio

After presenting her 10-hour course for 43 ACHCA members on appropriately utilizing MDS 2.0, Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, nationally known

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From ACHCA: Association President/CEO Marianna Grachek on Convocation – Audio

Now in her third year as ACHCA President/CEO, Marianna Kern Grachek perceives a brightening mood in the organization, with revitalized grass roots

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From ACHCA: Union Card Check Update – With Audio

The bitter fight over the Employee Free Choice Act and its controversial union card check provision may be coming to a head soon, but with

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Creating “Choice” Environments

Creating 'Choice' Environmentsby the staff of Lancaster Health Group, Chicago, Illinois   One of the most difficult decisions family members must Read More »