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2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility...

Palliative and hospice training bill back on congressional agenda

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new bill proposes funding for training as more organizations urge the need for better support for hospice and palliative care in professional settings and at home.

CMS' new emergency preparedness rules

March 15, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek
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The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough.

AAPACN launches LTC education foundation

March 1, 2017  |  American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing
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The parent association of AANAC and AADNS has formed a new educational foundation that offers grants toward nursing degrees.

Nursing students in residence

February 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons. 

OnShift releases software to improve LTC employee engagement

January 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The human capital management software company will track employee performance to engage employees, reduce staff turnover and improve quality care. 

Trying again

January 23, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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. 

Training for dementia-friendly communication

October 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

October 11, 2016  |  Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP
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Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.

CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

October 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.

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