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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
In what has become an increasingly common business arrangement, owners of nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services to companies in which they have a financial interest or that they control.
Following September’s Hurricane Irma, and several deaths at a Broward County nursing home, Florida's long-term care facilities have come under scrutiny about how they handle emergency situations.
The research is relatively consistent: Do mission-driven nonprofit organizations deliver higher quality care to elders?
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents.
Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges.
Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home.
The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.
A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.
The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities.
SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.
Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.