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In this issue: The applications in wearables, virtual reality, wound care, resident transportation, infection control screening, robotic pet therapy and more.
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.
Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home.
How do you care for someone who doesn’t think he needs—or wants—help?
The decision to go gray may have been the easy part. Blogger Kathleen Mears writes about the year-and-a-half long process of growing out her roots.
Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive.
A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time.
Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation.
Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions.