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LTC care quality: The medical directors' view

March 21, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
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Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

Keeping time

March 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too. 

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

The pony express: Valentine’s Day edition

February 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Texas nursing home received a special delivery of some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. 

An odd couple

February 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.

Residents not receiving opioids

February 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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At least four Brookdale Charleston residents weren’t receiving their prescription medications. 

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. 

A second helping

February 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

Domestic dispute unfolds at nursing home

January 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Nursing home staff and law enforcement put training into practice and followed procedures after a man entered the secured facility and threatened violence. 

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