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Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Setting the lighting mood

May 15, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains. 

Celebrating nursing homes

May 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, a chance to recognize the work of staff, the gifts of residents and the role of nursing homes at large. 

Drug-resistant bacteria on hand—and in the nursing home

May 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A new review shows that, on average, 27 percent of nursing home residents had multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) on them, highlighting the importance of infection prevention programs.

A roommate, as promised

May 8, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Roommates can make for awkward and uncomfortable quarters as resident blogger Kathleen Mears is experiencing. 

Raising my voice

May 1, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic. 

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

Texas proposes new SNF tax to enhance Medicaid

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

If passed, the proposed tax would affect every nursing home in the state. But private-pay residents are calling it a "granny tax."

One nursing home’s welcoming committee

March 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet. 

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

LTC care quality: The medical directors' view

March 21, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.

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