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Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

The risks of being home alone

June 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Seniors can jeopardize their health when they refuse home health services after being discharged from the hospital. 

Balancing resident safety with quality of life

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
article

Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

Elderly resident faces arson, aggravated assault charges

June 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A 76-year-old resident faces charges over a fire in his bedroom at a Georgia personal care home.

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

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. 

4 dead in Ohio nursing home shooting

May 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Two nursing home employees and the town’s police chief are among those killed.

Loud, proud and aging

April 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding.

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments.

Top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017: ECRI Institute

March 16, 2017  |  ECRI Institute
news

Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.

Hoyer lift can handle more weight

March 8, 2017  |  newswire
news

Joerns Healthcare has released a new and improved version of its Hoyer lift for bariatric residents.

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

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. 

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