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Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

Transport troubles

September 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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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. 

Senate committee examines disaster planning for seniors

September 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Aging Committee will review disaster planning following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time. 

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

The benefits of dysphagia evaluations

August 22, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Melanie Theis
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Speech language pathologists outline the advantages of instrumental evaluations to capture residents’ swallowing abilities for diagnosing dysphagia. 

When domestic violence comes to work

August 21, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

August 18, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

Woman impersonates cleaner, steals from residents, police say

August 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms.

Emergency: Is evacuation the best choice?

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Evacuate? Shelter in place? A new study shows that fleeing an emergency can still have harmful effects on elderly residents.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

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