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The cleanliness factor

December 4, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how personal hygiene affects her mood and sense of self. 

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

December 1, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

Muscle mass, BMI and osteoarthritis

November 27, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Body Mass Index (BMI) alone isn’t a reliable factor on osteoarthritis quality of life, according to new data.

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

November 26, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. 

AANAC, AADNS founder and CEO to retire in 2018

November 20, 2017  |  newswire
news

The founder of the two long-term care nursing associations plans to step down after a nearly 20-year career in improving senior care.

Championing infection control

November 20, 2017  |  Meg LaPorte
article

As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training.

NADONA and Ocean Spray partner to target antibiotic stewardship

November 16, 2017  |  newswire
news

The long-term care nursing organization and the juice company are teaming up on educational efforts to combat antibiotic resistance.

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

November 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

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. 

CMS proposes new Immediate Jeopardy policy for SNFs

November 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The draft policy could reduce the likelihood of high civil money penalties against skilled nursing providers for immediate jeopardy deficiences that resulted in no harm or death.
 

ACHCA names new president and CEO

November 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Bill McGinley has been tapped to lead the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). 

Person-centered care improves resident satisfaction

October 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Care that’s personal is more impactful, according to a new study in JAMDA

Disability linked to heart health

October 31, 2017  |  newswire
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Researchers explored the connection between disability and the American Heart Association's guidelines for cardiovascular health in older Latin Americans.

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