Rehabilitation

Needed trauma care often eludes elderly: study

A new study about the way injured older adults are treated has implications for long-term care. Read More »

6 tips to fight osteoporosis

World Osteoporosis Day is October 20, so find out what can help keep bones strong and reduce the risk of fractures in all seniors, but especially in older women. Read More »

Remember: Resident is heart of person-centered care

Live from AHCA/NCAL: To be successful in your mission of person-centered care, you must include residents and their families in your care planning. It sounds obvious, but many facilities that think they are doing this are not. Here are some points to consider. Read More »

Exercise has physical, mental benefits—even in those over 90

Residents aged more than 90 years who are able to exercise—and do so—are likely to see physical and mental improvements, according to two new studies. Read More »

The road traveled less (and less)

If your "get up and go" has gotten up and gone, get it back in gear—and solve what will surely become one of skilled nursing's biggest challenges in the future. Read More »

Preventing falls can be within your power

As Falls Prevention Awareness Day approaches, experts offer tips staff members can implement to improve resident safety as well as insights into how falls contribute to vision-related costs to the government, private insurers and individuals. Read More »

3-day hospital stay alternatives include new eligibility criteria, payment models

Improved policies and payment models could see more individuals being treated in skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities as the country looks for ways to reduce costs and unnecessary hospitalizations, one expert believes. Read More »

Staffing, introspection can improve resident dignity: study

Administrators and healthcare professionals have roles to play when it comes to delivering person-centered care to nursing home residents, according to new research. Read More »

Senior living in TV spotlight again

Potty-mouthed? Mournful? These are some of the adjectives being used to describe a new show depicting life and work in a senior living facility. Read More »

Rehab nurse wins McHugh LTC nursing award

LeadingAge honors a New York nurse with the 2013 McHugh award for excellence in long-term care nursing. Read More »

Aging brains benefit from video game

Participants in a recent study experienced improved performance in three cognitive areas after they played a specially designed video game. Read More »

Stress may precede falls, and new technology may detect them

New research finds that older men experiencing the death of a loved one or financial problems are more likely to fall within the next year. Technology under development may help detect such falls, however, and notify caregivers for assistance. Read More »

Trends in resident care services and infection control

Now that providing quality resident care has grown far beyond mere Activities of Daily Living, we asked Long-Term Living's readers to tell us about their communities' new care initiatives, including their clinical monitoring programs, infection control protocols and, of course, how they’re training their nurses and other caregivers to meet the new care quality levels demanded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Read More »

9 new quality goals for nursing homes unveiled by initiative

Nursing homes participating in a new initiative may gain competitive advantages, organizers say. In the process, they could collect data helpful in establishing uniform national standards and evidence-based best practices. Read More »

Got greenery? New landscape architecture competition launches for senior living communities

How does your garden grow? We've joined our sister publications to introduce a new competition for landscape projects in senior living communities, behavioral health and acute care. Read More »

New TeamSTEPPS program tackles safety & communication issues in LTC

Health professionals in Connecticut adapt the TeamSTEPPS safety training program specifically for long-term care settings. Read More »

Agencies seek strategies for nationwide falls management study

If your organization has a successful, multifaceted strategy for reducing falls, the National Institute on Aging wants your ideas for its next clinical trial. Read More »

AHCA/NCAL announces award recipients

AHCA/NCAL’s annual awards program highlights the efforts of exceptional caregivers and volunteers across the country. Read More »

Stroke recovery rates tied to ethnicity

Researchers discover that race can play a big factor in the ability to survive a stroke, especially for Asian-Americans. Read More »

Total shoulder replacements to reach $959M by 2019

Recent data predicts the Total Shoulder Replacement market could nearly double by 2019. Can you provide the rehab all those short-term residents will need? Read More »

‘Spy-cams’ in Ohio nursing homes unearth abuse, yet raise legal questions

Next time you think your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home, you might not be the only one watching. Read More »

Study: Best SNF care teams involve primary care physicians and pharmacists

Putting pharmacists and primary care physicians on care teams can improve outcomes for long-stay residents in skilled nursing, according to a recent review of research from around the world. Read More »

ConnectedLiving launches new learning center for seniors

Resident empowerment goes back to school as one company adds an online "university" of content and tools to engage seniors in learning about health topics. Read More »

Occupational therapy’s role in LTC

Conducting targeted in-services helps staff understand the goals and benefits of occupational therapy for residents in a facility setting. Read More »

Costs of stroke treatment may double by 2030

A new report predicts that the costs associated with strokes will double in the next 17 years, putting a strain on the healthcare system. Read More »

ALFA 2013: ALFA honors six Senior Living Hero Award winners

Fmr. First Lady Laura Bush presents the Hero Awards at the ALFA 2013 conference. Read More »

The brave, new LTC world: Are you on board?

As Americans continue to aging in growing numbers, long-term care faces challenges on several fronts in providing the relevant care, services and accommodations that this new senior demographic will demand. Read More »

Leaders of Tomorrow: Roberto Muñiz

Congratulations to another of our five 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners:  Roberto Muñiz, MPA, LNHA, FACHCA, president and CEO, the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Piscataway, N.J. Parker incorporates value-added services for adult day healthcare and social outreach to seniors in the community. Read More »

The Boston Marathon story the bombs couldn’t destroy

At this week's Boston Marathon, some victorious stories emerged despite the cruel bombing attacks. For Bill, it’s victory #46. Read More »

Study: Texting better than paging for speedy stroke treatment

Those who suffer a stroke may want the emergency medical staff to be busy texting instead of using an overhead paging system, a new study finds. Read More »