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Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

December 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

End-of-life wishes by video

December 6, 2017  |  Judith Graham, KHN
news

More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

Fire safety for the holidays

November 28, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek
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Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.

CMS adds online tool for quality measures

November 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The web-accessible version of the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT) will make it easier for providers to track their quality measures across the care continuum.

AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

End-of-life planning—for caregivers

November 17, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives. 

Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

Ready for anything

November 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything.

Healthcaresource acquires Vikus

November 16, 2017  |  PR Newswire
news

The two companies will combine their talents in healthcare workforce management and senior care hiring solutions.

Three employees fired for videotaping residents

November 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.