Nursing home

Sizing Up Nursing Homes Via Technology

Wondering how your facility performs compared to others? Automated benchmarking reveals new kinds of comparative insights for successful performance improvement and marketing.

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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

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Nursing homes may be illegally refusing residents in need of addiction treatment

Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Student nurses make the rounds

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

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’Tis the season

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

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Nursing home discharges under scrutiny

Residents, ombudsman, associations and consumer advocates are raising their voice about a growing number of allegedly improper evictions and discharges. 

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Remembering a milestone

Blogger Kathy Mears reflects on the events that eventually led her to living in a nursing home. 

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AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

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.

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Deer crashes into nursing home

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

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To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

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. 

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