Resident Safety

What You Need to Know About Your Patients with Beverley Laubert

Are your residents telling you everything? Whether due to fear, disorder, disease, or even a general lack of communication channels, long-term care residents may withhold pertinent information about themselves, their medication, or even abuse they have suffered at the hands of your staff.

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Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

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Fire safety for the holidays

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.

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Another involuntary discharge

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

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Quite the fright

Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things that can spook. SNF resident Kathy Mears explains how a faulty call light rattled her.

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New elder abuse protections law

The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act expands federal agency perception and efforts to protect and prosecute elder abuse.

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NV nurse charged with refusing to help resident after a fall

Co-workers at the assisted living community said they were ordered to let a memory care resident fall out of her wheelchair so the fall could be used as an excuse to remove the resident from the unit, according to police.

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USPSTF drafts new recommendations for senior fall prevention

The task force analyzed which preventive interventions were the best ways to reduce falls in those age 65 and older, and some of them are surprising.

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Weight considerations for care transitions

A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

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Disaster plans: perfect on paper

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.

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