Skilled Clinical Care

A roommate, as promised

Roommates can make for awkward and uncomfortable quarters as resident blogger Kathleen Mears is experiencing. Read More »

Argentum honors caregiver heroes

The annual awards recognize excellence in providing care and resident quality of life. Read More »

Raising my voice

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears speaks about what it’s like to get laryngitis and why it’s especially scary and difficult as a quadriplegic.  Read More »

Ageless works of art

A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students.  Read More »

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. Read More »

Existing med shows promise for Parkinson’s

An old drug may be the newest treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease.  Read More »

Minding my business

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting. Read More »

Pa. to provide training, support for family caregivers

New legislation will help family members who care for senior loved ones at home following hospital discharge.  Read More »

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find.  Read More »

The demand for high-value senior care

Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality. Read More »

Skipping snacks

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea.  Read More »

Step in time

A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat.  Read More »

FDA approves drug for involuntary movement

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. has received government approval for the first drug to treat tardive dyskinesia, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements.  Read More »

2017 Leaders of Tomorrow: Complete coverage

Did you miss some of our week-long 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? Here's the complete coverage all in one place. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and perhaps find a few take-homes to apply at yours.  Read More »

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations. Read More »

Great lengths for short nails

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking. Read More »

A winning recipe

One retirement community whipped up a resident's award-winning recipe for all to enjoy. Read More »

Loud, proud and aging

New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding. Read More »

For want of a cut

Blogger Kathleen Mears wishes salon services could visit her nursing home to give residents a trim and boost their spirits, too. Read More »

One nursing home’s welcoming committee

A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet.  Read More »

Revisiting guidelines for heart health in seniors

Researchers are reviewing data to hopefully expand cardiovascular risk calculations and preventive guidelines for those 75 years and older.  Read More »

Interdisciplinary rehab helps seniors with chronic pain

New findings suggest that the more people at the rehabilitation table, the more seniors with chronic pain benefit.  Read More »

FDA approves new Parkinson’s drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to help reduce Parkinson's disease symptoms.  Read More »

Time to sit down

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch.  Read More »

The therapy coding overhaul

CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next. Read More »

If you give someone a cookie

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients.  Read More »

A dysphagia cook-off

Master’s students serve up dysphagia-friendly recipes in a cooking competition final.  Read More »

Deciding what to wear

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet. Read More »

Listening with compassion

A professional caregiver reflects on the very personal side of family communication. Read More »

One more at bat

A nonagenarian and teenager bond over their time spent on the baseball mound.  Read More »