Training

Minding your online reputation

Online information about healthcare providers can be a double-edged sword. While positive feedback from customers can give business a boost, negative comnments can really burn. Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility in under three years. Read More »

Palliative and hospice training bill back on congressional agenda

The new bill proposes funding for training as more organizations urge the need for better support for hospice and palliative care in professional settings and at home. Read More »

CMS’ new emergency preparedness rules

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough. Read More »

AAPACN launches LTC education foundation

The parent association of AANAC and AADNS has formed a new educational foundation that offers grants toward nursing degrees. Read More »

Nursing students in residence

A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons.  Read More »

OnShift releases software to improve LTC employee engagement

The human capital management software company will track employee performance to engage employees, reduce staff turnover and improve quality care.  Read More »

Trying again

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide. Read More »

Change in dementia care begins with caring for family

A recent article in the AMA Journal of Ethics emphasizes the ethical obligation of clinicians to reach out to loved ones of residents with dementia.  Read More »

Reducing HAIs and improving LTC resident health

Long-term care facilities and hospitals are becoming more aware of the need for diligent infection control in resident populations--including better training. Read More »

Training for dementia-friendly communication

The didactic approach to training doesn’t work for everyone, and those who serve residents with dementia say staff training is a lot more than words. Read More »

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning. Read More »

CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home. Read More »

Staffing and quality

New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together. Read More »

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director. Read More »

Brush Development launches first U.S. Association Montessori Internationale dementia training center

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) approach to dementia care focuses on individual approaches to connection, confidence, interaction and tasks. Read More »

CMS to SNFs: Get your social media policies in place

CMS has issued a notice to state officials to ensure nursing homes have proper policies in place to prohibit employees from capturing footage of residents and sharing on social media with the intent to humiliate or make fun of them. Read More »

Training, practice and technology pay off in real emergencies

Two real-life incidents show the importance of preparedness and training, so if the worst happens, your staff is ready. Read More »

Ethics and professionalism

Integrity and ethical standards can open doors for caregivers and show how professionalism can be a differentiator both in terms of staff and the business. Read More »

The art of conflict resolution

When family emotions and workplace stressors combine, long-term care communities can become powderkegs of conflict. Train staff how to spot  conflict breweing and how to intervene. Read More »

Train staff, residents in signs of stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness month, so consider holding refresher training—for staff and residents—on the signs and symptoms of stroke. Read More »