An Infection Control Case Study That May Make You Sick!

This is a true account of what I found at one of the facilities I took over a couple of years ago.  It demonstrates that one problem can be so much bigger than any of us realize. “A Salmonella outbreak?  How did that happen?” I asked.  (Read b...

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Nursing Home Staffing: What Do You Do?

I was recently having a conversation with a family member over nursing home staffing.  He was very frustrated that the facility his mother was in would not put another CNA on her hall during the day.  He said that the staff was leaving because they were over...

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers: How to Test Your Wheelchair Cushion

There are so many wheelchair cushions out there today it can get a bit confusing on which one is the best for your residents.  You’ve got cushions made with eggcrate foam, memory foam, gel, air, water, sand, and everything in between.  As you know, for...

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Huge News for Alzheimer’s Research!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41971124/ns/health-alzheimers_disease/ There’s some huge news for individuals and their families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease!  We may be closing in on a cure quickly.  According to new findings, beta amyloid, the...

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Managing Hypersexuality in the Nursing Home – Where to Begin?

Today, we’ll talk about hypersexuality of the nursing home resident when there is no 2 –party consent for sexual advances, and what to do to manage this behavior. In the nursing home industry, you’ll run across it sooner or later.  A little male residen...

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Using Your Relationships – A Little-Known Nursing Home Marketing Trick

One of the tricks I came across in marketing nursing homes is to partner with other vendors and providers in the industry.  “Well, that’s not a big secret, Mark.  Everyone knows this,” you might think.  But, do you know how to utilize thes...

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Snoezelen Rooms – A New Tool for Alzheimers?

Do you Snoezel? If not, you might need to start! The word “Snoezelen” comes from 2 Dutch words, “snuffelen” (to seek out or explore, or to sniff) and “doezelen” (to relax, doze, or snooze).  The Snoezelen experience offers ...

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