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Uproar Caused Over Removal of Web Cam from Disabled Nursing Home Resident

Uproar Caused Over Removal of Web Cam from Disabled Nursing Home ResidentGiven the statistics out there for the public on nursing home abuse, it’s only natural that the families and loved ones of nursing home residents would want as much access to them as possible. Unfortunately, there have been numerous cases of neglect that have made headlines, in which the residents’ loved ones never discovered. So what is a concerned family member to do? These findings have led many individuals to look at Web Cams, or “Nanny Cams” as a solution.

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Improving Nursing Homes by Addressing Continuing Problems

Improving Nursing Homes by Addressing Continuing ProblemsThere are many opinions about what the biggest problems facing nursing homes today are. For example, according to a recent NPR report, almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs,  and another report indicated that antibiotics were also being overused, leading many to believe that the true problem facing nursing homes is that residents are overmedicated. To not only help improve the care of your residents but to also reduce your Nursing Home Liability Risks, what continuing problems should you..


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How to Manage a Better Work Life Balance for Caregivers

How to Manage a Better Work Life Balance for Caregivers

As you are likely plenty aware of, the work demands caregivers face can often be high-stress, which can certainly carry over and contribute to stress at home as well. Unfortunately, nurses and caregivers too often let the demands of their work life take over, and don’t have the time or energy to focus on their personal well-being. This can create not only resentment, but also low productivity, less focus on workplace safety and low morale, thus increasing Nursing Home Employee Risks.

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Managing Nursing Home Resident Expectations

Managing Nursing Home Resident ExpectationsAs a nursing home administrator or staff member, you know what to expect when transitioning in a new resident. Typically, you won’t have reservations should you have to put a parent or another loved one in a nursing home, as you will understand the process and what arrangements need to be made, as well as all the intricacies of different types of assisted living facilities. Unfortunately though, the majority of your residents and their families do not know what to expect, and may have some unrealistic ideas..


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How to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

How to Normalize the Senior Living ExperienceHow to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age and begin to consider a move to a continuing care retirement center or some other type of assisted living facility, nursing homes are finding themselves getting ready for an influx of patients and residents. Despite this boom in the aging population, however, many of these elderly individuals have a tough time transitioning out of their homes they’ve known for years; often feeling like if they have lived differently, or raised..


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How effective is Your Nursing Home’s Emergency Plan?

How effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency PlanHow effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency Plan?

Back in November, a massive snowstorm forced the partial evacuation of a 184-bed New York nursing home and rehabilitation center, as part of a roof had collapsed and caused a gas leak. With winter upon us, assisted living facility administrators need to take a close look at their policies and procedures to ensure that they have an appropriate plan in place to protect their elderly residents, and staff, in the case of a disaster such as..


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Why are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing Lawsuits?

Why are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing LawsuitsWhy are Nursing Homes Increasingly Seeing Lawsuits?

In recent years, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities have seen an increase in lawsuits. Perhaps this can be partly blamed on the sudden influx of lawsuits overall, we live in an increasingly litigious society after all. However, it’s important to get down to the bottom line of what is really causing these legal claims. Doing so could help nursing home administrators to potentially reduce their risks of lawsuits and better assist their staff and residents.

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What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014?

What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014What are the Traits of the Best Nursing Homes of 2014?

Earlier this week, SeniorAdvisor.com unveiled its “Best of 2015 Awards” highlighting the senior living facilities that are ranked among the top in the country for their performance over the last year. SeniorAdvisor.com is a website showcasing thousands of families’ reviews of assisted living, memory care communities, retirement communities, and other senior living homes. Their report found that assisted living providers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas represented the top three U.S...


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Should Nursing Homes be High Tech?

Should Nursing Homes be High TechShould Nursing Homes be High Tech?

Ten or so years ago, nobody would have ever thought that a senior citizen in a nursing home would have any need for a computer, let alone Wifi. However, for the seniors entering senior living communities nowadays and who have been part of the digital revolution, having Wifi available could almost be a necessity.

Even if residents don’t have their own computer system, having a computer room within a nursing home could be beneficial. This allows seniors to stay connected and social...


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Nursing Home Liability: Are We Facing a Caregiver Crisis?

Nursing Home Liability Are We Facing a Caregiver Crisis

Nursing Home Liability: Are We Facing a Caregiver Crisis?

According to reports released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics near the end of 2013, there are three jobs in the senior living industry  that are expected to be in exponentially higher demand in the coming years. These positions include personal care aides, home health aides, and nursing assistants; all of which are vital to nursing homes. The presence of well-trained nursing staff is essential to reducing nursing home liability, but will there be..


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