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Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

Should Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse ShiftsShould Nursing Home Staff Be Allowed to Refuse Shifts?

It’s no secret that in any industry, fatigue and sleepiness can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s productivity. Not only that, it can put themselves or others at risk, depending on the field in which they’re employed. Nursing home staff is certainly not an exception. Naturally, extended work shifts combined with sleep deprivation and fatigue can be a dangerous combination when it comes to administering care to elderly residents; especially those who have specific..


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Nursing Home Insurance FAQs – Part 1

Nursing Home Insurance FAQs – Part 1

As a nursing home administrator or staff member, you are likely aware of the many risks you face day to day. A resident may get injured, an employee may be dishonest, or a storm could damage your property. These are all situations that, without the right type of Nursing Home Insurance, could cost your facility a devastating amount of money due to a lawsuit. Here are some common insurance related questions that can help you make the right decision in determining the type of Nursing Home Insurance coverage your establishment needs.

Is General Liability Enough?


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Senior Living Industry: Preventing Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients

Senior Living Industry: Preventing Depression in Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s disease is said to account for 60 to 80 percent of all dementias, striking as many as 5 million Americans. Some of the indirect symptoms of this disease include frustration, confusion, and oftentimes depression. Alzheimer’s itself is one of the most common diseases amongst the senior living industry, however the depression factor is not always approached in nursing home settings.

You may notice your nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia showing signs of depression such as apathy, loss of interest in activities, social withdrawal, and isolation. While keeping them busy won’t necessarily..


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Nursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Nursing Homes Insurance How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By CaregivingNursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Caregiving can be stressful for even the most experienced nursing home staff member. It takes a lot of patience and compassion to do the job that you and your workers do. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel burdened by this job, given the many different personalities that you are faced with day to day. In an ideal situation, all your residents will be healthy and happy, but the reality is that sometimes..


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Senior Living Insurance: Serving the Nutritional Needs of the Elderly

Senior Living Insurance: Serving the Nutritional Needs of the ElderlySenior Living Insurance: Serving the Nutritional Needs of the Elderly

Working in the senior living industry, you likely know how important nutrition is to the health and wellbeing of senior citizens. Malnutrition in the elderly is actually often under diagnosed, so careful nutritional assessment is necessary, especially for those residents who may be in charge of their own meal planning.

Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for as long as possible. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts residents’ immunity, and fights..


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Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Every senior living community is different. Retiring By Design President Kristin Kutac Ward advises that each community needs a unique analysis of its strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). She gives many recommendations for improving occupancy and planning for the long term. This starts with looking at what advantages you offer to your senior population that may be different from what another community may offer, and selling those qualities. Your sales and marketing..


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