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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, explains why a nursing department structure that promotes staff based not only on longevity but an understanding of how to motivate and lead employees is needed.
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“In this era of COVID-19, providing care to nursing home residents has placed our staff in substantial jeopardy,” stresses Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD.
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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why long-term care facilities may not be able to decrease the number of staff in response to an increased wage following a decreased census since the pandemic.
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James “JJ” Maskowitz, partner at Hall Booth Smith, PC, says, proper documentation “is often the backbone of any defense strategy in a long-term care setting, and it is even more critical now amid the public health emergency.”
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Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN, fellow, Western Institute of Nursing, and professor, Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University, discusses how a group of nursing home administrators, nurses, social workers, and others interested in improving the quality of life in nursing homes…
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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why an objective and collaborative approach to the inspection of long-term care facilities is a goal for many facilities, but stresses that the current process may not be easily objective as there is evidence of great variability between states.
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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses several considerations that should be weighed before requiring long-term care employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Jim Love, president, Omnicare, reviews 2020 challenges long-term care (LTC) facilities faced and explains why it is essential to look at the big picture when creating operational plans, and consider what is on the horizon for both the LTC industry and the world.
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More than one in four people aged 65 and older fall each year and falling once doubles the chances of a recurring fall, according to Elisai’s Renee Campbell, MD, MBA, MPH, Global Value and Access Epilepsy and Sleep lead, Genevieve De Sousa Meier, Executive Director, Head of Global Value and Access…
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Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, reviews a recent JAMDA article, highlighting whether the standard nursing home survey process is able to identify quality of care or if the survey itself contributes to decreased performance outcomes.
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