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Quality infection control

Quality infection control – LTC Mall Premier Marketing International, Inc. (PMI), offers a wide variety of high-quality, infection-control products for the LTC setting. Included in its product line are Protection Plus [TM] Latex-Free Face Masks and Apparel, HealthTec [TM] Surface Disinfectant, Dermacol [TM] Wound Care Dressings, and Comfort Touch Adult Incontinent Wipes. PMI offers complete […]

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An assisted living success story

An assisted living success story Dwayne J. Clark Aegis Assisted Living, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 1997 by Dwayne J. Clark, former executive vice-president of Sunrise Assisted Living and now Aegis president/ CEO, and William P. Gallaher, former president of Oakrnont Retirement Communities and now managing member of Aegis Assisted Living, LLC. The […]

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Insurance agents to the rescue!

Insurance agents to the rescue! – Feature Article Linda Boyle Help with the liability insurance mess from an unexpected quarter–that’s the promise of the National Council of HealthCare Agents, a group of 11 insurance agencies from around the nation responsible for insuring (or trying to insure) more than one-fourth of policyholding nursing homes in the […]

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Nursing homes’ latest “purpose”: to care for lawyers’ bank accounts – NH News Notes

Nursing homes’ latest “purpose”: to care for lawyers’ bank accounts – NH News Notes – Long term care litigation costs Douglas J. Edwards The worsening liability crisis is diverting dollars from residents to lawyers, according to recent studies on long-term care litigation costs. General liability and professional liability (GL/PL) claim costs have absorbed 21% ($6.38) […]

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Essential staffing for improved nursing home care: the permanent assignment model

Essential staffing for improved nursing home care: the permanent assignment model – Nursing Care Michael A. Patchner Nursing aides are a significant component in the provision of care for persons residing in nursing homes. They assist residents with bathing, using the bathroom, grooming, dressing, eating, and mobility. Aides also provide emotional support, acting as a […]

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Fighting elder depression: a battle that can be won

Fighting elder depression: a battle that can be won – Feature Article AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER A. LICHTENBERG Although entering a nursing home leads to improved quality of life for many seniors, the transition from a private home can be a stressful, grief-laden process exacerbated by medical conditions Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that […]

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Restorative nursing program

Restorative nursing program – a “recipe” for program success Karen L. Bonn How do you design a restorative nursing program that keeps your facility in compliance with Federal law and ensures successful state surveys? Think of it as a recipe, and follow the steps. Then, adapt the “recipe” to your residents’ needs and to the […]

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Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor – Letter to the Editor Editor: The feature article “When Drugs Don’t Kill ‘Bugs’” in the May 2003 issue of Nursing Homes/Long Term Care Management [pp. 70-73] was very interesting, but I have some concerns. Dr. Sharbaugh mentions that many residents and healthcare personnel have been shown to be colonized [with […]

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Rose Terrace at Rose Lane Health Center: cottage charm

Rose Terrace at Rose Lane Health Center: cottage charm Robert Volzer MASSILLON, OHIO PROJECT SUMMARY Type of Facility/Setting: 60-bed “clustered-cottage” addition to skilled nursing facility Chief Administrator: Dennis W. Potts, LNHA Planning/Design Consultant: JMM Architects, Inc., (614) 326-5565 Architecture/Construction Management: Harris/Day Architects. Inc., (330) 493-3722 Interior Design Consultant: Interior Design/Kay Trimmer, (727) 823-5772 Photography: [c]2003 […]

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Accommodating the bariatric resident: DOJ nursing and rehabilitation center created a new service to solve a big problem

Accommodating the bariatric resident: DOJ nursing and rehabilitation center created a new service to solve a big problem – Feature Article Gary Lipperman Several years ago our director of admissions noted that we were receiving a lot of calls from area hospitals asking if we could help with the rehabilitation of patients that they just […]