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O administrator, DON, where art thou? With turnover rates on the rise, where will tomorrow’s administrators and DONs come from?

O administrator, DON, where art thou? With turnover rates on the rise, where will tomorrow’s administrators and DONs come from? – Feature Article Todd Hutlock The staffing crisis plaguing the long-term care field is already bad enough, but with the baby boomers waiting in the wings, things could get far worse before they get better. […]

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the evaluation of Brewster Village; Does a facility upgrade really work for everyone involved? The authors placed one such project under the scientific microscope

Closing the circle: the evaluation of Brewster Village; Does a facility upgrade really work for everyone involved? The authors placed one such project under the scientific microscope Andrew L. Alden Only one year after its demolition, the old Outagamie County Health Center, with its origins in the county poorhouse and poor farm, is already a […]

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The cleanliness challenge: the housekeeping and administrative viewpoints – Special Section

The cleanliness challenge: the housekeeping and administrative viewpoints – Special Section – Interview “Housekeeping is the one occupation with a staff that never runs out of things to do. We remove today’s dirt to make room for tomorrow’s.” — Patricia Grady And removing that dirt in the nursing home has become increasingly complicated in the […]

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Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring – Product Spotlight FreeStyle[TM] by SelecTech Flooring Products is a commercial resilient laminate tile installed without adhesive. A proprietary interlocking edge and flexible resilient waterproof base allow FreeStyle to be free-laid directly over problem subfloors with high moisture content, cracks, or irregular surfaces, as well as over most existing flooring, including asbestos tile, […]

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Hand dynamometer

Hand dynamometer – Product Spotlight The GardioGrip hand dynamometer was developed by MD Systems to guide individuals through Dr. Ronald L. Wiley’s precise hand isometric protocol to reduce high blood pressure. Clinical trials have revealed that those individuals with higher than normal blood pressure experienced a 12- to 15-mm reduction through this technique. The method […]

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Pressure-wound management program

Pressure-wound management program – Wound Care The Tempur-Pedic Ultimate Skin Management Program[TM] (TUSMaP), an innovative approach to reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers for long-term care residents, has earned a certificate of distinction in the Disease-Specific Care Certification program of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (ICAHO). TUSMaP is a comprehensive program in […]

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Enhancing the referral process between a hospital and SNF: how information technology speeded and simplified referrals for two organizations

Enhancing the referral process between a hospital and SNF: how information technology speeded and simplified referrals for two organizations Douglas S. Ford To tackle the age-old problem of improving referrals between acute-care hospitals and post-acute nursing homes, two organizations have created an innovative system to improve their communication. NHC Fort Sanders, a 172-bed SNF, is […]

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Wireless call system

Wireless call system The Bosch Security Escort System is a wireless help-call system that lets a resident signal for help in an emergency. The alarm signal is received at the Central Console(s) and the resident’s identification, location, and direction of travel are graphically displayed on a computer monitor. Effective and easy to use, the Security […]

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Bariatric support surfaces

Bariatric support surfaces James Consolidated, Inc., offers a low air loss bariatric mattress in seven sizes and a low air loss bariatric turning mattress in three sizes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For information on the complete lines of therapeutic support surfaces from James Consolidated, call (800) 884-3317, or visit www.volkner.com. 61 ON READER SERVICE CARD COPYRIGHT 2004 […]

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Resident tansfer taining on CD-ROM – Product Sptolight

Resident tansfer taining on CD-ROM – Product Sptolight – Brief Article Medcare Products announces its interactive training. CD-ROM, Evidence of Learning[TM], designed to provide nursing personnel with the necessary training tools needed to complete safe resident transfers. With the Evidence of Learning Training[TM] System, nursing staff can receive training and retraining when it is convenient […]