Category Archives: Advocacy

Strategies to Help Reduce Re-Admissions in LTC

How can you open the doors to deeper and more meaningful information that efficiently and accurately reveals what a resident really wants? How do you clarify for the care team how to employ individualized approaches that are most closely aligned … Continue reading

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Sex happens in memory care communities…so what?

Intimacy in communities catering to memory care residents is a fact of life.  Whether between two residents or a resident and their non-resident significant other, this is a ‘hot’ issue that needs to be acknowledged and discussed. Does an individual … Continue reading

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New Definitions of Pressure Wounds

WARNING: Some images might prove upsetting to viewers.  Pressure ulcers, aka pressure sores or bed sores, normally develop of the bony areas of the body like the heels, hips or cheek bone, ankles, ears, elbows, etc..  These sores are caused … Continue reading

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Required Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course

CMS’ New Emergency Preparedness Regulation   CMS’ Emergency Preparedness Rule goes into effect November 16, 2017. This will be the first time home health agencies will be required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Emergency Preparedness Training: The Centers … Continue reading

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Acting as our patients’ / parents’ advocates for home care

There is inherent tension dealing with a policy flawed by its quixotic attempts to distinguish between acute and long-term functional dependencies. Specifically, they need to learn how to tell when needed services are not available because of Medicare regulations and … Continue reading

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Hiring? How to Check a Caregiver’s References

Whether hiring for a loved one (or two) at home or hiring a new employee for a small or large corporate agency, it is important to know who you are really getting. First time hiring or replacing of caregivers can … Continue reading

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Ideas for Loving Up an Elder on Valentine’s Day

Whether you love them with all your heart or kinda just like them, you can make St. Valentine’s Day special for the elder in your care. You do not have to be crafty or clever (or have deep pockets) to … Continue reading

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