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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Versus glaucoma which is caused by too much fluid pressure inside your eye, leading to slow vision loss and loss of optic nerve tissue, and if left untreated, it too...

National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Statistics & Demographics Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia, an impairment of one’s ability to remember, think, or make typical daily decisions more of a challenge. Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of death...

Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Pharmacy Change During a Pandemic Business is certainly not “as usual” in any industry, especially long-term and supported care.  Staffing needs are being evaluated and altered almost daily, vendor/visitor/admission protocols are following-suit, and what used to...

Transitioning Long-Term Care Pharmacy Providers

Transitioning Long-Term Care Pharmacy Providers

In a long-term care setting, transitioning providers for any type can seem daunting. You may be concerned about adding work for your team, disrupting resident care or even causing general disorganization and chaos, all of which are valid concerns. When choosing...

Reduce Readmissions Rates in Long Term Care Communities

Reduce Readmissions Rates in Long Term Care Communities

As healthcare leaders and providers, reducing hospital readmissions is a commitment you make to benefit your residents and the viability of your facility. Yet developing effective readmission reduction strategies can feel like a difficult, even insurmountable...

Anemia in the Elderly: Types to Treatments

Anemia in the Elderly: Types to Treatments

Anemia among the elderly is common. Most likely some of your residents are currently living with this condition. Residents with an anemia diagnosis have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells, or the hemoglobin in their red blood cells falls below normal....

How to Find and Retain Quality Nursing Home Staffing

The heart and soul of every long-term care facility is the staff. But we know that hiring and keeping the best nursing home staffing can is an industry-wide challenge. We understand the staffing struggle most long-term care facilities face. Improving turnover rates...

Part 2: Applying the COPD Treatment Guidelines for Better Care

As the third leading cause of death in the United States, symptoms from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) negatively impact many of your residents’ daily life. COPD, which consists of multiple diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and often...

COPD Nursing Management Part 1: How to Use the GOLD Guidelines

For security purposes please do not include any personal medical information, when completing the form. You’re likely seeing the devastating health impacts of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among your residents on a daily basis. The U.S. Centers for...

Effective Techniques for Pain Management in the Elderly

Effective Techniques for Pain Management in the Elderly

Pain can be debilitating. Muscle aches, nerve pain, joint pain—these and other pain related issues have the potential to dramatically impact a person’s quality of life. Constant pain can cause everyday activities, such as enjoying a walk or self-care, to become too...