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Issue 173 - 16 March 2011

Articles

1. Private matters
By Sheehan, Patricia. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p8
Abstract:
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses an article on social media and the possible consequences and ways to avoid liability related to privacy of individuals and organizations by John Lyncheski.

2. GUEST EDITORIAL. View from the 'other side'
By DuBois, Philip C. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p10-12
Abstract:
The author reflects on the importance of good attitude in being a nurse. The author relates his experiences in having three caregivers who take care of him when he suffered injuries from a car accident and he differentiates his caregivers based from their characters. He mentions that relationships are at the root of quality outcomes of the delivery of healthcare service. He adds that it is worthwhile in investing to an employee whose heart is in the proper place.

3. Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson named AHCA's next president
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p14
Abstract:
The article announces that Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)

4. Skilled Healthcare to pay $50 million settlement
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p14
Abstract:
The article reports that Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. was fined with 50 million dollars due to it violations of a state statute that authorized nursing homes to maintain 3.2 nursing hours per-patient per-day.

5. LTL NEWS TICKER
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p14-16
Abstract:
The article offers information related to long-term care including the cost from global gross domestic product (GDP) for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, cost of a room in a private nursing home in 2010, and the effect of brain exercise on dementia.

6. AAHSA members approve 'LeadingAge'
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p16
Abstract:
The article reports that the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) members decided to change its name to LeadingAge which is a result of a study on the core principles of AAHSA.

7. RN jobs in LTC forecast to grow 25% by 2018
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p16
Abstract:
The article reports that the registered nursing jobs would increase by 25% in 2018, according to the article published in the "Nursing Spectrum/NurseWeek."

8. For Medicaid, relief is on the way
By Garry, Bob. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p18-20
Abstract:
In this article, the author discusses the combination of additional Medicaid money which is integrated in a Congressional passage of legislation. Bruce Yarwood of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) says that the additional funding is vital to maintaining home- and community-based services options. The author mentions that a non-partisan health policy study indicates the influence of worsening Medicaid rate levels on the ability of African-Americans to maintain quality nursing home care.

9.STAFFING SOLUTIONS. In defense of micromanaging
By Reifkind, Bernie. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p21
Abstract:
The article offers the author's insights on the micromanagement of employees to ensure the success of the business.

10.Turning seniors into online globetrotters
By Tellis-Nayak, V. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p22-23
Abstract:
The article offers information on the initiative of caregiver Candria Kwak to let the elders of Pine Grove Nursing Home experience the safari through Wildearthtv.com, a program which offers live broadcasters and wildlife channels. It says that Kwak changed the computers into an interactive touch screen television (TV), allowing the elders to experience South Africa expedition up close. It mentions that made the safari experience possible with the Web-based service It's Never 2 Late.

11. Let's talk about social media: What's your message?
By Kolus, Kevin. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p24-30
Abstract:
The article offers the author's insights on the use of social media senior communities. It cites the communication plan developed by CRL Senior Living Communities which uses the social networks Facebook and Twitter, electronic newsletter, and videoconferencing through Skype terminals. It mentions that Redstone Highlands Senior Living Communities, a continuing care retirement community, uses the social media for fund-raising initiatives.

12. Social Media 101... Lauren Shaham
By Kolus, Kevin. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p26-29
Abstract:
An interview with Lauren Shaham, the communications vice president of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) is presented. When asked on the Intergenerational Social Media Laboratory, she mentions that the laboratory would feature a mini-classroom wherein individual could learn social media tools. Shaham says that students who will join the AAHSA special event would have a plaque. Moreover, Shaham notes that there would be education sessions during the event.

13. Social recruiting targets job candidates.
By Sheehan, Patricia. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p31
Abstract:
The article focuses on the use of social media in employee recruitment in long-term care facilities. It mentions that human resource (HR) administrators consider the potential of social media in identifying prospect employees. It states that "social recruiting" is considered as a tool which supplements different search methods. Moreover, it says that social media is utilized as a vetting tool by the recruiters in which candidates could contact the prospect employers through social networks.

14. Social media in the workplace: Do you know, need to know, what your employees are tweeting?
By Lyncheski, John E. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p32-35
Abstract:
The article focuses on the advantages of utilizing social media in the work environment. It mentions that the growth of social media as a communication tool promotes unintentional effects which should not be ignored by the employers. It states that a study determined that more than 25% of the employees acknowledge that they modified their workplace computers' settings. It says that a social media policy is necessary and employers must assign an individual who would control social media usage.

15. Engaging families: Enhancing the relationship among residents, their families, and your community.
By Abbott-Shultz, Brenda. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p36-39
Abstract:
The article focuses on how to enhance the relationship between long-term care professionals and the families of care facility residents. It says that one relationship tool is goal-setting with family members which shows alliance between the community and the family. It offers several problem-solving tips which include encouraging complaints, apologizing for the inconvenience, and providing immediate action. It suggests to set up a family support program and to assure a lasting relationship

16. Achieve 100% occupancy: A building filled with happy, satisfied residents is a key to success for long-term care organizations.
By Fannon, Luke. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p42-43
Abstract:
The article discusses the marketing strategies and practices to achieve maximum revenue in long-term care facilities. It says that in the senior care industry, healthcare sales is the active client motivation while marketing is the passive one. It tackles the significance of sales and marketing metrics, training, and plans. It suggests to increase referrals from referral sources, develop the admissions process to avoid client frustration, and discuss the facilities' competitive advantages.

17. Successful implementation: Is technology a strategic asset for your organization?
By Muñiz, Roberto; Lazartic, Donna. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p44-46
Abstract:
The article discusses the implementation of technology as a strategic assert in the long-term care industry. It tackles the strategic planning of The Francis E. Parker Memorial Home which includes various phases including vision development, technological evaluation, and strategic option identification. It says that Parker created an information technology (IT) governance structure and technology support function. It adds that successful implementation requires obedience to governance structure.

18. A team approach to dose reduction: Culture change in the use of psychoactive drugs.
By Lego, Lisa; McConnell, Jim. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p48-49
Abstract:
The article focuses on the behavior management team (BMT) of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania-based Hollidaysburg Veterans Home which is designed to address a variety of behaviors among nursing care residents. It states that the BMT is composed of several nursing units including social workers, primary physicians, and pharmacists. It mentions that the nursing units are required to convene for at least three times every month concerning the protection of residents against drug overdose.

19. Fecal incontinence: An overview of the causes, treatments, and interventions to address bowel incontinence in the elderly.
By Arnold-Long, Mary. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p50-53
Abstract:
The article presents an overview of the treatment, medications, and risk factors of fecal incontinence among elderly. It states that 45% of nursing home patients have fecal continence or involuntary movement of bowel. It mentions the risk factors of fecal continence including dysfunction of continence mechanisms because of neuronal impairment, anorectal trauma, and conditions affecting continence. Moreover, it discloses loperamide and biofeedback as effective treatment for fecal incontinence

20. Dysphagia: Address promptly to avoid serious complications
By Boczko, Faerella. Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, Oct 2010, Vol. 59 Issue 10: p54-55

Conferences

21. Communicable Disease Control Conference 2011
Science and Public Health: meeting the challenges of a new decade
Date: 4-6 April 2011
Venue: Hotel Realm, Canberra, AUSTRALIA
More information: www.phaa.net.au

22. International conference on the Science of Nutrition in Medicine and Healthcare
Date: 13 May - Sunday 15 May 2011
Venue: Swiss Grand Hotel and Resort, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
More information: www.nutritionmedicine.org.au

23. Celebrating the 25th GPCE - General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition
Date: 20-22 May 2011
Venue: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
More information: www.gpce.com.au

News - National

24. New thinking on carb counting for diabetes
The Press - 14 March 2011
How many carbs you eat might be less important for your blood sugar than your food's glycemic load, a measure that also takes into account how quickly you absorb those carbs.
That's the conclusion of a new study of healthy adults, which questions the way people with type 1 diabetes determine how much insulin they should take before meals.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/lifestyle/4766346/New-diabetes-thinking

 

 

 

 

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