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American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
There are two main organizations that represent nursing homes in the country. One is the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

The American Health Care Association
The American Health Care Association is one of two major associations representing nursing homes in the country.

State Affiliates of The American Health Care Association
The state affiliates of The American Health Care Association are an excellent starting point for navigating your journey in long term care.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging State Associations
Find the state associations for one of the two leading nursing home advocacy groups and learn how to get involved on a local basis.

Nursing Home Satisfaction
With so much emphasis on quality and satisfaction in healthcare, nursing homes have begun to measure their performance. My InnerView is a company that provides senior care leaders evidence-based management tools to better achieve their organization's goals. While this article is not an endorsement, it remains that My InnerView has a handle on...

Economic Impact of Long-Term Care
A report by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) shows that the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes provide $153.8 billion of direct economic impact to state economic activity (1.1%) and $371.9 billion of total impact (2.7%) to state economic activity. Clearly the economic impact of long-term care is large.

Becoming a Director of Nursing for a Skilled Nursing Facility
The Director of Nursing Services (DON) works in concert with the Administrator and directs the Nursing Department to maintain quality standards of care in accordance with Federal, State and facility standards, guidelines and regulations. In a nursing home, the DON plays a crucial role in caring for our elders.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) new Pathway to Excellence in Long Term CareTM (PTE-LTC) Program is the first recognition of its kind for long-term-care facilities. PTE-LTC acknowledges long-term-care facilities that foster work environments where nurses and nursing staff can thrive, substantiates the professional satisfaction...

Becoming a Nursing Home Administrator
The nursing home administrator is a leader in the organization who not only directs its operations but in a large part is responsible for setting the tone of the culture. Now more than ever, true leaders are needed in this area of healthcare. Let's look at this position, its responsibilities, training requirements, expected salary and career...

Physical Therapists in Demand in Healthcare
Physical therapists careers are expected to grow much faster than average and job opportunities are good. More and more nursing homes are employing physical therapists as the industry embraces the rehabilitation business.

Occupational Therapist - In-demand Profession with Bright Outlook
Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. The outlook is bright especially thise who work with elders in nursing, assisted living and elsewhere.

Disaster Prep Needs Work
Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness is essential to the safety of residents and staff. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) Office of Inspector General has identified gaps in preparedness. This article outlines the findings from their report “Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During...

Reducing Anti-Psychotic Medications Through Individualized Care
Honoring residents’ customary routines provides the blueprint for meeting the challenge of CMS’ new initiative to reduce the use of anti-psychotic medications by 15% by December 31, 2012. Here are some ways to foster resident-centered care while reducing medication use.

New Approaches to Readmission Reduction
At a World Health Congress, a new look at the readmission issue was provided by Gregg Allen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Norman Scarborough, MD, Vice President and Senior Medical Director, MedSolutions. Intervention before hospitalization can be key. Care coaches are critical. See what's new.

Geriatric Care Managers
When choosing care for mom or dad and eventually yourself, it is often hard to know where to start and how to evaluate your care choices. You might want to start with a Care Management Service. Here are some tips for choosing.

Touring an Assisted Living or Nursing Home
It’s time to take a tour of the nursing home or assisted living facility you are considering. Here is the second of two articles. Consider these important steps when choosing care for a loved one.

The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch for Nursing Home Residents
Many studies have shown that Therapeutic Touch provides significant physical, mental, and psychological benefits for Nursing Home Residents. Yet these therapies are often not applied in clinical settings. Take a fresh look and perhaps reconsider these therapies for your residents.

What is a Special Focus Facility?
What is a Special Focus Facility? CMS Reopens Program

New Nursing Home Administrator Code of Ethics Introduced
New Nursing Home Administrator Code of Ethics-Personal Conduct Addressed

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