Honoring our Residents: Avoiding Elderspeak

Published: February 10, 2020

As people who work every day with elders, we may think we never engage in behavior that older people may find offensive. We may even say something with the best of intentions only to have it taken as an insult. One of the most common ways that younger people unintentionally offend older people is through… Read More

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10 Ways to Avoid Injuries and Illness at Your Long-Term Care Job

Published: January 10, 2020

To keep you healthy and safe at work, we asked a panel of experts about how to minimize the chance of nursing job-related injury or illness. Here’s what they had to say. Wash your hands “Wash your hands to prevent illnesses’ spread,” said Arvella Battick, MSN, RN, PHN, an instructor at Everest College in Anaheim,… Read More

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Reducing Stress During the Holiday Season

Published: November 27, 2019

For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as we plan parties, get ready for family get-togethers, and exchange gifts with those we love. But the season can also bring about added stress as we try to balance our work and “everyday” lives with the added demands of shopping, entertaining and attending… Read More

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Get Ready for the 2019-2020 Flu Season

Published: October 21, 2019

Many health experts are predicting that this year’s flu season – which is already underway – will be a bad one. They base this prediction on looking at other countries where flu happens first, such as Australia, which had 300,000 cases of the flu this year. That’s why getting a flu shot is so important,… Read More

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