Skilled Nursing eGuides

Our comprehensive library of digital handbooks offers expert recommendations and practical strategies for the most pressing issues in skilled nursing.

Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of reactions, top among them fear and anxiety. While everyone responds differently to stressful situations, there are steps communities can take to help staff cope during this difficult time. Learn how you can help your employees take care of themselves in the midst of the outbreak. Top…

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COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

Telemedicine has been revolutionizing the way care gets delivered. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been essential to keeping residents healthy when they are most at risk. Find out how your program can encourage adoption now and going forward to improve the lives of those in your facility. 5 Telehealth Drivers During COVID-19 How…

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Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic not only poses risks to workers’ physical and psychological well-being but their fiscal health as well. With investments plunging, home values pushed lower, rising unemployment rates, and other notable changes in the economy, the threats to employees’ finances continue to mount. Learn opportunities for communities to help ease employees’ financial worries during…

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Top 10 Skilled Nursing Activities During COVID-19

Top 10 Skilled Nursing Activities During COVID-19

Central to many assisted living facilities is congregation – in activities, common spaces and dining rooms. But with the risk of the spread and transmission of COVID-19, facilities have taken steps to protect residents and staff, from enforcing social distancing and visitor restrictions to canceling all group activities. Since interaction is essential to an individual’s…

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Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

While some assisted living communities have faced crises before like natural disasters, nothing could have prepared the industry for the COVID-19. And it is taking a toll on employees. From concerns about their own health to the high number of fatalities in long-term care settings, it has been challenging for staff to remain positive during…

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Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

Skilled Nursing Facilities work to provide comfortable settings for aging seniors. But even in these safe, comforting environments, patients are not spared the effects of COVID-19, even within their own walls. The high rates of infection, visitation restrictions, and limits to their independence have affected everyone. During this chaotic time, facilities need to focus on…

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Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession, and nurses deliver most of the nation’s long-term care. Yet the emotional toll of COVID-19 is threatening the psychological well-being of these frontline workers, putting them at risk for issues such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. To help avoid a mental health crisis, proactive support can be vital….

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Managing Information During COVID-19

Managing Information During COVID-19

During a national emergency like COVID-19, news and information are essential to providing a sense of control, reducing uncertainty, and promoting safety in your facility. Yet too much has the potential to be damaging, causing anxiety among staff, patients, and caregivers. Finding just the right balance of what to share is important to avoiding overload….

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Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

Even prior to COVID-19, cases of workplace violence were on the rise. From threats and intimidation to assault and shootings, violence has been a growing concern among employers in all industries. And workers in healthcare settings face significant risks. From 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents was more than four times…

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Reopening to Visitors

Reopening to Visitors

The long-term care industry has been at the epicenter of COVID-19, leading the country’s fatalities from the virus. To curb the spread, facilities were forced to implement lockdowns. As states start to allow guests back into skilled nursing facilities, the relaxed rules are a welcome relief to many, especially those suffering negative mental health effects…

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Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

Precautions will persist after the initial wave of COVID-19 to prevent future spread of the virus, especially in high-risk populations like assisted living patients. Facilities should continue to check state and local health department guidance as well as that issued by federal agencies like the CDC, particularly surrounding infection control policies and procedures and how…

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Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

Central to keeping patients safe in the midst of COVID-19 is social distancing. According to the CDC, limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of the virus. But in senior living settings, restrictions to keep patients and visitors physically apart can also negatively impact seniors’ mental health. While many…

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