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Common Medications for Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions are prevalent in the United States. With the medical industry ever-evolving, it is important to know the types of diseases and treatments residents may have. Providing the best care starts by understanding the diagnosis of residents. The American Lung Association reports that 34 million Americans live with some type of lung disease. Lung […]

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Leaders: Becoming Dynamic Part of Resident Care

While it is known that leaders create better and safer teams to assist residents productively, leaders also have an obligation to attend to residents’ needs. In care facilities, it is common for residents to feel lonely or stressed. After all, they are in a new environment. Caretakers with solid leadership skills have the ability to

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Routes of Medication Administration: Strategies to Prevent Medication Discrepancies

Unfortunately, medication errors are common in care communities. It only takes one misread of the label or mishandling of medication to cause irreparable damage to a resident. Care teams need to take trained steps and precautions when administering medication to residents. Training and education can be life-saving measures in care communities. Prior research has shown

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Leadership for All: Qualities of a Successful Leader

It is widely believed that leadership is given to those in high positions. This is a misconception as leadership can be found in all roles. All positions in assisted living facilities have the capacity and ability to take on leadership roles. Leaders ensure that all residents receive the best care from motivated and focused caretakers.

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Common Medications for Cardiac Conditions

With cardiovascular diseases affecting a significant amount of Americans, education on medications and conditions is a necessity. It is important that care teams are familiar with regulations and are trained to provide correct medication to residents in assisted living facilities. ETE offers training on medication delegation to educate and equip care teams with knowledge and

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Caregiver Leadership: Qualities in a Leader in Assisted Living Facilities

When a care team member exemplifies leadership skills, the care of the residents is held to a higher standard. Teams and residents thrive with a compassionate, productive, commutative leader to guide them in care. However, not every caregiver holds a certain “title”. All caregivers have the potential to become the types of leaders that residents

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Symptom Management: Creating a Higher Quality of Care in Assisted Living Facilities

Symptoms are unfortunately prevalent when residents are diagnosed with a disease or condition. Although many symptoms are easily treatable, others are more chronic and can often be debilitating to the resident. Without proper treatment, a resident’s quality of life can decrease. Therefore, intervention by care staff is an important aspect of working in a care

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Nursing Leadership: Empowering Leaders to Empower Teams

Nursing leadership is more than authority. It’s how a person leads a team and the qualities they internalize. These qualities become the driving force to a successful and cooperative team. Because a strong care team leads to strong care communities. Implementing nursing leadership within care teams has beneficial effects. Prior research has shown that nursing

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The Positive Impact of Intergenerational Friendships for Seniors

When it comes to intergenerational friendships, age is just a number. Friendship is a beautiful thing, and many people find that close friendships are crucial in creating a life they enjoy. In fact, we learn from a young age how significant friends are to us. At every step of the way, they serve as our

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