Cornell E-Newsletter #3

Excellent staffing greatly increases resident satisfaction.Study: Staffing is key driver for assisted living satisfaction

Senior Housing News

Resident satisfaction among assisted living consumers is a direct result of staffing, including employee happiness, a post-acute care report finds. While ratings are improving relative to 2010 data, staffing still needs work, according to the report, which surveys post-acute care providers including assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, home care and hospice.

Report: Nurse call system equipment market growth expected to be 13.6 percent through 2016

Infiniti Research Limited via Research and Markets

The analysts forecast the Nurse Call System Equipment market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 13.66 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing elderly population. The Nurse Call System Equipment market in the US has also been witnessing the integration of nurse call systems with wireless technologies. However, the lack of awareness of advanced technologies available could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Buy a new ride and brand your facility

Long-Term Living

Today's seniors are more mobile than generations before and those living in assisted living, continuing care retirement communities and even long-term care settings need and want to get out into their communities. Getting residents where they need to go is important to keep current customers and their families satisfied and guide potential residents to choose your facility. It is, therefore, in the best interest of any senior living operation to offer a robust transportation program with the right vehicles.

Remember: Resident is heart of person-centered care

Long-Term Living Magazine

If your facility truly wants to deliver person-centered care, then you must involve residents and their families in the care-planning process, Susan LaGrange, RN, BSN, NHA, director of education for Pathway Health, told those attending a session at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living annual meeting in Phoenix. Then, resident preferences and other information must be put in writing so that everyone involved in a resident's care can access it.

Long-term care residents are at high risk of fall-related head injuries

McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Long-term care residents frequently hit their heads when they fall, suggesting that care providers should develop interventions to reduce the risk of fall-related brain injuries, according to newly published research. Researchers affiliated with Canada's Simon Fraser University analyzed video footage from two long-term care facilities. In a 39-month period, they captured 227 falls involving 133 residents, according to the findings published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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