Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing Articles

How to get a patient with dementia to take their BP meds? How to provide care to both a husband and wife who are residents of your nursing home? How do geriatric patients differ from others when evaluating skin integrity? These and many other current topics are being discussed in Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing. Come on in.

Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

by TheCommuter - Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long... Read More →

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Long-Term Care Nursing: A Specialty In Its Own Right

Long-Term Care Nursing: A Specialty In Its Own Right

by TheCommuter - Long-term care nursing is a specialty that involves helping patients who need extended care as they deal with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Long-term care... Read More →

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Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing

Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing

by TheCommuter - I believe rules can be bent at times. Heck, I feel that some rules can even be outright broken as long as doing so has brightened someone's day. Billie is a... Read More →

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Elders Say the Darnedest Things!

by VivaLasViejas - As anyone who's ever worked with the elderly knows, every care facility has its "characters": the curmudgeon, the hothouse flower, the Church Lady. And the... Read More →

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Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

by Brian - This poem has been passed around for decades, some nurses say they saw it back in the 70's. However, it's a great reminder especially with the new year near... Read More →

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Everyone Wants to Become a Nurse For Different Reasons

Everyone Wants to Become a Nurse For Different Reasons

by KatiescowLPN - Many aspire to feel that rush or excitement of ER nursing, some want to cradle the precious newborns in the nursery or NICUs. Some want to be super-heros to sick... Read More →

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Funny & Cute Things Our Demented Patients Say

Funny & Cute Things Our Demented Patients Say

by TheCommuter - Anyone who works around the demented elderly population can attest to the fact that they sometimes say the darndest things. Mr. Rider is a pseudonym for the... Read More →

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A Word to New Nurses

A Word to New Nurses

by bluegeegoo2 - I have recently had several new nurses to orient not only to my facility, but to LTC and nursing in general. This obviously does not apply to all new nurses as some... Read More →

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A Glass of Prune Juice

A Glass of Prune Juice

by florence2012 - Sundays are usually pretty good days at my nursing home. Church people come and hold a little service with singing and piano playing. The CAN's don't have showers... Read More →

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Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients

Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients

by TheCommuter - Therapeutic lying is the practice of telling little 'white lies' or fibs to prevent from agitating the patient with dementia. Even though some of us were taught to... Read More →

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LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

by TheCommuter - The long term care industry (a.k.a. nursing home industry) employs a large share of new and experienced nurses in the United States. Furthermore, the number of... Read More →

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"State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey

"State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey

by VivaLasViejas - It's the same every year: a contingent from "The State" invades your facility and commences with scrutinizing your work, poring over your records, nosing around... Read More →

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The Devil and Delta Webster

The Devil and Delta Webster

by VivaLasViejas - I could hear the complaining all the way down the hall as I clocked in for my shift. "Will somebody tell me again why we don't have air conditioning!?" "Because... Read More →

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There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

by 99percentangel - As some classmates in our RN nursing program gathered around in a small group this morning, I sided up and listened to a story that quickly carried me back in time... Read More →

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Coprophagia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents

Coprophagia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents

by TheCommuter - Professionals who work with residents of nursing homes, memory care units, assisted living facilities, geriatric psychiatric centers, and other types of long term... Read More →

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The Differences between Nursing Home in the United States and Nigeria

The Differences between Nursing Home in the United States and Nigeria

by ubaike - Individuals dream everyday on how to accomplish their milestone, which is to become a senior one day. This can be very challenging for people as nobody knows what... Read More →

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Surveyor: The First Week

Surveyor: The First Week

by VivaLasViejas - I really had no idea what I was getting into. I thought I knew pretty well what state surveyors did from being on the receiving end of entrance conferences,... Read More →

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Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)

Never Argue With Dementia (and Other Nuggets of Nursing Wisdom)

by VivaLasViejas - It never fails....you're walking down the hall to check on your new patient when you hear an aide loudly attempting to persuade sweet, confused, deaf-as-a-post... Read More →

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