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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →