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 Nursing!
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Geriatric Nursing!

:up:It's generally my pleasure, to assist our older population - those 62 years old, and older - have the BEST life possible. As you all know, nurses have to ALWAYS...

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Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients
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Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients

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...

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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing
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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

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...

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LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide
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LTC Charting: A Beginner's Guide

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...

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

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...

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The Devil and Delta Webster
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The Devil and Delta Webster

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...

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There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart

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...

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TheCommuter

Coprophagia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents

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

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The Differences between Nursing Home in the United States and Nigeria

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...

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National Safety Month Tips: No 1 Gets Hurt
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National Safety Month Tips: No 1 Gets Hurt

Do you ever consider the possibility of being hurt at work? We often take for granted that we are safe and sound as we do our job. But, the national numbers for...

Surveyor: The First Week
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Surveyor: The First Week

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,...

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

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...

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Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
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Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing

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...

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Elders Say the Darnedest Things!
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Elders Say the Darnedest Things!

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...

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Cranky Old Man - What Do You See Nurses?
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Cranky Old Man - What Do You See Nurses?

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...

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Everyone Wants to Become a Nurse For Different Reasons

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...

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Funny & Cute Things Our Demented Patients Say

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...

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A Word to New Nurses

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...

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