Skip to main content

COVID-19 Topic Center

Commentary

Commentary
Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, discusses his early experiences with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)—treatment often used for patients with severe depression—and highlights how the balance of antidepressant treatment and ECT has shifted over time to benefit severely depressed older patients.
Commentary
Brittany H Cone, Esq, and Jordan S Johnson, Esq, attorneys at Hall Booth Smith, PC, talk through the Medicaid program, current practical issues that the long-term care industry is facing, and provide a few possible approaches and solutions to these issues.
Commentary
“Rather than dismissing the fears and concerns of our staff, we need to find ways of addressing the staff where they are,” says Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD. “These concerns cannot be mandated away but must be addressed with empathy, education, and support.”
Commentary
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, explains why a nursing department structure that promotes staff based not only on longevity but an understanding of how to motivate and lead employees is needed.
Commentary
“In this era of COVID-19, providing care to nursing home residents has placed our staff in substantial jeopardy,” stresses Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD.
Commentary
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why long-term care facilities may not be able to decrease the number of staff in response to an increased wage following a decreased census since the pandemic.
Commentary
James “JJ” Maskowitz, partner at Hall Booth Smith, PC, says, proper documentation “is often the backbone of any defense strategy in a long-term care setting, and it is even more critical now amid the public health emergency.”
Commentary
Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN, fellow, Western Institute of Nursing, and professor, Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University, discusses how a group of nursing home administrators, nurses, social workers, and others interested in improving the quality of life in nursing homes…
Commentary
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses why an objective and collaborative approach to the inspection of long-term care facilities is a goal for many facilities, but stresses that the current process may not be easily objective as there is evidence of great variability between states.
Commentary
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, discusses several considerations that should be weighed before requiring long-term care employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
Back to Top