Health officials suggest Ebola cannot be spread through casual contact. Rather, a person becomes infected through contact with the blood and other bodily fluids of others already infected. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also communicates, "Individuals who are infected are not contagious until symptoms are noted." Find out what you can do to protect yourself, your workers and your patients.
As the health care field gets even more serious about delivering patient-centered, value-based care, nurses and other staff members are facing new responsibilities and learning requirements. These developments make it an ideal time to review competency programs and competency assessment goals, and create strategies targeted toward building and maintaining an advanced workforce.
Challenges in promoting professional development, such as time and financial resources for training, can act as barriers to workforce development. Therefore, it is important that we measure benefits and outcomes of our investment in achieving our organizations' strategic goals.
Several years ago, many seniors made the move from a house to a condo or townhouse, simply because there is less maintenance. Many of those same people are now contemplating another move, because they want to live in a place where they can continue to thrive while having access to services that meet their needs as they grow older. The desire to move is accompanied by laments about having to go through the moving process all over again.
LeadingAge has partnered with the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) to launch LeverAge, a program to address the financing needs of LeadingAge members serving low-income older people. LeverAge can be used to reposition, to expand, or to add to aging services, housing, and long-term care programs serving at least 40% of the participants at 80% or less of area median income.