Balancing Safety and Resident Choice in Nursing Home Visitation

Prior to COVID-19, much progress had been made to ensure the autonomy of the individual resident was honored. A national movement on person-centered care was created to ensure that the voice of the frail elderly was heard, and that their rights to continue living life to the fullest extent possible …

What Can The Great Depression Teach Us About Resiliency?

By Julie Helling, BSN, RN, RAC-CT Everyone has been adversely affected by the events of this year, but none more so than the long-term care residents. We have seen a dramatic decline in resident cognition, increased agitation, and a rise in depression. Our residents are missing their families and friends. …

4 Reasons Men Should Consider a Career in Nursing (And Where to Start)

by Julia Merrill Historically, the majority of the nursing workforce has always been female. However, the number of male nurses is steadily increasing. Today, 11.4 percent of students in BSN programs identify as male – and great pay and a rewarding career are two of their motivations. With help from …

AAPACN Advocacy Agenda Supports the LTPAC Nursing Profession During the COVID-19 Crisis

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has been the nearly singular focus for AAPACN and our members over the last few months. We have closely communicated with members to understand the needs and challenges of long-term and post-acute care professionals during this time and developed a lengthy roster of tools, tips, and …

Spotlight on You – Podcast Series Episode 2

In the second episode of this two-part series, AAPACN Chair-elect, Jill Snow, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CHC, and AAPACN Immediate Past-chair, Stephanie Kessler, CPC, join AAPACN Vice President of Curriculum Development, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, in a discussion about three of the top challenges facing LTPAC nurse professionals …

AANAC and AADNS – Mental Health Tips for Long-Term Care Professionals

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and AAPACN recognizes the struggles long-term care professionals are facing right now to keep their mental health balanced during to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses may be feeling stressed, tired, overwhelmed, or depressed by the hard decisions they must make every day and the situations …

Coronavirus and How to Protect Your Residents and Staff: Essential Resources for LTPAC

The United States is currently experiencing an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (officially named COVID-19, aka 2019-nCoV), a respiratory disease that was first seen in Wuhan City, China. Healthcare workers are at a higher risk for exposure due to the nature of their work in close contact with patients and …