Category: Stress/Crisis management

The violent workplace

Posted by Dr. El - May 25, 2017 - Business Strategies, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Stress/Crisis management
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Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: The violent workplace Last week a nurse, aide and police chief were killed at an Ohio nursing home, along with the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While it’s impossible to prevent all tragic events, especially those involving an armed assailant entering the building […]

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Remember to breathe

Posted by Dr. El - March 14, 2017 - McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Motivating staff, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Remember to breathe I was putting the finishing touches on my article for this week’s column when I paused to consider the headlines on McKnight’s right now. “Don’t be worried about Medicaid funding, be very afraid,” advises Editorial Director John O’Connor. Staff Writer Emily Mongan alerts […]

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10 ways to incorporate mood-boosting exercise into LTC

Posted by Dr. El - January 31, 2017 - Business Strategies, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, For Fun, Inspiration, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Motivating staff, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: 10 ways to incorporate mood-boosting exercise into LTC Cold weather. An uncertain world. Rogue shrinks making the rest of us caring, diligent professionals look bad. I don’t know about you, but I need a mood lifter. I came across an article that suggests that exercise of […]

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6 steps to manage post-election reactions in LTC

Posted by Dr. El - November 22, 2016 - Communication, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Personal Reflections, Resident education/Support groups, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: 6 steps to manage post-election reactions in LTC The 2016 presidential election has revealed a deep rift in our country, and quite possibly in our long-term care facilities as well. While some employees and residents are pleased about the election results, it’s likely that others in […]

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Suicide prevention in older adults

Posted by Dr. El - November 10, 2016 - Communication, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Resident care, Role of psychologists, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Suicide prevention in older adults In preparing for a webinar on suicide prevention, I came across startling statistics about suicide rates among older adults. Despite the concern we often hear about teen suicide, the rate for elders is even higher. While older adults make up 12% […]

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Preventing Burnout in LTC: Free Webinar 7/17

Posted by Dr. El - July 16, 2014 - Motivating staff, Stress/Crisis management, Talks/Radio shows

Join Dr. El Thursday, July 17th at 2pm Eastern Time (1pm Central Time) for a  FREE Webinar on Preventing Burnout in Long-Term Care sponsored by EmLogis To register: visit EmLogis Events   Aunt Sylvia discusses burnout:  http://youtu.be/sIh274aoIF8?list=UUmfhLE_11Y9evQxu-dGxIXg About the webinar: Long-term care can be a stressful work environment, contributing to job dissatisfaction, turnover, injury and […]

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Preventing burnout in long-term care (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - July 10, 2014 - Business Strategies, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Psychology Research Translated, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Preventing burnout in long-term care In my recent post, “Stuff I won’t do for residents and why your staff shouldn’t either,” I wrote about the need for individual workers to set appropriate boundaries around caregiving in order to retain the ability to give without burning out. […]

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Stuff I won’t do for residents and why your staff shouldn’t either: Preventing burnout in LTC (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - January 13, 2014 - McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Personal Reflections, Role of psychologists, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Stuff I won’t do for residents and why your staff shouldn’t either: Preventing burnout in LTC In my last post, I wrote about some of the many things I do for residents as a long-term care psychologist. The astute reader will note that most of the tasks […]

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Suicide risk in LTC: Effective protocols may not be what you think (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - August 11, 2013 - Common Nursing Home Problems and How Psychologists Can Solve Them, Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Psychology Research Translated, Resident care, Stress/Crisis management

Here’s my latest article at McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Suicide risk in LTC: Effective protocols may not be what you think According to researchers, 11% to 43% of LTC residents have thoughts of suicide1-3, with higher rates in larger facilities and in those with more staff turnover4. Other stressors include medical illness, the presence of […]

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Helping your LTC community cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (McKnight’s Guest Post)

Posted by Dr. El - November 8, 2012 - Business Strategies, Stress/Crisis management

It’s been a challenging time here in New York, leading me to write this guest post for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Helping your LTC community cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, long-term care facilities may be wondering how to help their own residents, families, and staff members or […]

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