Guest Post by Kitty Holman:
Nursing home staff are a tireless group of professionals and medical personnel striving to care and advocate for Americans elderly. From administrators and nurses to social workers and therapists, the number of people needed to keep nursing homes running smoothly is great. To help these professionals stay abreast of relevant news and information in their fields, many turn to blogs written specifically for nursing home staff. Below, is a list and brief descriptions of just a sampling of these resources.
Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog is useful blog and is written by Frances Shani Parker, author of “Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes.” She provides all interested readers with news, practices, and insight into the field of hospice, eldercare, and nursing homes. She also often includes research, images, and related videos.
Nursing Home Talk is a blog written by a nursing home administrator for the all members of nursing home staff. She provides information on field exams, tips and information on nursing home services, and other thoughtful insights. This blog aims to a “nursing home information source” for all interested readers.
The Hospice Foundation Blog is a wonderful, frequently-updated blog that looks at a host of current issues affecting palliative care. It’s a great resource for workers in the field who want to get a better idea of what’s happening in hospices across the nation.
Hold My Hand: A Social Worker’s Blog is written by Doris Plaster, MSW, LCSW. As a social worker in a nursing home, this blogger offers readers interesting and moving insights into the world of eldercare. This blog is readable for all nursing home staff, but other social workers might find inspiration in the blogger’s thoughts, stories, and reflections relating to this profession.
K. Tree, CNA is a personal blog written by Ms. Tree. It features her daily insights into her life as a CNA. Nurses looking for motivation and inspiration should stop by at this wonderful site.
Transforming Long-Term Health Care is a blog created by an administrator that offers fresh perspectives on nursing and health care. It’s great for those who are looking for words of wisdom from an angle of leadership and management.
My Better Nursing Home is a blog about long-term health care from the perspective of a psychologist. Dr. Eleanor Barbera delves into mental health issues that are a very important part of developing better nursing homes.
Obviously there are more blogs dedicated to nursing homes and eldercare than can be described in this post. But all nursing home professionals are encouraged to read and review blogs that can help them along their professional journey in these facilities.
This guest post is contributed by Kitty Holman, who writes on the topics of nursing schools. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org.