Should you Sit in Public Bathrooms?

Should you sit? To sit or not to sit, that is the question. It was the question that came up on hike today with a nurse friend of mine.  She asked if I sit in public bathrooms. This started a … Continue reading

Depression in Older Adults

Depression and the Elderly Depression affects 15% of older adults over the age of 65. Depression is not a normal part of aging and is different from sadness. Unlike young adults, elders usually have more than one co-morbidity which can … Continue reading

Nurse Aide Staffing Ratios in Nursing Homes

The Ratios Nurse aide staffing ratios have been a topic of discussion since nurse aides have been utilized in care settings. Federal law does not require a certain number of residents/ patients/ clients per nurse aide (NA) but only requires … Continue reading

Want to open a Nurse Aide Program?

Opening a Nurse Aide Program I have taught Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes in nursing homes and at community colleges. In my 14 years of being a nurse aide instructor, I have always taught for someone else. I have often thought … Continue reading