Most Recent Articles by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
An LTC shrink's mindMay 01, 2013
These are the initial posts of the popular new McKnights.com blog "The World According to Dr. El." See more from her at McKnights.com.
Long-term care psychologists often can help prevent rehospitalizationsOct 09, 2012
Long-term care psychologists are a valuable resource for facilities looking to reduce their hospital readmission rates.
The 'single' boom: problems and solutions for long-term careApr 27, 2012
Demographic trends suggest we need to prepare for increasing numbers of residents without close relatives. Here are four ways we can expect this shift to impact our residents, and suggestions for how we can adapt to this change.
After natural disasters: coping with resident and staff emotionsAug 29, 2011
The Northeast just experienced an earthquake and a hurricane all in one week. The storm may have subsided, but it's likely residents and staff will still be facing a whirlwind of emotions. And it's likely that, sooner or later, you will have to deal with a natural disaster or other calamity. Here are some tips on how to handle such situations.
Improving the treatment of mental health issues in nursing homesJun 01, 2010
More attention should be paid to nursing home residents' mental health, an important but often overlooked aspect of care.