There have been countless nursing home managers, supervisors, and even HR executives, who have committed impolitic comments about employees in email messages. Those comments often become evidence in cases where employees sue employers for alleged forms of harassment and/or discrimination or some variant of wrongful discharge.
In my 32 years of careful study regarding the divide between administration and certified nursing aides, I have learned many things. One of the most important discoveries is that there are two separate languages spoken between administration and CNAs.
Many seniors are intimidated by technology, particularly those over age 75. An estimated 72% of adults in this age group do not use smartphones, laptops, tablets or similar devices. We may ask, 'How can this be when technology is all around us and so much a part of everyday life?' But for many 'non-using' seniors their reasoning tends to be that they can't learn technology, it won't benefit them, and it's too complicated to bother with.
If you're a gambling person, it looks like the odds just got a whole lot better for Marilyn Tavenner becoming the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That's the person who manages the main funding streams of long-term care in the United States.
Federal health officials have agreed to changes in Medicare coverage rules that would make it easier for beneficiaries with chronic conditions to qualify for nursing home stays, outpatient therapy and home healthcare services, according to reports.