A lot of things were different in long-term care back in 1962. Never mind the stiff uniforms, spartan buildings and low technology. Medicare and Medicaid were still a few years from being born by President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive pen. But there's been at least one constant since then.
The coming work week should be good for long-term care administrators: It's named after them. From Monday through Friday around the country, various observations and celebrations will take place to honor the ultimate multi-taskers. It's going to be National Long Term Care Administrator's Week. Staff, volunteers, residents and their family members are all expected to recognize administrators in various ways. Each March, the American College of Health Care Administrators sponsors the special week of observances.