According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, when economic times are good, deaths in the United States increase. Yet losing a job when the economy sours can cause one's health to deteriorate.
The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.
Who ever thought that caregivers would need to come out of the closet and be accepted? It's true.
Back in Philadelphia, I was a hospital executive who moonlighted as a musician and singer in bands, casinos and nightclubs. When I tired of the band scene, I was looking for an outlet for my musical talents and that is when I discovered performing in long-term care facilities, something I do to this day.
Have you been paying attention to the news lately in the healthcare industry outside of long-term care? Seems insurers are starting to buy hospitals and physician groups. This is a trend slowly sneaking up on the industry.