The Daily Editors' Blog
If a recent survey of about 800 corporate attorneys is to be believed, there's no shortage of things to lose sleep over.
There's a country music song that popularly declares, "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Well, I'm here to tell you, having standards isn't the answer.
There's a feel-good national story that debuted last week around how emergency responders helped an 81-year-old man. Wonderful people came to his aid. But why did it have to come to this?
The first time I heard Gen. Colin Powell speak at a trade show was in the mid-1990s, and he gave one of the most spellbinding presentations I'd ever witnessed. That said, it's now probably time for senior living organizations to stop hiring him.
The Real Nurse Jackie
I recently read an article that discussed the Top 10 sentences a manager or boss should never let past their lips. You should think, "Run for the hills!" if they say any of these things. And yet they do. Here's my Real Nurse Jackie take on them.
OK, let's face it. We all have an inner superhero in us or we wouldn't be in the business of serving. But sometimes we need to leave that cape at home.
"Let's make the veiller!" This popular Cajun phrase means, "Let's spend the evening talking with friends." And that's exactly what we did at the 2015 American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination Annual Conference in New Orleans earlier this month.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its annual series of Medicare payment-related proposed rules for long-term care post-acute settings, which includes skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals last month.
Things I Think
Last time we talked, it was peppers and hooch. Now it's liquor and prostitutes. As a long-term care professional, I imagine you're wondering what you've done wrong to encourage this trending moral free-fall in your facilities. But let me put your mind at ease. It's not you. It's me.
You are correct. "Peppers and Hooch" does sound like a bad buddy cop show from the '80s. But in the world of Nebraskan long-term care, the lethal combination could be threatening the whole profession.
The World According to Dr. El
I've been fortunate enough to attend several senior living conventions recently and my enthusiasm for the experience has yet to diminish. You would feel the same way, and here's why.
My first-ever trip to Oklahoma for a speaking engagement recently included no fringed surries. But there was a bustling, well-run long-term conference, animated conversations with attendees, life-altering products in the expo hall and much, much more. Much more.