The Daily Editors' Blog
Journey with me, children, back to 2003, when yours truly hung out with smokers.
The content in the angry letter sounded all-too familiar. "Flawed methodology" and "substantive errors" in CMS's "chosen methodology." Another nursing home organization taking issue with the Five-Star ratings system, right?Actually, the authors were blasting a new ratings system for HOSPITALS.
A Pioneer Network webinar on Thursday was a good reminder of how easy it can be to judge absent families when caring for the elderly.
McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural Online Expo arrives June 20. Just like McKnight's past Online Expos that have attracted thousands of long-term care professionals, it is free to attend and offers free CE credits — three, to be exact.
The Real Nurse Jackie
Donald Duck officially turned 83 years old on Friday, having been "born" in 1934. I have to wonder: If he were in a long-term care facility today, what would his person-centered care plan look like?
Becoming a nurse manager doesn't just "happen." (It's not like, "Poof! You're a DON!") Someone took the time to mentor the nurse manager and train her to develop into the role.
What would our leadership look like if we thought that tomorrow would not come? If we ask ourselves that question, we immediately will reason there is a tomorrow. That is our challenge: We always give ourselves time. Time, in this case, is not our friend.
My most recent trip to Washington, D.C., was wrapping up like most others. I was heading to Reagan Airport by way of Uber, but what happened next was not typical — and drove me to write this piece.
Things I Think
When I first started writing about long-term care back in a previous century, our profession's slow embrace of technology and affection for the status quo was widely cited and frequently mocked. It doesn't feel that way anymore.
Even the best managers can sometimes inadvertently make jobs more difficult than they have to be, often just out of habit or inattention.
The World According to Dr. El
One of the things that most brightens my workday is when I see long-term care residents hanging out together.
I waited outside the room until the rehab therapists finished talking to Jim, who'd been admitted to the nursing home the night before.