The Daily Editors' Blog
How do you discuss a speech or swallow-care plan with someone who might not be able to communicate well?
Former baseball executive Branch Rickey is famous for bringing Jackie Robinson to the Major Leagues to break the color barrier in 1947. It is especially noteworthy since this is Black History Month, but providers should admire Rickey for another reason as well.
When you're a young person who began mulling career choices in the midst of the Great Recession, and then went on to pick a profession lovingly referred to as "dying," odds are you'll go to great lengths to ensure that you have a stable job upon college graduation.
Providers have long-enjoyed a like-hate relationship with Medicaid. Many operators view the program much as a circus trainer might eye a recently acquired wild animal: There's lots of potential, but danger too.
The Real Nurse Jackie
Here we are again, with another record-breaking snowstorm ... when the word SNOW is a four-letter word and just hearing it brings many of us to our knees (often to throw up in a panic in the bathroom!)
With a lot of controversy, the 2016 Dietary Guidelines have just been published. Unfortunately, they constitute a slap in the face to the brilliant and hardworking 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
Effective community outreach to older adults can be done on a much smaller scale, with minimal investment and resources.
A coordinated approach can mean that your programs will get noticed in various media sources which will accentuate your marketing efforts.
Things I Think
We baby boomers think we'll live forever. Data now suggests we might just be right.
You think Five Star is bad? That cherry-picked data can lead to misinterpretation? That it's unfair to be publicly vilified online, and perhaps eternally defined, by every little mistake? You're lucky you're not Blair Walsh.
The World According to Dr. El
Culture change can be portrayed as many things. One possibility often overlooked is its being a grassroots effort that shifts the dynamics between residents, staff and community, one unit at a time.
Placebos could be a better friend than you realize in the universal quest to reduce the number of medications that elderly patients receive. Don't believe me? Read on. (It won't hurt.)