Should there be any doubt that some long-term care providers have a persecution complex, it's evident in a response to Tim Mullaney's blog Tuesday.
Depending on the numbers you choose to believe, senior living profit margins are a razor thin 3% — or more like 20%. Regardless, many would like to believe operators are engaging in a fairly despicable business practice: intentionally underpaying the help.
A common quip has been that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Now, there's a long-term care provider who's hoping to prove that the stomach is also the way to the brain.
Long-term care workers and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services employees might have a lot in common — and that's not entirely good news.
On Oct. 31 (an ironic coincidence?) a report from the Office of inspector General frighteningly said Medicare paid some $23 million in benefits for more than 17,000 dead people in 2011. And my husband says I waste money.
OK, I have to admit it. Because I hate all things impractical I HATE those pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertisements. Oh, and every pharma rep I know hates them, too. I have a solution.
Home- and community-based care advocates seek a total rebalance of care. They want the care dollars to be shifted to home- and community-based care, which has been historically short-shifted. However, shifting one group of care against another does not achieve a balance. Home-based caregivers still must be able to rely on good nursing home care.
As we enter the holiday season, AARP's recent report on caregiving highlights the impact of changing demographics in American households: there will be dramatic shortages of paid and unpaid caregivers by 2050 in the US.
Are you satisfied with your life? I'm not, and I barely know you. So in this festive Christmas/holiday month, it seems like the perfect time to figure out how to make your existence more mirth-filled and meaningful.
Some people do their best thinking during meditation or yoga. For others it's the shower, or while they're swimming from Cuba to Florida. Personally, some of my deepest, most insightful thoughts have occurred while my mouth is filled with fingers and dental tools.
How many of you will agree with me that we never fully turn off the internal therapist mode when we're in public, outside of work hours?
Well, it's that time of year already. Hectic schedules, extra weekend shifts and holiday planning. It's also time for rehab to spend some extra time discussing holiday plans with their patients. Whether it's a short family trip home on the holiday or out to eat at a favorite restaurant, added stress and poor safety judgment can lead to a slew of new and bigger problems.