Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Enthusiasm and ingenious inventions at the NYC Aging2.0 Global Startup Pitch Event

Enthusiasm and ingenious inventions at the NYC Aging2.0 Global Startup Pitch Event

Moving beyond the development of medical products for seniors, Aging2.0 seeks to facilitate collaborations between senior care providers and entrepreneurs to create products and services that can be integrated into their businesses.

Where are we going with long-term care?

Where are we going with long-term care?

Long-term care was never planned. It was never even consistently defined. A generally useful definition is that it is a set of services to assist persons who have lost, or never acquired, basic capabilities for self-care and management.

I was a HIMSS Virgin (#HIMSSnewbie)

I was a HIMSS Virgin (#HIMSSnewbie)

Yes, this was my first time. I was nervous and did not know what to expect. Let me start with a confession: Five years ago, I didn't even know what HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) was.

Arbitration agreement case in Georgia: What to understand

Arbitration agreement case in Georgia: What to understand

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Georgia makes clear that a plaintiff who brings a wrongful death claim against a decedent's nursing home is bound by the arbitration agreement entered into by the decedent and/or her power of attorney.

Tips to help staff increase familiarity with LTC regulations

Tips to help staff increase familiarity with LTC regulations

CMS' views about the unfamiliarity of existing and proposed requirements by hard working professionals and family caregivers, and the fact that they are troubled by it, is a point well taken

Warnings about Medicare's future continue to be ignored

Warnings about Medicare's future continue to be ignored

The Government Accountability Office has released its 2017 "High Risk List," which identifies federal agencies and programs vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

4 strategies for increasing ownership in your team

4 strategies for increasing ownership in your team

It's possible to create your work dream team instead of settling for a drama team. Here are four quick mindsets you can incorporate today to get the drama out of your team and help them take a new level of ownership.

A mixed year ahead for SNF providers

A mixed year ahead for SNF providers

It was an eventful year in 2016, especially for the seniors housing and care sector. Aging baby boomers, diminished finances and divestiture of skilled nursing facilities were topics on the mind on many providers in the past 12 months.

The LTC industry should be ashamed

The LTC industry should be ashamed

I left long-term care in 2016. One day, I sat across a long conference room table and was awestruck by the decimation I observed before me.

What is the value of your brand?

What is the value of your brand?

As a nursing leader, I rarely gave credence to branding and the value of a name, until I was sitting in a local coffee shop. I was interviewing for a new position at a nearby hospital in town when I observed an interesting group wearing branded clothing. Person after person saw the brand and came over to the group to mention how much their hospital meant to them.

Guest Columns

Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.

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