Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Tending to the heart of your team

Tending to the heart of your team

The clinical staff is the heart of any great post-acute organization. This team functions as caregivers, teachers, facilitators, advocates, therapists and supporting friends, not only to patients, but also families who are dealing with the stressful transitions from hospitals to the next care setting.

Credibility: The fundamental foundation of leadership

Credibility: The fundamental foundation of leadership

Think of credibility as having benefits similar to that of a house's foundation during a huge storm. If the foundation is sound, then it will hold up against raging waters.

Why we sought Joint Commission accreditation

Why we sought Joint Commission accreditation

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me why I was seeking Joint Commission certification, I could max out my personal retirement contributions.

Measurement to generate success

Measurement to generate success

To ensure maximum efficiency, the "triple aim" measurement approach will deliver the highest quality of care by improving the patient experience with care delivery, the quality of care and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.

Addressing improper billing

Addressing improper billing

The government has put the RAC program on a shelf, while they determine how to deal with confusion among providers regarding billing short inpatient hospital stays. It's time now to get the RAC program back on track reviewing Medicare claims.

Where were YOU when CMS changed the Five-Star rating system?

Where were YOU when CMS changed the Five-Star rating system?

Some things will always stay etched in our mind. Where were you on February 12, when CMS publicly announced immediate changes to the Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes?

Skin health and 6 pearls of knowledge

Skin health and 6 pearls of knowledge

The skin is the largest organ of the body, but many times it's the least thought about or cared about until there is an issue. The goal is not having an issue.

A new approach to Alzheimer's care

A new approach to Alzheimer's care

When I watched "50 First Dates," I had an idea: If watching a video could help a character with memory loss, perhaps it could be applied to Alzheimer's care. That was the beginning of "Good Morning Mom and Dad."

Combatting CRE in long-term care

Combatting CRE in long-term care

While rare among healthy people, certain types of infections are on the rise in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings where up to half of all bloodstream infections caused by this type of bacteria result in death.

Staying focused in long-term care

Staying focused in long-term care

Political correctness is a concept that has been around since the first activists in the University of Wisconsin Madison added it to our language and our thinking. Inevitably, it reached long-term care as an industry.

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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