Guest Columns

Guest Columns

A compelling case study in senior health

A compelling case study in senior health

Healthcare for seniors these days all too often focuses on the ill and the infirm, bedridden and beholden to physicians and nurses.

Leveraging patient call data to improve your value proposition

Leveraging patient call data to improve your value proposition

Thanks to new technology we have averted multiple re-hospitalizations, weeded out poor home healthcare providers, provided enhanced education to our patients and ensured that our commitment to our patients extends beyond their stay in our facilities.

Impaired practice: The reality of a taboo topic

Impaired practice: The reality of a taboo topic

My first experience dealing with impaired practice in the healthcare setting came when I was a young nurse. I just passed my boards and was still a novice nurse in my practice. The situation was layered in complexity and safety issues.

Cracking the code to seven years of Five-Star ratings success

Cracking the code to seven years of Five-Star ratings success

Since the inception of the Five-Star Quality Rating program in December 2008, there have been 113 Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) that have earned and maintained an overall 5-star score. Who are these exceedingly high performers and how do they do it?

Who are you wearing: A director responds

Who are you wearing: A director responds

Patients and families, whether new to long-term care or veterans, get a first impression by our manner, our speech, and our clothes. Make the first impression the best one.

Preparing for baby boomers at the ASCP conference

Preparing for baby boomers at the ASCP conference

At the conference, not only will you have exposure to exceptional educational and networking opportunities, you will also be able to join us as we ready ourselves for the boom ahead

Hardwiring the invisible: Culture is a choice

Hardwiring the invisible: Culture is a choice

At Signature we have been on a long term project helping leaders to learn to recognize actions that support and/or conflict the Sacred Six.

Developing artistic leadership

Developing artistic leadership

Over time there have been numerous books, projects, articles and discussions on the art of leadership. The term "art of leadership" could be defined as the application of the skills of leadership.

Do you live to eat or eat to live?

Do you live to eat or eat to live?

Residents are people first and foremost, and they retain all the same rights as other people, including one so basic as choosing what to eat.

HHS issues final rule on the ACA's anti-discrimination provisions

HHS issues final rule on the ACA's anti-discrimination provisions

The rule requires that each covered healthcare program provide notice of its compliance with the rule's various policies and requirements, as well as how to file grievances and a complaint with OCR.

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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