Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Advocating for those who need us

Advocating for those who need us

Providing the best care for our therapy patients has evolved and expanded over the past year. Our roles as therapists have broadened to include advocating for patients as well as providing services for them.

Modeling work/life balance

Modeling work/life balance

Working too long and too hard is a common occurrence, but it's quite simply wrong. The number of hours you put in on the job does not measure your passion or commitment to your work.

A senior living perspective on ACOs

A senior living perspective on ACOs

We recently joined an ACO with the hopes of delivering a collaborative health care model that will bridge the gap between physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing providers to offer high-quality coordinated care to area seniors.

Big Data: What it is — and isn't

Big Data: What it is — and isn't

"Big Data" is a hot catch phrase nowadays because it can empower providers and organizations unlike anything else. But the term is often misused. Here's what you ought to know about it.

Treatment: Consistency in care too often missing

Treatment: Consistency in care too often missing

Finding — and using — a standard method of assessment for both wound and pain management is critically important, as my experience with a friend with diabetes recently illustrated.

A chance for post-acute providers to unite

A chance for post-acute providers to unite

There is now an exciting opportunity to examine various post-acute care payment and delivery models, and enact meaningful, cost-effective changes to improve care.

From 'Mean Girls' and bingo bans to inclusion

From 'Mean Girls' and bingo bans to inclusion

Are the people who run certain retirement communities unfeeling monsters with no concern for the well-being of residents? I don't think so. I think they are just like me, and many others who manage communities.

Lessons from increasing medical claims

Lessons from increasing medical claims

As more staff become active in reporting work-related injuries, medical claim costs can hurt company's bottom line.

F-Tag revisions: Have you prepared?

F-Tag revisions: Have you prepared?

CMS updated survey guidance and interpretive guidance for 20 F-Tags that went into effect Nov. 26, 2014. Are SNF leaders paying attention?

Regaining an appreciation of prevention

Regaining an appreciation of prevention

Healthcare is mandated to reduce spending. The problem is that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and others are so blinded by the "reduce spending" element that we have lost our ability to appreciate prevention.

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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