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Guest Columns

Learning organizations: just as relevant today as in the 1990s

Learning organizations: just as relevant today as in the 1990s

Peter Senge's five characteristics of learning organizations comprise foundations that need to be acted upon by leadership.

Preparing for value-based care: Questions for every SNF

Preparing for value-based care: Questions for every SNF

Next year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin creating the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNFVBP) that is scheduled to be launched in 2019.

Does caring for specialty populations hurt your public profile?

Does caring for specialty populations hurt your public profile?

Many skilled nursing facilities are de facto specialty care centers with a disproportionately large number of certain types of residents. This scenario, unfortunately, can translate into a liability in the survey/certification process and further complicate key Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiatives that influence your public profile.

PAs help providers address satisfaction and performance metrics

PAs help providers address satisfaction and performance metrics

The statistics are troubling. Each year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in many states, about 25% of patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days. At some SNFs, readmissions rates are as high as 40%.

Why United Methodist Communities rebranded itself

Why United Methodist Communities rebranded itself

In the course of more than a century of serving seniors, one of New Jersey's leading organizations in senior living and care has grown the ministry far beyond its walls. As is true with others nationwide, our mission has expanded in response to a growing population that is living longer and living better

What it's like to be a nurse whistleblower

What it's like to be a nurse whistleblower

Document, document and document.

Wound care: What's new on an old problem?

Wound care: What's new on an old problem?

What if your patient shows some red areas on her bottom? Typically, you'd try another cushion, another chair, another mattress and then play the wait-and-see game.

Culture Change: A tag-line for yesterday's LTC improvements?

Culture Change: A tag-line for yesterday's LTC improvements?

I am certain many recognize the term "culture change" from a myriad of resources available within the long-term care professional community.

Navigating reimbursement for telemedicine

Navigating reimbursement for telemedicine

In addition to payment, ensuring compliance of a telehealth arrangement with the federal and state anti-kickback statutes is key.

Addressing symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease psychosis

Addressing symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease psychosis

One of the leading risk factors for placing a Parkinson's disease patient into a nursing home or long-term care facility is the onset of hallucinations and delusions, a non-motor aspect of Parkinson's disease called Parkinson's disease psychosis.

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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