Guest Columns

Guest Columns

The importance of home health data to SNF administrators

The importance of home health data to SNF administrators

The key here is not only to understand outcomes of residents once they are discharged from the SNF, but also to leverage the information for talking points with hospitals when seeking preferred provider relationships or bundled payment arrangements.

Looking at Massachusetts in LTSS reform

Looking at Massachusetts in LTSS reform

We can learn a lot by examining Massachusetts, a state that has embraced healthcare reform and currently working to transform its Medicaid program.

Communicating with families while respecting resident privacy

Communicating with families while respecting resident privacy

If staff members are not aware of the proper guidelines on what information can and cannot be shared, there could easily be a breach of that resident's privacy.

Essentials of managing behavior in LTC

Essentials of managing behavior in LTC

With all the recent restrictions on psychotropic medications in skilled nursing facilities, many facilities find themselves struggling with a resurgence in unwanted resident behaviors that were previously well-managed by anti-psychotics, benzodiazepines and other drugs.

Don't be a Humpty Dumpty leader: How to engage your inner creative self

Don't be a Humpty Dumpty leader: How to engage your inner creative self

In my last article, I shared with you the latest research on employee and leader engagement. Let's now look at what leaders can do to improve engagement and help themselves become an engaged leader.

How to help residents manage the nutritional side effects of cancer

How to help residents manage the nutritional side effects of cancer

Cancer treatment can cause a multitude of side effects for patient resident who is suffering from the disease, many of which can affect nutritional status.

Come fly with us!

Come fly with us!

Watching the news these days, it's easy to feel like nursing homes and those of us working in them aren't doing anything right. I want to suggest otherwise.

Why ASC 606 elevates risk for LTC providers

Why ASC 606 elevates risk for LTC providers

The Department of Justice's largest-ever healthcare fraud enforcement action, announced in mid-July, sends a clear signal about the federal government's escalating efforts to eradicate and penalize fraud in healthcare: They're here to stay.

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CMS requirement for Legionnaires' disease control in LTC

CMS requirement for Legionnaires' disease control in LTC

Nineteen percent of all Legionnaires' disease (LD) outbreaks are LTC related.

Antibiotic Stewardship: At the heart of what we do

Antibiotic Stewardship: At the heart of what we do

It's not news that our planet has a serious antibiotic resistance problem on its hands, or that better antibiotic stewardship across the health care spectrum is essential to solving it.

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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