Guest Columns

Guest Columns

An emotional disconnect: Social threats in the workplace

An emotional disconnect: Social threats in the workplace

At its core, the act of hiring a person to perform a job is considered an economic transaction.

Payment accuracy is a calling

Payment accuracy is a calling

Careers in the healthcare field span such a wide variety of applications - with some passionately drawn to provide care for vulnerable patients like children or the elderly, while others are attracted to fast-paced, hospital settings.

Residents with cognitive impairment don't feel pain

Residents with cognitive impairment don't feel pain

Please, someone tell me why we are still challenged with identifying and treating pain in the elderly, particularly those with dementia.

Acute care and PAC: A friendship long overdue

Acute care and PAC: A friendship long overdue

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly shifting their focus to managing an episode of care.

The ACA repeal and its impact on nursing homes

The ACA repeal and its impact on nursing homes

The public dialogue surrounding repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has made little mention of the nuts and bolts of the legislation that would be lost when it is gone.

The X-Attackman of LTC

The X-Attackman of LTC

While watching my son's lacrosse game this weekend, I realized those of us practicing in long term care could learn from the offensive team member positioned behind the goal—the X-attackman.

GAO gets it right with need for more IT

GAO gets it right with need for more IT

It's good to have a "big dog" recognize that the long-term and post-acute care sectors should be given more help with information technology and exchange.

A path to success for LTC antibiotic stewardship

A path to success for LTC antibiotic stewardship

There are two dates fast approaching that will have a major impact on long-term care operations and revenue.

How a 15-year-old inventor flew across the world to help pressure injuries

How a 15-year-old inventor flew across the world to help pressure injuries

The adage "you are never too young to teach and never too old to learn" took a new meaning at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Biennial conference held in New Orleans..

Navigating the discharge process

Navigating the discharge process

Not long ago, my mother broke her hip and spent time in the hospital. Upon discharge, the social worker gave us a list of post-acute care facilities.

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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