Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Serving older adults: A community outreach example

Serving older adults: A community outreach example

Effective community outreach to older adults can be done on a much smaller scale, with minimal investment and resources.

The marriage between life enrichment and marketing

The marriage between life enrichment and marketing

A coordinated approach can mean that your programs will get noticed in various media sources which will accentuate your marketing efforts.

Why a chain facility fails

Why a chain facility fails

Each nursing facility must create a homegrown culture regardless of its corporate affiliation.

Hats off to facilities working on spiritual care

Hats off to facilities working on spiritual care

Knowing you're doing the right thing is one thing, but having others tell you that you are doing the right thing can be very affirming.

Community engagement: Being a resource for all generations

Community engagement: Being a resource for all generations

Residents and associates alike enjoy working together and interacting with the Watermark Kids who visit to share their experience or perform for the community.

Working just to pay for healthcare

Working just to pay for healthcare

In 2015, our union surveyed nursing home workers and found that nearly 40% did not receive health insurance through their employer and the biggest reason was the cost of insurance, followed by the inadequacy of benefits.

What not to do with someone who has Alzheimer's

What not to do with someone who has Alzheimer's

For family members of those with Alzheimer's, there are a few mistakes I have seen people making that can be avoided with education.

Final rule for joint replacement: Don't come unhinged!

Final rule for joint replacement: Don't come unhinged!

The first mandatory bundled payment program was set into motion with the publication of the Final Rule on Comprehensive Care for Lower Extremity Joint Replacement (CJR). The implementation date is now less than 10 weeks away, and many hospital providers are scurrying.

The extraordinary view

The extraordinary view

As healthcare providers today, we must be ready to view the changes at both a macro and micro level, and move and respond accordingly to the moment. The current movement requires both the utilization of data in decision-making and then alignment of services or networks based upon the data.

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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