Guest Columns

Guest Columns

'Patient' is a virtue

'Patient' is a virtue

Maybe I'm getting old, or the world is more complex, but lately I find my thoughts drifting to simpler times and moments that shaped me into the person I am today. Take, for example, by experience with Helen when I was 18 and she was 90.

What do we do when the antipsychotics are gone?

What do we do when the antipsychotics are gone?

In an era of outcome-based care, it is imperative that facilities successfully integrate evidence-based behavioral health services.

What OSHA's new ruling means for you

What OSHA's new ruling means for you

While we have worked hard to create safer workplaces, we still have work to do. A new federal rule on injury reporting and recording could help get us there.

Clinical nurse specialists are APRNs and must be classified as such

Clinical nurse specialists are APRNs and must be classified as such

For more than half a century clinical nurse specialists have been playing a central and unique role.

Understanding AEDs in the workplace

Understanding AEDs in the workplace

Waiting for the arrival of emergency medical system personnel can result in a lower survival rate.

Post-acute facilities must start acting like businesses

Post-acute facilities must start acting like businesses

Fading fast are the days of post-acute healthcare providers viewing patients as their primary customers.

Learning from design regrets

Learning from design regrets

Last week, McKnight's published a guest editorial by Michael Hass, "Five design decisions you'll later regret."

Proposed cardiac bundles open new opportunities

Proposed cardiac bundles open new opportunities

The recently proposed mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries is the latest push by CMS to extend the "at risk" period from a 30-day to 90-day period.

Driving out loneliness through intergenerational relationships

Driving out loneliness through intergenerational relationships

Growing up, I had the blessing to spend large amounts of time with my grandmother.

You'll later regret these 5 design decisions

You'll later regret these 5 design decisions

For your benefit, here are five skilled nursing design decisions I've seen people regret once they actually move residents in.

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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