FCA cases are most often initiatied by whistleblowers. This is part one of a four-part series.
Every morning, team members at our corporate office, and at all of our communities across the nation, attend a stand-up meeting, recommitting themselves to embrace a culture of unparalleled service.
We have a word that reflects our cultural philosophy at Lutheran Homes and Harwood Place: "Chalance," which is a concept which counters the more negative term of 'nonchalance' or indifference.
If you meet anyone in our profession who doesn't consider themselves a patient advocate, then you just met someone who needs to consider a career change.
It's well-known that by 2050, one-fifth of the total U.S. population will be above age 65, with many of those above age 85 needing assistance.
The Episcopal Church Home in Rochester, NY, is continually trying to provide individualized recreational opportunities to the residents that live in our community.
For anyone whose career focuses on the long-term care of older adults, the place to be last month was National Harbor, MD, attending the information-rich American Geriatrics Society 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. What is your facility doing to boost recognition?
June is a glorious month. School is out for the summer, and the watermelons are sweet on the vine. Add the smell of freshly cut grass and you know summer is here. However, along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts this month means the arrival of hurricane season.
In the future, the skilled nursing facility of choice (by other provider partners) won't be defined by a single metric but rather by a multifaceted scale that considers resident needs, strengths and limitations, along with SNF performance. "Narrow" will be out and "smart" will be in.
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