Peter Senge's five characteristics of learning organizations comprise foundations that need to be acted upon by leadership.
Next year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin creating the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNFVBP) that is scheduled to be launched in 2019.
Many skilled nursing facilities are de facto specialty care centers with a disproportionately large number of certain types of residents. This scenario, unfortunately, can translate into a liability in the survey/certification process and further complicate key Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiatives that influence your public profile.
The statistics are troubling. Each year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in many states, about 25% of patients admitted to a skilled nursing facility from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days. At some SNFs, readmissions rates are as high as 40%.
In the course of more than a century of serving seniors, one of New Jersey's leading organizations in senior living and care has grown the ministry far beyond its walls. As is true with others nationwide, our mission has expanded in response to a growing population that is living longer and living better
Document, document and document.
What if your patient shows some red areas on her bottom? Typically, you'd try another cushion, another chair, another mattress and then play the wait-and-see game.
I am certain many recognize the term "culture change" from a myriad of resources available within the long-term care professional community.
In addition to payment, ensuring compliance of a telehealth arrangement with the federal and state anti-kickback statutes is key.
One of the leading risk factors for placing a Parkinson's disease patient into a nursing home or long-term care facility is the onset of hallucinations and delusions, a non-motor aspect of Parkinson's disease called Parkinson's disease psychosis.
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