Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Understanding and dealing with negativity in the workplace

Understanding and dealing with negativity in the workplace

Negativity is one of the most common, and deeply ingrained, obstacles to a healthy work environment.

Is the Trump administration signaling no employment protection based on sexual orientation?

Is the Trump administration signaling no employment protection based on sexual orientation?

Would you be surprised to learn that a conflict exists within the Trump administration? I didn't think so.

Effective rehabilitation influences success of care

Effective rehabilitation influences success of care

When it comes to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, the majority of seniors and their families are looking for an effective and comprehensive process which will get them back home with a decreased chance of re-admission to the hospital.

Physiatrists: Optimizing and expediting PAC

Physiatrists: Optimizing and expediting PAC

With Medicare essentially stamping "declined" on more and more attempts to discharge post-acute patients to inpatient rehab facility care, skilled nursing facilities have become the preferred setting.

Improving end-of-life care begins with honoring patient preferences

Improving end-of-life care begins with honoring patient preferences

While hospitalizations and aggressive disease treatment are common in serious illness, hospice and palliative care specialists support patients through the entire trajectory of disease to include educating and empowering patients about the benefits and burdens of various interventions.

4 steps to creating an interactive music therapy program

4 steps to creating an interactive music therapy program

Music therapy is in the news a lot lately, and there's a reason for that: it works.

Emergency preparedness: More than an act of paperwork

Emergency preparedness: More than an act of paperwork

My phone rang and the voice said, "We are activating our incident command center." I asked, "Is this a drill?" The voice in a solid tone replied, "This is not a drill."

Monitoring quality of care for contracted services

Monitoring quality of care for contracted services

Regulatory and accrediting agencies such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission expect healthcare organizations to monitor the activities of their external contractors to ensure the quality of care, treatment and services they provide.

And he did it 'his way' — will you and yours?

And he did it 'his way' — will you and yours?

Packing for New Jersey to help Bernie (my father-in-law, whom I was honored to call "Dad") navigate his transition from hospitalization to SNF, something told me to pack a suit.

Sector-specific LTC pharmacy data warehouse now a reality

Sector-specific LTC pharmacy data warehouse now a reality

Ensuring the provision of quality post-acute care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities requires the need to direct and perform an increasingly complex array of medication management regimes and clinical functions.

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Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.

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