Guest Columns

Guest Columns

False Claims Act developments for providers

False Claims Act developments for providers

FCA cases are most often initiatied by whistleblowers. This is part one of a four-part series.

Journey to performance excellence

Journey to performance excellence

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.

Got chalance?

Got chalance?

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.

Patient advocacy is what drives us

Patient advocacy is what drives us

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.

Summit ElderCare: setting the PACE for collaboration

Summit ElderCare: setting the PACE for collaboration

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.

Connecting through recreation therapy

Connecting through recreation therapy

The Episcopal Church Home in Rochester, NY, is continually trying to provide individualized recreational opportunities to the residents that live in our community.

Tackling cardiovascular disease and morbidity

Tackling cardiovascular disease and morbidity

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.

Shedding light on elder abuse

Shedding light on elder abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. What is your facility doing to boost recognition?

Hurricane season: Are you prepared?

Hurricane season: Are you prepared?

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.

Are narrow networks going to yield the best result?

Are narrow networks going to yield the best result?

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.

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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