Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

Failing to manage harassment of workers can lead to litigation

State and federal lawmakers have recognized a patient's "right to choose." However, state and federal law also prohibits discrimination and harassment based upon race, sex, age, disability, and religion, among other protected class categories.

Great associates are sought from the top down

Great associates are sought from the top down

A prosperous community environment beginning with the top leadership is something that many organizations tout, but here at La Posada, a community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, it's something that we truly live by.

Accountability for antipsychotic medication use

Accountability for antipsychotic medication use

Pharmacists are increasingly asked to be part of the behavioral health teams to ensure that there is an appropriate indication for all medication use and that ongoing effectiveness and adverse event monitoring is being implemented.

Increasing beauty among the elderly

Increasing beauty among the elderly

Recently I spoke about beauty in the context of healing and spirituality in the elderly, and to share the "Discovering the Artist Within" program at The Reutlinger as an example.

Is the failed therapy cap repeal for the best?

Is the failed therapy cap repeal for the best?

The recent battle over the SGR passage with the Cardin Amendment brought forth glaring differences in outpatient therapy providers and their priorities. While I, along with the entire therapy world, dream of the day that the arbitrary therapy caps are repealed, the SGR "doc fix" bill simply was not the right time.

What will it cost you to stay in the post-acute care game?

What will it cost you to stay in the post-acute care game?

More than just collecting data, providers need to use standardized, nationally recognized measures. Especially in this era of ACOs and alternative payment models. In the past, many individual providers used their own methodology to create their own "data driven" story.

Videos sharpen the focus at Friendship Village

Videos sharpen the focus at Friendship Village

When I started working there almost a year ago, I began to see areas that could be advanced with technology based on the equipment I used when I graduated from the School of Communications at Loyola University two years ago.

Defeat the plague of improper claims

Defeat the plague of improper claims

For recovery auditing professionals everywhere, performance-based payments are a financial best practice and the industry standard. The client wins when no upfront expenses occur and payments are made only when actual dollars are returned.

Key lessons from Lemington Home for the Aged

Key lessons from Lemington Home for the Aged

If you serve on a board of directors for a nonprofit health care organization and have ever asked yourself why you need Directors & Officers Insurance, look no further than a recent federal appeals court ruling for Lemington Home for the Aged.

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Screening workers for criminal convictions

Advocates have proposed removing the requirement that applicants disclose their criminal conviction records on initial applications for employment ("banning the box") in the hope that otherwise-qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment.

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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