As a psychologist observing the effects of medical interventions on the mental health of the long-term care resident, I often ask, "Is this aggressive procedure helping?" As it turns out, so are others.
Think of credibility as having benefits similar to that of a house's foundation during a huge storm. If the foundation is sound, then it will hold up against raging waters.
If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me why I was seeking Joint Commission certification, I could max out my personal retirement contributions.
To ensure maximum efficiency, the "triple aim" measurement approach will deliver the highest quality of care by improving the patient experience with care delivery, the quality of care and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.
The government has put the RAC program on a shelf, while they determine how to deal with confusion among providers regarding billing short inpatient hospital stays. It's time now to get the RAC program back on track reviewing Medicare claims.
Some things will always stay etched in our mind. Where were you on February 12, when CMS publicly announced immediate changes to the Five Star Quality Rating System for Nursing Homes?
The skin is the largest organ of the body, but many times it's the least thought about or cared about until there is an issue. The goal is not having an issue.
When I watched "50 First Dates," I had an idea: If watching a video could help a character with memory loss, perhaps it could be applied to Alzheimer's care. That was the beginning of "Good Morning Mom and Dad."
While rare among healthy people, certain types of infections are on the rise in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings where up to half of all bloodstream infections caused by this type of bacteria result in death.
Political correctness is a concept that has been around since the first activists in the University of Wisconsin Madison added it to our language and our thinking. Inevitably, it reached long-term care as an industry.
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