In recent years, healthcare providers have sought to prevent rehospitalizations for older adults, so they don't wind up riding a roller coaster of health crises. The statistics have not been encouraging.
One in six Americans over age 70 has impaired vision and one in four has impaired hearing. The prevalence of combined visual and hearing impairment more than doubles among those over age 80 when compared to those between the ages of 70 and 79.
Good design, when it's done well, becomes invisible. It's only when it's done poorly that we notice it.
Imagine you are on a train and the conversation around you is about the seven deadly summer diseases. You eavesdrop because you're a bit scared you might be exposed to one of them.
It's fascinating to observe the evolution of business processes regarding transitions of care.
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In the world of skilled nursing care, many are left pursuing antiquated programming options.
This is story of a young physical therapy assistant with big dreams, good morals, strong ethics and not much of a clue as to where the world of skilled rehab was headed. Some things can only be taught in the real world.
Constipation is a common problem in Parkinson's disease, occurring in up to 60% of patients, and may occur even before motor symptoms appear.
Skilled nursing facilities across the country are seeing an increasing number of patients who suffer from mental health conditions.
Even though the Payroll-Based Journal kick-off was last Friday, it's understandable that questions still cloud this new process. It behooves providers to get up to speed and become better informed as soon as possible.
Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.