Guest Columns

Guest Columns

Dramatic results show how collaboration helps older adults

Dramatic results show how collaboration helps older adults

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.

Dual sensory impairment can impair ADLs

Dual sensory impairment can impair ADLs

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.

Collaborations create model for memory care

Collaborations create model for memory care

Good design, when it's done well, becomes invisible. It's only when it's done poorly that we notice it.

The Aedes mosquito and human hands — are they related?

The Aedes mosquito and human hands — are they related?

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.

The heightened requirement for data-driven discharge planning

The heightened requirement for data-driven discharge planning

It's fascinating to observe the evolution of business processes regarding transitions of care.

Shaking up the world of restorative nursing

Shaking up the world of restorative nursing

In the world of skilled nursing care, many are left pursuing antiquated programming options.

My life as a rehab director

My life as a rehab director

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.

Identifying hidden symptoms: Constipation & Parkinson's Disease

Identifying hidden symptoms: Constipation & Parkinson's Disease

Constipation is a common problem in Parkinson's disease, occurring in up to 60% of patients, and may occur even before motor symptoms appear.

Navigating the Five-Star conflict for the mentally ill

Navigating the Five-Star conflict for the mentally ill

Skilled nursing facilities across the country are seeing an increasing number of patients who suffer from mental health conditions.

Answers to lingering questions about PBJ

Answers to lingering questions about PBJ

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

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

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