J. Hudson Garrett Jr.

The continuum of care: Healthcare reform's effect

The continuum of care: Healthcare reform's effect

Our healthcare system has recently seen, and will continue to see, significant changes. There are particular implications for long-term care facilities but, overall, healthcare costs are increasing, the payment model is changing and new provider structures are developing.

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

Formal, written policies can help long-term care facilities avoid healthcare-associated infections, experts say

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Long-term care organizations must practice diligent adherence to hand hygiene regimens and establish clear, written protocols for containing and preventing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), experts recommended during a webinar Wednesday.