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Is technology radical, or just common sense?

Is technology radical, or just common sense?

Wandered through the exhibit hall at a senior living conference lately? Technology is meandering fast and furiously into the world of senior living; it's coming from all angles. Thumb through any McKnight's publication, wander aimlessly through the above mentioned trade show exhibits, listen to nursing home pundits talk about the future and it's clear: Technology is everywhere!

Focusing on technology for resident independence and confidence

Focusing on technology for resident independence and confidence

"Home" can mean a variety of different places for older adults — a senior living community, a guesthouse belonging to their children, or the same house they've lived in for 20 years. Regardless of where they live, our nation's older adults want more independence and more personalized care.

Diagnosing cash flow problems in a SNF

Diagnosing cash flow problems in a SNF

Nursing homes operate in a difficult environment where they face constant financial pressures. On the revenues side are payers who are always trying to negotiate lower prices and slower payments. On the expenses side are high debt payments coupled with supplier who want to raise prices, and so on.

Preparing for managed care

Preparing for managed care

All the benefits of managed care come with a price.

Tape 101: Making it stick

Tape 101: Making it stick

For most of us, tape is not something we think much about until we need it for something, but a healthcare provider might be surprised by how many considerations go into picking the appropriate tape.

Improving your staff turnover rate in assisted living

Improving your staff turnover rate in assisted living

Assisted living communities have always had high turnover rates - generally attributed to the prevalence of non-professional/low paying jobs. Estimates for staff turnover range from a low of 21% to a whopping 135%, with an average of 42%.

New technologies help seniors stay connected

New technologies help seniors stay connected

As more and more families seem to spread out geographically, what is the best possible solution to have a face-to-face visit with a loved one who is in an assisted living facility when a physical visit isn't possible?

Interoperability in senior living: Making it a reality

Interoperability in senior living: Making it a reality

Don't expect one company to complete all of your needs. Before you select your favorite clinical system, talk with suppliers about what accounting systems are already integrated and how these systems can reduce cost and risk

LTC must pursue collaboration to reduce readmissions

LTC must pursue collaboration to reduce readmissions

Acute and post-acute providers are increasingly uniting around a shared goal - to lower hospital readmission rates for elderly and other vulnerable patients. Many caregivers and payers agree that readmission rates are unacceptably high.

Support for and lessons learned from 3M and HomeFree

Support for and lessons learned from 3M and HomeFree

For those of you that keep up on what's going on in the industry, you probably know that 3M announced that they were exiting the market around 18 months ago. We've stepped in to help customers.

The secret behind the transformation at Herrick House

The secret behind the transformation at Herrick House

Herrick House team would spend many hours knocking on residents' doors, and on the telephone with residents, families and staff. She found a way to save time and increase communication.

Fall is the perfect time to focus on fall prevention

Fall is the perfect time to focus on fall prevention

As we approach the winter season, seniors will undoubtedly spend more time indoors, and it is important that they and their homes are prepared.

Understanding the most common complication for people living with an ostomy

Understanding the most common complication for people living with an ostomy

Many stoma skin barriers require the patient to measure the stoma and cut the barrier material to the appropriate size. If the barrier is the wrong size, it can cause gaps in protection that lead to peristomal skin complication.

Tackling guilt among family members

Tackling guilt among family members

Activities and wellness programs can be used as tools to reduce guilty feelings and their effects on family satisfaction. Allowing residents to be decision makers can be one way to improve the long-term care experience.

Radically reducing the cost of healthcare TVs

Radically reducing the cost of healthcare TVs

Innovative healthcare providers are eliminating hidden costs and potentially saving millions by adding affordable, healthcare compliant, patient room entertainment systems

Who is YOUR Chief Experience Officer?

Who is YOUR Chief Experience Officer?

The marketplace has never rewarded companies who fall back on the tried and true, and don't push the envelope - and it won't be any different in the case of senior care and healthcare.

How to take credit for the good things you do

How to take credit for the good things you do

If families, current residents and clients are your No. 1 source of referrals, shouldn't positive communications with them be a high priority?

Eight ways to reduce expenses and streamline housekeeping and laundry departments

Eight ways to reduce expenses and streamline housekeeping and laundry departments

Long-term care providers know that finding the balance between a clean community and a shrinking budget is tough.

Years after scare, risk of superbug infections remains high

Years after scare, risk of superbug infections remains high

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently celebrated a decline in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections[i], incidences of several other types of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) known as 'superbugs' continue to rise.

Virtual Tours: Worth 1,000 pictures (and a lot of revenue)

Virtual Tours: Worth 1,000 pictures (and a lot of revenue)

The Virtual Tour technology in place is now beyond the imagination of just a few years ago. Imagine you are a son, daughter, grandchild, caregiver or other loved one searching for an LTC, ALF, SNF, or other facility but you live 1,000 miles away

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