Things I Think

The 'I' in Toxic Team

The 'I' in Toxic Team

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Have you ever been a member of a Toxic Team in long-term care? Where you're always watching your back, thinking you're a martyr, wondering what so-and-so meant when he or she said this or that, feeling defeated before you start, and endlessly on the bubble?

APM paradise found

APM paradise found

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Everyone's talking about Alternative Payment Models (APMs) these days. Providers. Consultants. Cab drivers. Baristas. Everyone.

Passion over page views

Passion over page views

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I love technology. I'm using some right now. It's technology, after all, that translates brain waves and finger twitches and makes it possible for me to tell you how much I love technology. Though my advancing age makes our relationship adversarial at times, I'm definitely a fan.

Uniform conformity

Uniform conformity

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How widespread is the adoption of uniforms within the long-term care profession? According to a rigorous and scientific phone survey I conducted of the one nursing home administrator who would take my call this morning, they're required of all nurses, CNAs and dietary and housekeeping staff in her building. To extrapolate that data nationally, I'll let you do the math.