If there has been a theme in my world this month, it is the art of asking for help. Not just asking for help but doing so with the confidence of knowing I am surrounded by team members ready to step in...
Love your SNF partners: A 2024 perspective
Feb 15, 2024
Valentine’s week for our family has also been mid-winter break for our kiddos. It’s a slow down after the holidays before the rush of spring. One of those special weeks yearly when there is no school,...
PEPPER’s pause doesn’t wipe out prospects for nursing home self-monitoring
Feb 06, 2024
Federal regulators have suspended a key tool used by some nursing homes for internal auditing, but experts cautioned providers not to let the stoppage hinder their compliance efforts.
Understanding and addressing pain: Thoughts for therapists
Feb 01, 2024
In my continued endeavor to win Mother of the Year, I really racked up some points this week. Isaac, my youngest son, took a nice spill last Friday while skiing. He suffered what we thought...
Moving the needle in nursing home vaccination rates
Feb 14, 2024
On February 29, 2020, the first Coronavirus nursing home outbreak was reported by the media. Experts in geriatric and long-term care medicine immediately understood the dangers to nursing home residents....
Brushing away the risk: The crucial role of daily toothbrushing in preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia
Jan 18, 2024
A phenomenon that skilled nursing teams have long appreciated was recently highlighted in a recent article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers Ehrenzeller and Klompas shed light on a critical...
AI in healthcare: Trends for rehab professionals to watch in 2024
Jan 04, 2024
Artificial Intelligence (AI) — what does this really mean to you in your day-to-day patient care? We hear the acronym constantly, and we know we are told its use is growing. However, many skilled rehab...
Study: Updated COVID vaccine is 71 percent effective against hospitalization for older adults
Jan 09, 2024
A new study exploring how well the updated COVID-19 vaccines worked in people over the age of 60 had some promising results.
Skilled nursing’s best-read columns and blogs of 2023
James M. Berklan
Dec 20, 2023
The rich mix of insights offered at mcknights.com is always a highlight of the year, and 2023 was certainly no exception.
Caregiver training CPT codes: Top questions answered
Dec 07, 2023
As a writer for McKnight’s, I find nothing more gratifying than when I receive questions from readers seeking more clarification and guidance after a blog. We came to you at the beginning of November...