Many efforts to implement best practices in healthcare settings concede one fundamental universal truth: Successful change doesn’t happen in a vacuum. When it comes to implementing infection control procedures that minimize adverse events and maximize survey results, a multidisciplinary approach can be powerful.
As adverse drug events and medication errors are more often linked as a major culprit for costly rehospitalizations, some inside long-term care are beginning to see their consultant pharmacist as a vital resource on broader issues.
Few issues can throw a senior care provider off center more than the unexpected retirement of a valued nursing director, the loss of a beloved nursing aide to an outside employer, or a series of futile efforts to attract talent.
Bankers say long-term care borrowers would do well to tend to their knowledge of financial fundamentals as much as they do the physical appearance of their landscapes and reception areas when it comes time to sell or refinance.
The skilled nursing side of the post-acute care industry has worked hard in recent years to shed its outlier image among other sectors of healthcare. Under the evolving landscape of reform, it’s beginning to be recognized as a necessary partner in collaborative efforts to improve patient care.
Demographic analysis clearly shows long-term care will have a substantially larger number of potential residents within the next five to seven years. Some long-term care leaders have predicted as a matter of course that the large incoming wave between 2020 and 2023 will more than offset any declines in census and allow the industry a…
The aspirations of long-term care workers are under more scrutiny than ever before. Career paths seem constantly in flux. Indeed, some would emphasize they should be that way. But one thing stays constant — the need for professional development: what’s important, as well as how and when to get it. Technology can boost careers as…