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How to do it … Borrow in a pandemic

Owner-operators will soon be confronting thorny financial questions as they emerge from the fog of the pandemic. How should skilled facilities prioritize spending? As one banker observed, the capital markets for skilled nursing may not have returned to where they were before COVID-19, but both debt and equity are available for operators who can prove their clinical expertise.

How to do it … Save skin from incontinence

Even with the best of plans and good briefs, ancillary products can play a major role in incontinence care. But caregivers need to do their homework. Taking the appropriate time to make wise choices can make all the difference in outcomes, experts remind.

How to do it … Documenting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

In assessing the obstacles in the sometimes-bumpy vaccine rollout last December, Harvard Medical School healthcare policy professor David Grabowski echoed a familiar refrain among critics about “the sheer amount of labor required to fill out forms and upload data to ensure that consent was obtained and that each dose is tracked.” Experts weigh in here about providers’ role in recording and documenting this unprecedented event, to learn for future events.

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How to do it … Maintaining PPE supplies

Since pandemic conditions emerged last March, long-term care providers have been beset with how to find, purchase and extend the use of enough personal protective equipment. Experts provide valuable advice on pursuing these valuable supplies while also trying to keep things as affordable as possible.

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