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How to do it…Best technology for professional development

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…

How to do it… Succeeding with PDPM

The new Patient-Driven Payment Model, which is scheduled to start next October, could revolutionize the way therapy services are provided and paid for. Stakeholders have voiced various concerns, a major one being the plan’s variable per-diem rate. The new model also could lead to a more medically complex patient population and increase the need for prescription drugs and pharmacy services.

DEL-ivering the goods

The long-term care profession’s latest ‘Big Data’ initiative is making a noticeable splash in the early going, but wary stakeholders wonder: Will it be sustainable?

How to do it … Mitigating worker injuries

Few things can cause a bigger setback in any long-term care facility than a workplace injury. Imbuing a safety mindset with each employee and constantly reinforcing safe practices can go far toward preventing them. Experts weigh in here with best practices and tips.

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