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It’s time for full transparency

I threw down the gauntlet for the nursing home industry to focus on clinical care two years ago.   I warned that in the spring of 2020, providers would “start to hurt because the cost of caring will hit the P&L.” I then wrote an article on the critical importance of the leadership team, saying, “In…

Moving nursing homes forward: The future is now

On March 11, I wrote about the COVID-19 storm rapidly approaching our nursing homes, and particularly the risk of nursing home staff transmitting the virus to residents. On March 15, I pointed out the need for an infection prevention general in every nursing home. This wasn’t a topic that came to me out of the…

A tectonic shift in nursing homes

Those lacking this type of training and experience are at a distinct disadvantage, which is why I am a fierce advocate for having geriatricians hold accountable positions of authority in organizations that are responsible for the health and wellbeing of frail older adults and other seriously and chronically ill patients.

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