Renee Kinder, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News
Renee Kinder

Renee Kinder

Most recent articles by Renee Kinder

Love never fails. But …

How can we overcome working together as an interdisciplinary team while also respecting and honoring the expertise of all to ensure we are trusting, protecting, hoping and persevering together? Interprofessionalism in practice and education is the answer.

Remember when: Reminiscence Therapy

All we have left, Mrs. Kinder, is a brand new Mercedes … We will have to upgrade your rental car this week for free. Is that going to be OK? I laugh out loud and respond, “Of course that is all you have. He would have it no other way.”

Yes, Emmy, everyone dies

My efforts to explain life and death to my 4-year-old, it seems, have failed and as a result she wants to make sure all current members continue living. If I remain positive and continue to say our family doesn’t die, then they will not. Or such is the logic for a 4-year-old.

Cognitive Function: Getting it right under PDPM

Accurate measurement of cognitive-based functioning is an essential area within the forthcoming Patient-Driven Payment Model. Getting it right requires us to consider impacts of the environment, medical complexities that can mirror and complicate cognitive declines, and the need for assessors to have the skill sets needed to frame questions in a manner that allows for an accurate overall measure.

Ghosts of therapists past

Therapists experience the same impact when facing the ghosts of predecessors in their own therapy departments. And when considering the spirits of old habits needing to be shifted by significant changes facing our post-acute care industry.

Who takes your cake?

We all know that the strongest team members are not often the most vocal. They may be the quietest, working behind the scenes, but focused always with a plan in mind, and a smile on their face.

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