We all know about the rumored, accepted and commonly used practices that relate to rehab in the skilled nursing Facility, but do we really know if they’re valid and supported by a regulation? Yes, speech therapy can be the only skilled intervention for those patients who need it. No, progress is not a criterion for…
Ever tempted to lose your faith in the essential goodness of human nature? Worried that our country is irreparably divided? A flight across the country with a group of iconic war heroes from long-term care facilities can do wonders for restoring one’s faith in humanity and hope for the future.
The bag of tricks long-term care leaders have to fight fears of consists of workforce issues, reimbursement changes, regulatory pressures, and so on and so forth. The list is terrifying, but there’s something even worse to fear.
Here are some suggestions to help guide facilities towards the goal of optimal psychotropic medication management so they can better manage the health of residents and position themselves for success during a facility survey.
I have, unfortunately, heard some off-track conversations about the “goals” and “outcomes” of what the Patient Drived Payment Model will do to the industry. To say I have been shocked, appalled and troubled by some of these statements would be an understatement.
In studying “managed long-term services and supports” for a law review article, I was struck by the lack of accountability and cost overruns that have accompanied placing the administration of a vital safety net, dating to 1965, into the hands of insurance companies.