Having walked for over 50 years through many turnstiles of life, many under the rubric of senior living, I consistently return to one conclusion: a sincere, unpretentious compliment to a resident of such a facility is often met with the return phrase, “You made my day.” Let’s take a couple of minutes to note the…
You don’t have to look far to see the effects of climate change these days. But those effects are all the more acute for vulnerable seniors, especially those living in nursing homes. The reality is that nursing home administrators must now include disaster planning as a key part of their risk management planning. There have…
Let’s be honest. The fundamental reason for a job or occupation is to provide financial income for ourselves and our families. This may answer the question, “Why do I have a job?” However, it does not answer the question, “Why do I have this job?” Reasons for choosing a particular occupation may range from availability…
The days of Medicare A reimbursement being managed by “Mom” and “Dad” is now dependent on the “village,” i.e. the interdisciplinary team. This transition will create a huge opportunity for MDS professionals to grow and expand their expertise.
Is transformational leadership trendy or a radical change in leadership styles for today’s environment? Long-term care managers need to know.
Anyone who has planned a new program or process in their community, or has been in charge of a special event, knows that there are always “hiccups.”
It is even more crucial for facility staff to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma, emotional and behavioral effects of trauma, and to have an action plan of how to address their residents’ associated emotional and behavioral needs.
Physically stop what you are doing and look at the staff member: That’s part of active listening.
Establish and implement best practices quickly, and you shall bask in the glow of success under their security blanket. Procrastinate, and you might just be left with a wet blanket.
What’s stressing you out today?
Admission ADLs are important to capture and capture correctly.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults 18 years of age and older. Both the American Physical Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association websites reveal the importance of monitoring vitals. Logic dictates that anyone who provides interventions which impacts vitals should take baseline measurements and monitor the impact of physical interventions.
PDPM can drive more and sustained revenue along with care over time.
Long-term care facilities more than likely have contingency plans for dealing with natural disasters, such as flooding or an earthquake.
A panel of highly respected senior living experts from a variety of disciplines came together at the recent 2019 Navigator Leadership Summit to share their insights.
High direct care staff turnover is a critical organizational issue that cannot be ignored.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Final Rule, released July 18, revised arbitration agreements for long-term care facilities.
“Tick, Tick … Boom!,” a lesser known musical by composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical “Rent,” opens with a ticking sound.
We are on an unsustainable trajectory for long-term care if even a progressive state like Washington is faltering.
Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series, “Keeping anchored in the twirling seas of healthcare.” Article one explored new research in change management. Article two expanded tools utilized for quality improvement through A3 thinking. Article three, the author says, is personally for you. BE STILL: Actions that become habits strengthen your adaptability…