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…
Using data analytics we were able to pinpoint the problem and realign staffing to focus resources directly at the root cause of the issue.
We do not turn away difficult or specialty patients because we can handle almost any specialty pertaining to the senior patient.
Organizations and healthcare facilities use HAI data to pinpoint areas where infections are problematic and identify a focus for measuring progress in prevention.
CMS has been clear that a major aspect to the design of the PDPM is payment that is quality informed. That cannot be overstated.
Over a decade ago, a healthcare administrator named Carolin Duncan spent two months undergoing training far from home. It occurred to her during that time that she was feeling many of the same things seniors feel when residing in a skilled nursing facility. She had feelings, she wrote, of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
We are ideally positioned to offer our premier care center as a safe haven for all of our guest, including those in the LGBTQA community.
But medicating for agitation without attempting to understand the cause of the agitation will result in physical, psychosocial, and emotional issues. It may result in falls.
IRFs weathered the transition to a prospective payment system.
Simply put, an ACO is a network of doctors and hospitals that shares both medical and financial responsibility of each patient in that particular ACO. The ultimate goal of an ACO is to coordinate care for the patient, as well as eliminate any unnecessary spending.
The PDPM RAI Manual is here, Now what? We’ve had a little over a month to process the RAI manual, but there’s no denying that this year is different. Generally, the RAI Manual details the changes for the upcoming year and there is a flurry of organizations and individuals who offer their take on the…
The PDPM (Patient-Driven Payment Model) will be here quicker than the time it takes for a head to settle on a fresh-drawn pint of beer. But many skilled nursing facilities are still working out their orders. Specifically, they are looking at the kinks in their MDS (Minimum Data Set) process to accurately capture patient characteristics.…