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…
Rajeev Kumar, M.D. 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…
Rethinking about not fixing the problem, but moving towards a desired goal then elevates performance.
Through humor we directly confront Patient-Driven Payment Model myths and nonsense, as well as offer key “aha!” moments that ultimately lead to success under PDPM. Never wanting to hold back, or otherwise hold my tongue, I bring you “Portmanteau, a PDPM parody, part Deux!”
The good news is that long-term care facilities can address the issue of toxic stress and burnout before an incident occurs. The solution lies in creating a shared responsibility approach to building a resilient workforce.
Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions in the United States, with approximately 50 million Americans reporting incidence. For Americans ages 65 years and older, chronic pain is even more prevalent, affecting nearly 53%of all seniors. For those who suffer from chronic pain, managing the pain is an essential part of everyday life…
Extensive testing with many scholarly colleagues sought benchmarks in answer to the question “Which criteria-terms relate to bringing change in an organization via oral or written communication?”
Our problems in long-term care are too complex for simple answers, which is too bad. Nurses especially deserve better.
For those who are considering how to manage therapy in four months when they’re no longer using therapy as the primary revenue-producer, how about utilizing the therapy staff more for training restorative?
There needs to be a clear commitment to the concept of the leadership team.
I am a 70-year-old openly gay male who has been living at Central Island Healthcare in Plainview, NY for five years now. As we move through June, which is Gay Pride Month, I was hoping to share my personal experience as an openly gay nursing home resident.
Long-term care providers have often been the target of enforcement efforts focused on alleged violations of the Anti-Kickbacks Statute.