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Gear up to fight superbugs this cold season — and year-round

Another year is coming to an end, and with the cooler temperatures will come another cold and flu season. The timing could not be better to discuss the current overuse of antibiotics.  Over half of the antibiotics currently prescribed are unnecessary or prescribed inappropriately. Often, antibiotics are prescribed for colds, coughs and sore throats that…

Thomas Martin

You hold the power: Act now to promote educated patient choice

Patients transitioning from acute to post-acute care have specific care needs, and the transition out of the hospital is the critical opportunity to identify high-quality providers that can best treat the patient. Knowing this, on Sept. 30, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized the discharge planning requirements of the IMPACT Act, addressing post-acute…

Herb Hildebrandt Ph.D., Hl.D. of Trinity Health’s Glacier Hill’s senior living facility

Hedonism in the neighborhood CCRC?

Hedonism isn’t necessarily the first term that comes to mind when thinking of senior care communities. Yet the word occasionally appears in research articles that relate to residential and community satisfaction, weaving in psychology, sociology and behavioral sciences. Let me reflect on two foremost dimensions of satisfaction: “pleasantness” (hedonic), “practicality” (utilitarian) and thirdly on “probability”…

What I did on summer vacation

We are all on the same voyage, one that took us through uncharted territory and into the Land of Payment Overhaul. We have made it safely ashore and are working hard to understand the society and adapt to their way of life.  Just over a month ago, we accepted and adapted to the new Medicare…

Five principles for residents’ families

Your staff may know how to help a new resident feel comfortable in their new surroundings. But families of new residents also need an orientation as they assume a new role in their loved one’s life. First, the sons, daughters and other relatives who have assumed responsibility for a family member must know how to…

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