Blogs, Guest Columns, Things I Think and Living Leadership
Tough conversations on gender equity, from dinner tables to boardrooms
Apr 29, 2022
To solve our staffing shortage, we must address the issue of gender parity in leadership. And to do that, we must embrace our fear, speak up, and act; we must start the tough conversations.
April 2022: CMS updates National Quality Strategy
Apr 28, 2022
Spring is in the air! We all welcome the annual change in seasons, which also comes with a rush to review, digest and comment on multiple proposed rules. April 2022, however, also brings us a renewed approach...
Selfless or selfish? An important question for leaders
Apr 27, 2022
As leaders, we are often faced with the notion of selflessness and selfishness. It may be hard to recognize, but it happens to all of us. Recently, yet another line was blurred for us as leaders...
Living in a Hot Pocket world
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Apr 26, 2022
You ever wonder about the fascination about Hot Pockets? To me, I suppose the allure is that it promises immediate satisfaction.
Experiencing life on ‘The Happiness Curve’
Apr 25, 2022
Are you short-staffed? Isn’t everyone? CNAs quitting. Nurses walking away from careers. Something has changed in how willing people are to stick with frustrating working conditions.
Keep your head up: Your pay rule comments are due by June 10!
Neville M. Bilimoria
Apr 25, 2022
Perhaps the proposed rule will allow providers to tell their story to CMS, and this time make the agency’s key personnel understand that a reimbursement cut right now is unreasonable.
A beast of a month leads nursing homes closer to the brink
Apr 22, 2022
Providers can be forgiven for thinking that at this terribly perilous moment, those looking to administer the coup de grâce have been empowered.
In a death-phobic nation, long-term care embraces the ultimate privilege
Apr 21, 2022
Some in long-term care wake up thinking of pay cuts, business survival or reform. Me? I awoke this morning thinking about cremation.
Nursing homes, we’re doing better
Apr 20, 2022
Thirty-three years ago, I entered the nursing home business. In the twenty-four years before that, I was a radio newsman. Not much resemblance between those two professions! In one, it’s all out...
Breaking news I want to hear
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Apr 19, 2022
I have to admit that when I saw the news headline last week, “BREAKING: CMS cuts SNF pay rates by net $320 million,” I felt a kick-’em-while-they’re-down discouragement.