Rolling Stones and nursing homes parallels? It’s not what you think, but there are mixed emotions.
Many skilled care operators are in Model T mode. Unfortunately.
Sometimes you’re right when you complain about “the man” coming after you. But sometimes credit must be given where credit is due.
A new year is barely underway. But already, news of the weird is flying its freak flag.
If anyone deserves their own triumphant chorus, it’s clearly these professional caretakers. America agrees.
Imagine if a person stopped you on the street and said this: “I want to rob your house. The government says I can borrow your house keys, so hand them over.” Forking over those keys would be just about the last thing any sane person would be inclined to do. But for the past five…
The most dangerous time of the year has arrived. Many readers are in recovery mode right now. Those holiday sugar plums delivered serious body blows. So did the extended conversations with relatives. Throw in the irregular work hours, lounging around and travel time — and many of us are a bit out of sync. And…
Here are some of our best-read blog posts of 2019. Check them out again, or if you haven’t seen them yet, by all means take a look. These are too good to miss.
Those higher wages everybody wants, and many employers may even be hoping to pay, come with a few potentially ominous caveats.
Medicaid beneficiaries appear to be slipping between the sheets more often, and that’s not necessarily a good thing for skilled nursing operators.
Ever hear the phrase “the elephant in the room”?
It’s wholly unintentional, but we find ourselves one-upping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week.
When the big boys in Washington decide to tackle healthcare policy, long-term care rarely gets a seat at the table. Unless it’s at the children’s table.
By most accounts, providers seem generally happy with the new Medicare system for classifying residents and payments.
You’re going to be alright, providers. Just as many had predicted, those who did their PDPM homework — and vow to keep getting better — should be just fine.
We are reading and hearing much these days about how skilled care operators need to adapt for future success. Align with healthcare systems, some experts say. Keep residents out of hospitals, others caution. Find a specialized service and be the best in the neighborhood at it, still others advise. Will these and other strategies spell…
It’s paid to have a thick skin or optimistic nature lately if you’re a post-acute therapy provider. Luckily for Martha Schram, she has both.
A long-term care career might sound like an oxymoron. After all, turnover remains ridiculously high at many facilities.
Having survived the fall 2019 long-term care convention season is no small feat if you’ve been on the road as much as some of the staunch LTC professionals I’ve seen over the past two months. For many, now is the time to get back to work “at home” and prepare for the future — a…
It’s nice that we’ll pause to thank our veterans next Monday, but there should be more.