Researchers emphasize that clinicians must think more critically before reacting to urinary tract infection symptoms. And they have the numbers to back it up.
LeadingAge might not spring jarring new study results on us all that often, but when it does, look out.
We are constantly hearing about inadequate funding for skilled nursing providers, with Medicaid margins being the main culprit. Yet some states are letting millions of dollars earmarked for quality improvement go untouched, according to reports.
If you are running a skilled care facility these days, it might not seem like Uncle Sam is easing up on the rules or penalties. But that is surely happening. And we have some bottom-line proof.
I can never remember if we’re supposed to flush pills, pour liquid down a drain or throw medication out in the trash. So I’m sympathetic to long-term care facilities struggling with the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.
New study results question the use of productivity goals. The implications are not good for skilled nursing operators.
One New York nursing home is taking resident-centered care to a whole new level, announcing an expansion of its unit geared toward a specific segment of its community.
We’re hearing a lot lately about ways to improve working conditions and resident care in skilled nursing facilities. Still.
Reviewing the nominations to our McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards program has been both humbling and incredibly heartening.
In today’s rough-and-tumble world of healthcare delivery, it pays to have many friends, both upstream and downstream. Or as an old adage puts it, there is strength in numbers.
Both nursing home and resident advocates will be eagerly watching Wednesday, as the powerful Senate Finance Committee launches an investigation into cases of abuse that have occurred at facilities in recent months. I’ll be watching, too, and covering the hearing for McKnight’s, but I am more curious to see when one of these senators is…
Take the future of skilled care. These days, it appears both the optimists and naysayers are in ample supply.
There are some aspects about yourself that you recognize in mid-life. For me, it’s that I’m terrible at cleaning.
James M. Berklan Kim Warnecke sweeps into a conversation like a breath of charged fresh air. She is at once a warm whoosh and a crisp arctic jab, a good-natured mix that helpfully keeps you in touch with reality. Such candor is always useful when discussing employee retention strategies in long-term care. Warm and fuzzies…
It’s been a few months now since we first launched our #BrightenUpLTC campaign, hoping to shine a light on the positive occurrences that are happening in nursing homes across the country.
By all accounts, Paul Ryan is an extremely intelligent, charismatic and likable guy. And I have to believe he’s much happier these days pondering what’s best for the future of the republic. At least when compared to the trials and tribulations endured during his previous gig as House Speaker.
When I graduated from college and began interviewing for my first “real” job 15 years ago, my father urged me to find out if health insurance would be among the benefits. I landed a position at a newspaper, signed a few forms and blithely figured I would stay healthy and find good doctors. (Spoiler alert:…
For anyone doubting the viability or need to follow the skilled nursing market, the proof is before us this week.
We are hearing much these days about the government’s plan to adjust Medicare payments. But not much is being said about a helpful resource that could spell the difference between success and failure.
NAHCA’s new membership structure is a good example of how we can sometimes dramatically change the way we budget, or even our philosophies.