Conversations with my mother are occasionally like chatting with the dog from “Up” who yells “Squirrel!”
James M. Berklan Low occupancy. Low profit margins. Impossibly low reimbursements. Pressure to risk share. Inaccurate staffing tabulations. One can forgive Mark Parkinson if he ever seems distracted. As the president and CEO of the nation’s largest association of nursing home and assisted living operators, he clearly has a lot on his mind these days,…
It’s bad enough that nursing home leaders have to constantly look over their shoulders, worried about when government bureaucrats or managed care plans might going to take the next whack at their payments. But now they have to worry about robots seizing their duties?
The Labor Department just sent a new overtime proposal to the White House for consideration. That’s a good sign that the rest of us may soon get a peek.
Research has shown that male nurses are still paid, on average, more than female nurses. Conventional wisdom why this is might not hold up.
Since we unveiled the program in mid-December and opened the nominating process, the response has been powerful and incredibly heartening.
We were expecting a splash of sunshine from the long-term care field, but we’ve received a tidal wave.
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about bundled payments. This new approach will usher in a new era of better healthcare at lower costs, its many advocates insist. Maybe or maybe not.
Most providers seem to shrug at the concept of actual Medicaid reform, and federal regulators’ actions give them little reason to do anything but that.
Long-term care providers, prepare to converse more. That means some important people plan to not only talk, but more importantly also do more listening than in the past.
A look back at readers’ favorite McKnight’s columns of 2018 shows just how deep and wide the wealth opinion and analysis goes.
Cheers to Altercare in Adena, OH, for showing us all how it should be done when it comes to residents needing a boost.
Navigating the nuances of nursing home resident sexual encounters has to be an extremely difficult proposition for administrators, and things just got a little thornier after a recent court ruling. The case in question relates to the Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron, IL, which had a policy of intervening between residents with dementia, but only…
You know that big ol’ bullseye that always seems to be on your back? It’s about to get bigger.
It may be premature to hope that 2019 is long-term care’s overdue Year of the Woman, but two events give me hope.
Liable to get lost among today’s other exciting news, is a story that can make long-term care workforces better in every way. Don’t let it pass you by.
When Senior Care Centers announced last week it would seek creditor protection, shockwaves quickly shot through the field. After all, this was no mom-and-pop operator.
Following my C-section earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to access heavy-duty pain medication. Until we discovered my pain pump wasn’t working. That was unfortunate, but luckily I was young(ish), in good health(ish) and had a new baby. But as AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine President…
The plan was as simple as it was ambitious: Find “no-brainer,” perhaps nonsensical, regulations and practices that should be eradicated from nursing home routines. Consider step one a rousing success.
Maybe the key to excelling in today’s skilled nursing landscape lies in looking toward the best practices of restaurants and hotels, rather than your competitors. That’s at least part of the mindset for Tim Fields, who is the CEO and cofounder of Ignite Medical Resorts. The Illinois company has championed the use of what it…