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…
In the interest of service journalism, I have taken the liberty of picking out the three issues that will be most deserving of your attention next year. If you don’t deal with them, the rest won’t much matter.
On the heels of my colleague James M. Berklan’s discussion about how little we know about our loved ones’ preferences for end-of-life care, there’s a sign of progress in Oregon.
New findings support what many caregivers have believed for years: Surrogates overwhelmingly don’t know jack about their loved ones’ care preferences, no matter how confident they sound. This should disturb you as much as it does me.
Here at McKnight’s, we set out to fill each day’s newsletter with information, opinion and analysis that help skilled nursing operators do their jobs better. Sometimes that includes shedding light on a way not to do something. As a result, we all might wind up learning about — and from — a staff member creatively…
For years, the industry has been saying “we are over-regulated.” The subtext is really, “trust us. We know what we’re doing.”
It was only fitting that a fabulous “New Yorker” video called “The Blessings of Aging,” popped onto my screen Tuesday. You need to make sure it pops up on your screen too.
It’s important to know what really matters at this time of year.
It’s looking increasingly like one of the nation’s largest firms could inadvertently cause more rules and regulations to come your way.
Even as we support those brave healthcare providers who kept residents and patients safe during the California wildfire that killed dozens, we can’t lose sight for one second those who survive. They will carry lingering scars.
Here’s a plea to all the sharks out there: Treat the nice ladies with the good habits and gentle demeanor right.
I can only imagine the crushing grief one must face after their home and every worldly possession is reduced to ashes. But what if your house and workplace both burned down in one fell swoop? That’s been the case for dozens of individuals employed by the Cypress Meadows Post-Acute facility, once located in Paradise, CA.…
I have seen the future of Medicare. Here’s what you can expect: Demand will grow the program; fiscal realities will shrink your share.
ong-term care facilities, privacy is often at a premium for residents and employees. But when it comes to nursing mothers, I heard a story recently that made my hair stand on edge.
I bring you some of the striking tidbits from frantically filed notes on the road that might or might not have already seen the light of day. Some of this is just too good not to share, or share again.
Thanks to years of struggling with “simple” tasks, I have come to loathe those who make the difficult look easy. That’s especially the case where writing is concerned. Now that I have just read his first book, “Hallowed Ground,” I should probably hate Larry Minnix. Where does he get off delivering elegant insight after elegant…
When It’s Never 2 Late president Jack York asked her to figure out a way to get goat yoga as part of the company’s booth at LeadingAge, she didn’t blink.