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.
You might know the job has gotten under your skin when you find certain urges taking over. Take, for example, debating late at night. In a bar. In a beautiful place like San Diego. And the topic is the merits of telemedicine. Flight of fancy or long-term care savior? It happened earlier this week when…
I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that one reason why so many women in this field do so well is because they have superior problem-solving abilities.
We learned two main things when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services debuted its nursing home “abuse” icon Wednesday.
Mark Parkinson just might be the best leader the American Health Care Association has ever had.
There could be some encouraging news on the nursing home “abuse” icon set to go live Oct. 23.
I am opposed to forcing skilled care operators to pay for a problem caused by another entity., which is exactly what will happen if an otherwise well-intended bill becomes law in its current form.
Life as a regulator can be a thankless job, but sometimes it involves admitting that you’re just outright wrong.
If it seems like a lot of skilled nursing facility therapists are suddenly getting laid off, it’s no coincidence.
We are stronger together than we are apart.
A new Priceonomics report strongly suggests that if keeping the employees worth keeping is a priority, it may take closer to $25 an hour to get the job done.
With not enough bodies to do the work and increasingly complex regulations to contend with in long-term care, technology is going to be the way to salvation.
Do you ever wonder if the coffee snobs are taking over?
We return to the question again today: What’s going to happen with therapy under the Patient-Drive Payment Model?
Unless you have actually attended NIC conferences, it’s hard to appreciate just how unique and helpful these events are.
I don’t know about you, but with all the hype during the run-up to PDPM implementation on Oct. 1, it’s beginning to feel a little like the morning of the third-grade Halloween party.
Take a moment to write down the major trends in this market and how long they are likely to last and — more importantly — how they have and likely will affect your organization.
I fear that we may be in the midst of a damaging cycle driven by unrealistic expectations, and Hurricane Dorian is going to show us why.