What did the House really accomplish by voting to more than double the minimum wage last week? To be blunt, nothing.
For all the progress nursing homes have made in reducing antipsychotic medications — and it has been significant — occasionally you hear whispers.
James M. Berklan In case you’ve been sleeping since late yesterday or doing something else like, oh, taking care of frail and elderly patients, you might have missed the big news: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants to be as well loved as journalists. It’s doing a pretty good job at it, too.…
As long as your organization is undoubtedly harnessing at least several tech tools to make life better for those you serve, why not get rewarded for it?
Many of us are softies when it comes to animal rescue videos. But one that came across my path on LinkedIn this week seemed like a larger metaphor about resident care.
Welcome to the club. That’s the sad but apropos message I have for our hospice-operating friends.
Carl Sagan wasn’t kidding when he stated that survival is the exception and extinction is the rule. It’s as true for long-term care as it is for biology.
It’s going to be a July to remember when you’re done reading about these people.
When unemployment rates are at a 50-year low and the economy is roaring, it’s a game changer. And not in a good way.
I’ve tended to raise an eyebrow when both vendors and people I know have touted the benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol) products.
Raising job and workplace satisfaction levels should be near or at the top of every long-term care operators’ to-do list. Here’s how.
Operators might be forgiven for feeling a bit more tense and morose than usual in these trying days. But believe it or not, there are also pockets of joy to savor.
All industries, long-term care included, love panels during conferences. The hope is for a dynamic conversation, one where no one will dominate the discussion and those in the audience will feel engaged.
James M. Berklan We hear it all the time: When it comes to technology, healthcare is way behind compared to other industries. And when you bring skilled nursing into the picture? Oh, brother, forget it. They’re the behind of the behind. I believe the labels of inadequacy are overblown, or at least framed wrong, and…
Skilled care operators are hiring as never before, but many of them are not very good at hiring the right candidates.
if there’s any area that could use a more systematic plan, it’s long-term care. That’s why all sides of the eldercare industry can cheer on California.
Here we go again. The long-term care sector just experienced yet another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
In long-term care, we talk a lot about recruitment and retention. What we don’t discuss as much about are promotions. This should change.
Frontline workers in long-term care already have it plenty tough. But the worst may be yet to come, if one predicted scenario plays out.
When I was 18, I was instantly suspicious of my college roommate. She was beautiful and brilliant at math, so I figured we’d have little in common.