When many of you started dating the Patient-Driven Payment Model, it seemed like the start of any new relationship. There was mystery and excitement.
Amid a lot of calm assurance after the release of the new draft RAI manual there was one distinct alarm bell sounded Tuesday.
Some say that getting old and going bankrupt can happen two ways: gradually, then suddenly. Perhaps the same will hold true for states’ attempts to fix long-term care funding.
Technology is super when it comes to scheduling, but it’s not enough
Things are looking up when it comes to a campaign to create more degreed senior care leaders.
Research in long-term care is often hard to come by, but a group of experts from Colorado is attempting to better understand this phenomenon.
When I began covering this field nearly three decades ago, administrators were more afraid of employee unionization than just about anything else. But times have changed.
Elizabeth Newman Before I had a child, I know I rolled my eyes at parents who installed cameras in stuffed animals in order to monitor their babysitter. While I still would never do that, I’ve become more sympathetic to those who worry about their loved ones, especially when those family members aren’t able to talk.…
Sunday, May 12, will mark the start of National Skilled Nursing Week (formerly known as National Nursing Home Week).
It’s no secret that finding and keeping nurses is one of the skilled care sector’s biggest headaches. But it would appear that the folks who regulate this field don’t want to hear it any more.
Whether you are an entertainer, journalist or long-term care administrator, there are some amazing examples of balance and leadership in Beyonce’s documentary “Homecoming.”
Tiffany Lehman did long-term care nurses everywhere proud last week when she saved a baby’s life while in flight. This week, the rest of the world is finding out more.
There is one area where tax dollars are doled out as if money were no object, and this is where long-term care should fight to be.
It’s exciting to have two McKnight’s Women of Distinction Rising Stars who are academic researchers.
I have an odd admission to make: I am a fan of author Mary Pipher and I have yet to read any of her 10 books.
For what seems like the umpteenth time, another media outlet has taken aim at the skilled care sector.
Amid all the challenges of hiring and retaining workers, it’s very helpful to revisit what makes employees want to work at a given location. And then innovate some more.
If you’ve toiled around the skilled nursing field and been awake at the same time over the last year, you might have noticed there’s this PDPM thing that seems to be grabbing a lot of attention.
What are busy nursing home leaders to make of a deadly, drug-resistant fungus outbreak that has now spread to a dozen states? Be ready for it, is the short answer from authorities.
The federal government is promoting its updated Medicare payment system as a change that will ensure two benefits. The first is better care. The second is reduced costs. Anyone who thinks those two goals will receive equal treatment is either naïve, or not paying attention.