Guest Columns

Guest Columns

A huge fiscal cliff looms for skilled nursing

A huge fiscal cliff looms for skilled nursing

Our goal is to treat everyone like family and provide your loved ones with the highest level of quality care. But we are in an increasingly difficult situation.

Shattering my rose-colored glasses: From provider to family member

Shattering my rose-colored glasses: From provider to family member

Over time and with specialization your work focus can become narrowed. You can even convince yourself that healthcare has progressed to the point of thinking we are doing a remarkable job. But being on the other side with my father has taught me how far we have to go.

QAPI spells success for SNFs

QAPI spells success for SNFs

Outdated operating models - solely meeting the basic needs of patients - does not bode well for SNF operators to survive.

Operators are not 'blasé' about negative stories

Operators are not 'blasé' about negative stories

Rather than putting the burden on skilled nursing providers, I challenge the news media, along with other institutions, to be fair and accurate, and report the good news, too.

CMS and You: Strategy and action finally together

CMS and You: Strategy and action finally together

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services outlined its priorities and goals in its quality and strategy plan. Translating its goals into leadership actions, however, is another matter.

Do millennials want to be shown appreciation differently?

Do millennials want to be shown appreciation differently?

Adjusting to the characteristics and desires of younger employees has been the source of much research. The Gallup Group found that the majority of millennials (55%) are less engaged at work than all other generations and that earning more money is not the primary driving force for them.

Does an administrator affect the success of a director of nurses?

Does an administrator affect the success of a director of nurses?

My company, Tobin & Associates, is currently conducting a training program for nurse leaders funded through the Civil Monetary Penalty Grants.

Examining the issues of granny cameras in SNFS

Examining the issues of granny cameras in SNFS

The news headlines are bringing a modern issue to the public regarding the operation of skilled nursing homes - and that issue is the pairing of social media and the use of video cameras, known in the industry as "granny cameras."

In nursing homes, a sense of loss can be a blessing in disguise

In nursing homes, a sense of loss can be a blessing in disguise

Reflection reveals that while loss is ubiquitous in our lives, in the prime of our adulthood we generally have options with which to mitigate loss.

Human-centered design on aging well ... Happening now in Louisville

Human-centered design on aging well ... Happening now in Louisville

He answered with confidence and insight. He had fought in one of the wars and knew his history on the others. I shamefully could only answer one or two questions.

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Guest columns are written by long-term care industry experts, ranging from academics and thought leaders to administrators and CEOs.

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