Tech tools are certainly helping operators improve care and their bottom lines. It seems like hardly a day goes by without a new app, tool or software application riding to the rescue. But as anyone who has ever had to deal with tech support can attest, technology is great — when it works as intended.
When I was in the hospital recently, I basically demanded that anyone visiting me bring me a milkshake. For a solid week, the taste of cold, chocolate goodness instantly would make me feel better, often even more than the generous narcotics being offered. That’s why it’s no surprise to me that Northwestern University researchers have…
If you want to know what skilled care will look like in five years, consider what hospitals look like today.
Inadequate Medicaid reimbursement led the Matney family to make a wrenching decision at the end of July: To ask the state to take over the nursing home that had been in their family for 40-plus years.
Hope you had a nice Labor Day. For most of the country, it comes around once a year. But if you are leading a long-term care organization, it’s pretty much an everyday event.
Among the many professionals seeking to make good out of former Sen. John McCain’s final days are hospice and end-of-life caregivers. They point out that long-term care operators have plenty to learn about taking care of veterans as they near death.
The idea could hardly be better. Timing could hardly be worse.
When service fails, the resident or customer often has their vision of a place permanently altered.
Grandma used to say beware the man who doesn’t stop talking: He often has nothing to say.
The fall convention season is fast approaching. That means many of us will soon find ourselves jammed into educational sessions, taking in must-do advice from the smarty-pants crowd.
One would think the most interesting part of a book where the main character kills hundreds of people would be the murders. But you’d be wrong: It’s the cover-up. This is one true story you’ll never forget.
I’ve wanted to write a follow-up blog ever since a late June news story in the Daily Update. In my opinion, there has been no better example of a useful article for long-term care providers anywhere, before or since.
We often hear that ageism is one of the barriers facing long-term care residents these days. Turns out it’s a barrier many employees may be up against as well.
It was the teddy bear that first grabbed my attention.
While so much talk has been about ProMedica’s daring venture into long-term care, it seems a lot has been overlooked about the former No. 1 nursing home chain in the country that it has partnered with.
According to recent reports, more than 1,000 senior living operators in the Sunshine State still do not have back-up generators on the premises.
In general, I am loathe to make too much of differences between men and women, but that’s especially true it comes to long-term care. After all, no matter who you are, chances are quality of life, dignity and proper treatment are important to residents and their families.
While leaders of both HCR ManorCare and its new parent company, the ProMedica healthcare system, brim with confidence over their new, joint capabilities, they realize there are whispers in the corridors and curiosity-seekers peeking around corners, not so sure that their grand new experiment is going to be a success.
After nearly three decades of watching this sector, I’m still astounded by two bizarre aspects of general media coverage.
A new that caught my eye found that 30 minutes of visually-guided movements per week can slow or even reverse the progress of dementia. This is good news.