March 2018 39 3 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
March 2018 issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Where are they now?
After winning a Bronze quality award in 2012 from the McKnight's Technology Awards, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in South Dakota has designed a ...
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards announced it is creating a continuing education registry.
Providers knew that elimination of Medicare Part B therapy caps would likely come with significant side costs, but nobody wanted them this high.
Providers will have ongoing access to all sessions at this month's 12th Annual McKnight's Online Expo for at least six months after the event, organizers ...
Long-term care providers found little to like in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2019.
Skilled nursing leaders criticized a Human Rights Watch report on antipsychotics in February.
Providers celebrated the permanent repeal of Medicare Part B therapy limits when President Trump signed a new budget compromise Feb. 9.
Nursing home founder's death leads to $140K fine.
Loss of control: Exploring the links between falls and incontinence can improve resident care, safety scores and provider risk ratings
Exploring the links between falls and incontinence brings connections that can improve resident care, safety scores and provider risk ratings.
Laundry may not be the sexiest of topics in long-term care, but it is nonetheless an important — albeit sometimes overlooked — element when it ...
60 Seconds with...
Q: The United Church Homes has reduced antipsychotic medications dramatically since 2012. How did you accomplish that?
Ask the care expert
At a recent staff meeting, our medical director asked us to implement palliative wound care. What would that look like for a dying resident?
Patients discharged from skilled nursing facilities with functional limitations are at greater risk of being readmitted to a hospital with potentially preventable problems.
Ask the treatment expert
Our number of wounds has not changed, yet our wound care dressing expenses have gone up. How can I get them under control?
Replacing a non-permeable, reusable pad with a disposable, high-fluid capacity one can reduce the number of incontinence-associated dermatitis cases and lessen their severity, according to ...
A technique being explored as a treatment for human wounds helped save the lives of three bears in California this winter.
Ask the nursing expert
I'm hearing about facilities going bankrupt and closing. As a director of nursing, what can I do to help manage my department's budget without degrading ...
Working 12-hour shifts may have a positive effect on job satisfaction and allow nurses more flexibility to further their education, according to a study conducted ...
Ask the payment expert
What is the new RCS-1 payment system all about?
Ask the legal expert
We've taken reasonable precautions, posted signs, added many hand sanitizers, urged hand washing or mask wearing by visitors, etc., but one of our residents got ...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Nashville-based skilled nursing and rehabilitation company for refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee ...
An Illinois skilled nursing and rehab center was fined $25,000 after a certified nurse aide admitted to posting a partially nude photo of a resident ...
Skilled nursing with a 'boutique' design style? A new continuing care retirement community believes this approach is long overdue.
How to do it…
Mobile technology, coupled with a plethora of "apps," is creating amazing opportunities for long-term care residents to connect with the outside world. Getting residents to ...
A day in the life
Telemedicine's value across the care continuum is clear, but adoption still lags, according to a report released in February by Sage Growth Partners, a healthcare ...
Residents who can't express their wishes about medical care can leave family members emotionally drained.
Some people sit down at the beginning of each year and make relatively ambitious goals.
A leader at the front line