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Pad your knowledge of PI support

While a newly published AHRQ report shows an overall decrease in hospital-acquired conditions between 2014 and 2017, the good news, unfortunately, doesn’t extend to pressure injuries. The rate of PIs rose by 6% over the study period. In patient terms, this uptick represents an increase of 119,000 pressure wounds, resulting in close to 5,000 deaths.…

3 ingredients to reduce nurse burnout

The perfect recipe for optimizing employee and patient satisfaction at long-term care and skilled nursing facilities includes two key elements: a well-staffed facility and a team of nursing professionals who feel appreciated and engaged.  Unfortunately, that scenario is not often the case in post-acute care. Long-term care and skilled nursing facilities are typically widely understaffed,…

Finding dividends in unexpected places

Most nursing homes are businesses, and like any business, they must be continually on the lookout for ways to keep operating costs in check. Further, they must be continually marketing their facilities so that more people are interested in using them and investing in them, helping to keep them profitable. One way many facilities are…

Charles de Vilmorin

Dementia is not the problem

When a major client and mentor tells you that you are wrong, it can be a humbling experience. When I considered redefining our company’s focus as a “dementia-engagement platform” instead of a “resident-engagement platform,” one client’s response was very strong. Ultimately he said it didn’t make sense to add the word “dementia” to the focus.…

Fall safety can fit into a bigger plan

This is Fall Prevention Awareness Week, but the truth is that preventing fall injuries among residents is a major year-round concern for long-term care providers. It’s with good cause: Fall safety programming has been increasing at skilled nursing facilities across the country, yet the number of fall injuries is still rising annually. Currently, over 800,000…

Providers, be prepared to answer these questions in 2020

Change is the only constant for America’s healthcare landscape of late. Patients are taking a more earnest look at their options for healthcare, while payment sources are seeking the biggest value for the lowest dollar. Of note, senior care providers are feeling the squeeze of changing payment incentives that encourage utilization of lower-cost care, including…

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