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Assessing, managing and monitoring clinical lymphedema

Skilled nursing leaders know that the number of women surviving breast cancer is rising. While this is good news, survivorship care has grown more complex and challenging for clinicians in skilled nursing facilities. One of the most devastating conditions following breast cancer or other cancer surgery and treatment is lymphedema, the potentially permanent swelling that…

Coverage of Social Determinants of Health have implications for SNFs  

Health disparities and complex social determinants of health (SDoH) have historically compromised patient access to quality care. But policy changes announced recently from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to mitigate these challenges:  finalized guidance for the Medicare Advantage program will expand the supplemental benefits afforded to beneficiaries to include items and…

Addressing cognitive impairment

Typical training for rehab professionals takes a deficit-based approach: identify the impairments, and work to correct them.  While this approach works well for orthopedic surgery, stroke rehab, and other conditions, it leaves out many of those with progressive and irreversible conditions, particularly dementia.

A quest for quality and the pursuit of data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a momentum in quality for post-acute care providers. Nursing facilities in the PAC realm know the importance of providing quality care. Quality is the foundation of their reputation in the community they serve. I just returned from the LeadingAge National Conference in Philadelphia re-energized in the…

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