Attention to staff mental health essential for excellent healthcare, pandemic or not
Apr 07, 2022
The pandemic has taken a significant toll on staff mental health. Here’s how we helped our team cope.
Regaining realistic workloads: Humans need maintenance and upgrades too
Apr 05, 2022
My seven-year-old son recently saw a pick-up truck sitting on the side of the road and asked what happened. From my view, it had clearly blown a tire, so I said, “His tire blew up while he was driving.” ...
How can we prepare for the future of healthcare technology?
Mar 31, 2022
Over the last few years in senior living, we have seen many anticipated technological changes come to sudden fruition. Businesses that promised more digital care options for years found they could no longer...
3 ways to dismantle ageism today
Charles de Vilmorin
Mar 29, 2022
The pandemic has given us a few reasons to take on ageism as an industry. To begin, the fact that nursing homes and assisted living communities were not prioritized for receipt of PPE and testing early...
Remote MDS coordinators offer an immediate solution to reimbursement and staffing challenges
Mar 24, 2022
As a remote MDS coordinator, I could focus 100% of my time, attention and expertise on the MDS assessment and process improvements.
From traveling nurses to agency staff, providers need to adapt to meet new generation’s needs
Mar 22, 2022
The “future of work” is here and now. For years, younger workers have requested more flexible work arrangements to no avail. Organizations across many sectors didn’t consider these appeals to be...
Staff efficiency at its best
Mar 18, 2022
Simple engagement programs for residents with dementia can improve resident interactions and boost staff efficiency.
ACO REACH combines innovation with access for SNFs
Timothy Peck, MD
Mar 16, 2022
CMS’s new Direct Contracting Entity program, known as ACO REACH (Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health) is among the most important developments in nursing home patient care in recent history.
Beware the Russian invasion and its effect on mental health
Mar 14, 2022
The devastating impact of COVID-19 over the past two years affected not only Americans, but the entire world and caused many of us to feel emotions we weren’t familiar with. The unfathomable death...
Reducing liability exposures with video
Guy Fragala, Ph.D.
Mar 10, 2022
Falls among the elderly are a major problem within healthcare facilities, and this severe problem requires attention. Some proposed technological solutions include optical sensors or cameras linked to...