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Keeping skilled nursing facilities fully staffed amid a triple threat

Caregiving is America’s largest profession and the job role with the widest gap between supply and demand. Four and a half million long-term care workers support individuals in institutions and home-based settings across the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasted a steep rise in that figure because of demographic trends even before the…

Consider this when planning a 2021 budget

For providers across the long-term post-acute care continuum, 2021 budget planning should be top of mind these days. Developing accurate budgets is critical for making informed purchasing decisions. Likewise, it’s essential in analyzing financial performance.  This was a year of unprecedented challenges for most LTPAC organizations, and 2021 could follow a similar trajectory in many…

If walls could talk

Long-term care communities have been on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic from the beginning, and they have the most at stake in finding ways to detect a case — or an outbreak — immediately, effectively and cost-efficiently. For LTCs, the focus has been on enhanced cleaning measures and human diagnostic testing mandated and funded by…

Eliminate pathogens and pests to protect your facility’s reputation

It’s always been critical for long-term care facilities to follow stringent infection control guidelines. Residents of these facilities often have compromised immune systems that lead to health conditions and living in close quarters to receive care, which presents numerous opportunities for healthcare-associated infections to spread. The CDC estimates one to three million serious infections occur…

What now? The long-term effects of COVID-19 on transitional care

The impact of COVID-19 on transitional and long-term care facilities will reverberate long after the pandemic itself is under control. While the immediate task is to maintain current coronavirus safety protocols until a vaccine is available, the adaptations made over the past year will help pave the way forward. A strong partnership with your pharmaceutical…

Using technology to boost value-based initiatives for wound care

For long-term care and skilled nursing facility operators, wound care plays a significant role in everything from staff efficiencies to outcomes to reimbursement. It’s also an important factor in the growing push for the industry to expand adoption of value-based care initiatives.  The reason is clear. More than 25% of elderly patients have at least…

Employees share their pandemic experience

“Although these are less than ideal circumstances, we have all pulled together as a team. That extra bit of support and acknowledgement we get from leaders makes a difference. Simple things can go a long way.” Employee well-being started receiving heightened awareness before COVID, but once the virus came crashing into our lives, leaders at…

Make privacy regs your friend

During a recent virtual conference, federal officials offered refreshing new context for why privacy regulations matter. Rules aside, privacy is fundamentally about treating people with dignity and respect. For long-term care organizations, the message resonates. In addition to the normal challenges of protecting healthcare data, nursing care providers face the heightened risk of social media…

With COVID, what’s on the surface matters deeply

More than 45% of all domestic COVID-19 fatalities have taken place in long-term care settings, and the response to outbreaks has been complicated by a lack of personal protective equipment and sufficient human-testing resources.  The high rate of asymptomatic spreaders of the disease makes screening programs largely ineffective, and more than half of carriers shedding…

Onboarding strategies that make a difference

“Of course, we onboard. Doesn’t everyone?” While most facility leaders would say their organizations use onboarding for new hires, the real question to consider is how effective that onboarding process is from a new employee’s perspective.  Because healthcare workers are so desperately needed, new employees have options. Whether it’s a job with a different organization…

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