April 01, 2016 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: April 01, 2016

Study: 27% of readmissions preventable


Improved discharge directions and communication between patients and providers could prevent more than a fourth of hospital readmissions, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

How to do it… Summer safety and security

Now that we’re in the midst of spring and warmer summer months beckon, it is time to check readiness to provide resident safety and security, especially from a host of heat and sun-related problems. As experts note here, a little common sense goes a long way.

Lifting the veil

Lifting the veil

Rehab offers promise to many deemed ‘lost’ in the fog, and providers are making strides in better delivering the therapy dementia patients need

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