August 05, 2015 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 05, 2015

Music to their ears

Music to their ears

The renovation and expansion of a cramped facility brings residents more privacy and service options, and the operator a healthy cash flow

The pressure is on long-term care to help patients navigate their care stages.

Damaging hand-offs

With the stakes raised for more and more admissions — and departures — communication is critical for long-term care providers looking to partner with hospitals

A test plan that may cost some a bundle

A test plan that may cost some a bundle

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ “monumental” plan to test bundled payments for hip and knee replacements could spell trouble for skilled nursing facilities, experts warn.

Taking a load off

Taking a load off

More facilities are pulling the plug on resource-robbing laundry practices — as they seek to lessen environmental burden and improve the bottom line

NPWT market grows as tech improves

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Industry analysts say negative pressure wound therapy is experiencing the highest market growth of any advanced wound care technology sector.

How to do it … Resident safety

Technological innovation is allowing needy seniors to be monitored while allowing greater mobility than ever before. Experts here make recommendations that can help providers strike a careful balance between freedom, privacy, safety and security.

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