February 01, 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: February 01, 2018

E-prescribing grows up

E-prescribing grows up

Accountability and better, user-friendly systems encourage a new wave of e-prescribing adoptions among long-term care providers, despite old challenges

Picture perfect

Picture perfect: Renovation invigorates upstate New York community, providing a complete array of post-acute care services and supportive features

“Under-bedding” for short-term rehabilitation patients in a commu- nity is a problem that doesn’t get much attention from the public, but its seriousness is de nitely warranted for those who need it. When Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh, NY, realized it had such a situation more than a decade ago after two nearby skilled nursing entities…

Sharon McDermond

Profile: Sharon McDermond

Sharon McDermond had just started a new job as director of continuing care at Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Living community, when she received devastating news.

Rehabbing rehab

Rehabbing rehab

With the RCS-1 model focused on eliminating minutes and putting pressure on operators, providers brace for evolutionary change in therapy payment rules

J.P. Fingado

HealthcareSource acquires Vikus, expands investments

The acquisition of Vikus Corporation by HealthcareSource has resulted in an integrated platform with plans to continue further investments, HealthcareSource CEO J.P. Fingado said in January. When Fingado became CEO two years ago, he said he wanted to expand the company across the continuum of care. He met with Vikus Chief Operating Of cer Trey…

Managing airborne bugs

With so much attention paid to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and items like linens, infection control-minded facilities often over- look the source of more than one-third of nosocomial infections — the air. Long-established airborne precautions are rarely used in long-term care facilities, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Experts advise how to reverse that.

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