July Software Source Guide Part 1
I’ve written a lot about ageism. About how people don’t value the contributions of seniors. About how long-term care residents are invisible and forgotten. About kids these days, and why they don’t respect their elders. As raving tangents go, I’m generally not bullish on the prospects for societal culture change. But after recently traveling to Washington, D.C., with 10 World War II veterans and their 14 caregivers, I might have to reconsider.
Resident care would suffer if Congress acts on the latest recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, long-term care advocates say.
Extendicare, a major North American long-term care operator, may sell off its 158 U.S. facilities before the end of the year. The company’s move to separate its Canadian and U.S. businesses could strike an ominous note to other providers as the Affordable Care Act speeds toward full implementation.
Q: What should an administrator do to monitor therapy services in his or her facility?
A: The main fact to remember is that you are responsible for what happens in your therapy department, even if you have a contract company.