Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N, John A. Hartford Foundatio
I am a new DON. Do you know any way I could recognize some staff who go above and beyond for our residents? We do recognizer them in the building, but I want everyone to know how long-term care has wonderful angels who work here!
When is it time to discontinue a specialty mattress for a patient who has healed pressure ulcers?
Should I complete an Interim Payment Assessment (IPA) if a Medicare Part A resident becomes COVID-positive during a skilled therapy stay?
I received a denial for a resident who was at another facility, transferred to the hospital and subsequently admitted to our facility. Shouldn’t this have been covered by one of the current waivers?
It almost sounds crazy, given the staffing shortages everywhere, but can we fire someone for not letting us know they have COVID-19 symptoms and coming to work anyway?
As COVID-19 began its death march through long-term care facilities early last spring, Principle LTC President and CEO Lynn Hood opened a Special Care Unit to treat infected patients from many of her chain’s 46 facilities.
In assessing the obstacles in the sometimes-bumpy vaccine rollout last December, Harvard Medical School healthcare policy professor David Grabowski echoed a familiar refrain among critics about “the sheer amount of labor required to fill out forms and upload data to ensure that consent was obtained and that each dose is tracked.” Experts weigh in here about providers’ role in recording and documenting this unprecedented event, to learn for future events.