With increased attention on the distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities must be sure to still remain vigilant on another crucial area of safety this year: COVID-19 testing. Hear from Bill Pierce, administrator at Compass Park skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Franklin, IN, about how the facility put staff members, residents and family members at ease with rapid antigen testing.
Continuing our interview series with 2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction honorees, Cynthia Morton, executive vice president of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care, shares when she knew the eldercare field was right for her, who her mentors have been, her biggest accomplishment, where she believes the long-term care industry is headed, advice for those interested in the field, and what it means to be a McKnight’s Women of Distinction.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Rapid point-of-care antigen testing is important whether you’re the biggest operator in the area or the smallest. Hear how Jenny Wirt, the administrator at Danville Care Center in Danville, IA, and her colleagues fended off COVID-19 for months and then put residents, family members and staff members at ease with rapid testing. Danville Care Center is one of the more than 12,000 nursing homes around the country seeing the benefits of using the BD Veritor Plus System rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Senior living and care operators can battle the coronavirus threat even better by watching this special One on One with McKnight’s video interview with BD Integrated Diagnostics Solutions Worldwide Medical Director for Molecular Diagnostics Jeff Andrews, M.D. BD’s Veritor-Plus rapid point-of-care antigen testing device is in more than 11,000 nursing homes around the country and has the potential to make a huge difference in dealing with COVID-19.
Akia Blandon, vice president of clinical services at Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center in the Bronx, NY, shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the advice she has for those interested in entering the field, what it means to her to be named a McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree, what her biggest accomplishment is, and how mentors have shaped her career.
2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor inductee JoAnne Reifsnyder, executive vice president, clinical operations, and chief nursing officer, Genesis HealthCare, Kennett Square, PA, shares why she was drawn to eldercare at a young age. She also discusses her greatest accomplishment, the biggest surprise of her career and where she sees the industry heading post COVID-19.
2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction honoree Shilpi Chona, regional administrator at Legacy Healthcare, shares what being named a Rising Star means to her, what she’s most proud of and what she would tell young women looking to have a career in senior living and care.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Swisslog Healthcare’s Huan K. Nguyen, R.Ph., VP, LTC business development, describes the benefits of the company’s automated on-site medication dispensing system for both the pharmacy and long-term care facilities. Medication is packaged on demand, improving workflow efficiency and eliminating waste.
[PARTNER CONTENT] NOA Medical provides beds and sleep safety accessories for acute care and long-term care residents, in communities, nursing homes and hospitals. Steve Sauerwein, VP of sales and marketing, NOA Medical, shares how the company is continually innovating its product line. Some recent innovations include a bed with an expanded sleep deck, under bed lighting and beds with USB ports.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Gary Pederson, executive vice president of connected health and wellness at MatrixCare, shares with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News some of the exciting new developments at the company, including its recent acquisition by ResMed and its initiatives in the health and wellness space, supporting communities with the technology to help keep their residents out of the hospital.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Is your facility powered up to handle the critical computing necessary in the modern LTPAC community? Ian Gelenter, senior vice president at Pioneer, discusses what’s required, and how it impacts outcomes and real-time documentation.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Given the dazzling array of technology options available to operators, it’s easy to get distracted by all the “shiny new objects.” At VCPI, explains Gary Jones, GM of customer experience, the goal is to help operators understand what makes sense for their business. VPCI takes the guesswork out of IT, so operators can focus on their core competencies.
Wanda Lingner, director of regulatory compliance at Sharps Compliance, shares her expertise in medical waste management, detailing some of the different methods for medication disposal in long-term care facilities – including how the EPA’s new rules impact communities. Lingner, who has RN and BSN designations, also reveals how the company’s MedSafe receptacle saves LTC communities money and staff time.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Dr. Dheeraj (Dr. Raj) Mahajan, chief medical officer and executive vice president of MatrixCare, is on a mission: to bring the capabilities offered by machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technology advancements to the post-acute environment. One example – using the long-term facility’s own data for risk-prediction models. Dr. Raj shares his vision – and how becoming a part of the MatrixCare team will allow him to bring his vision to life.
[PARTNER CONTENT] HealthCap CEO Peter Feeney and staff attorney Christina Nechiporchik discuss why skilled nursing facilities should consider arbitration agreements with their residents. The number one reason? The agreement helps reduce claims.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Strategic staffing is key to an efficient operation within today’s skilled nursing facility. In this video, Cheryl Field, chief product officer for Prime Care Technologies, describes how the company’s platform, primeVIEW dashboard, leverages data to ensure maximum staffing efficiency to the facility, ultimately driving ROI.
[PARTNER CONTENT] Skilled nursing centers are tasked with caring for sicker and sicker patients and residents, notes Anthony Spero, chief operating officer of Partners Pharmacy, speaking to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News at the 2019 American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living Convention and Expo in Orlando. The company’s Advanced Pharmacy Solutions’ remote dispensing technology in effect brings the pharmacy to the facility, ensuring that there never is a delay in care.
Felichia Fields, assistant executive director / director of compliance at St. Catherine’s Village, Madison, MS, shares the appeal of long-term care, her advice for those considering the field, and her reaction to being named a Rising Star.
Jamie Dlatt, vice president of operations at Legacy Healthcare and a 2019 inductee into the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor, shares when her interest in gerontology and skilled nursing began, what continues to appeal to her about working in the field, and the advice she has for working mothers.
Erin Donaldson, vice president and director of operations management for Life Care Services, talks about mentorship, goals and diversity in senior living and care.