Social work interns are assets to long-term care facilities. They can help bridge gaps and facilitate conversations among departments, residents and loved ones. They can help pick up slack and breathe new life into a team whose members are often overworked and understaffed.
Few long-term care providers have embraced the data analytics revolution more than HealthSouth, the nation's largest rehabilitation hospital chain. Will its accomplishments serve as an example of what technology can do for long-term care providers in the bundled-payment world?
An Activities Department does more than organize bingo games. The department helps residents maintain cognitive function and gives them a sense of independence and dignity. That deserves every department's respect.
Are economic pressures and changing rules under the Affordable Care Act forcing you to pare down your employee benefits offering? Incorporating voluntary benefits can keep employees happy by allowing them to add on customized benefits.
Technology tools to analyze outcomes and measure performance will take a front seat in 2016, as more acute care and long-term care providers turn to data analytics to maximize reimbursement and prove quality measures.
December 22, 2015 Richard J. Dressel III, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational therapy can promote healing, independence and well-being for residents, but all too often treatments are misunderstood or missing. That prevents barriers to providing the best possible care for long-term care residents.
The economy has been a challenge for some CCRCs in recent years, but what’s next for CCRCs? Asbury Communities President and CEO Doug Leidig discusses the opportunities and challenges for this market sector.
December 8, 2015 Mark D. Coggins, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Having an LTC pharmacist on the care team can provide aggressive strategies against adverse drug events and reap the benefits of a specialized skills set in the tricky business of geriatric medication management.
December 2, 2015 Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP and Margaret Calkins, PhD
Providers and clinicians often want to honor resident choice, but are afraid to do so. The key is finding the balance between providing quality care and keeping clients safe, and allowing choices that may involve risk but will enhance quality of life.