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The Need for Compassion in Care

Reading Time: 2 minutesChanging Residents Have you seen any changes in the past few years in your residents and/or Post-Acute Care in general? There has been a big change in the type of resident we receive. When I first entered into the medical field, we saw elderly grandmothers and grandfathers that just couldn’t stay at home by themselves […]

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RCS-1

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhy is there the need for RCS-1? We’ve been expecting this for a while. There has always been significant overuse of therapy in the skilled nursing setting and CMS has identified that this is a huge problem that is pervasive across the country. There are facilities that are doing the right thing. But, there are […]

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What Does a Good Culture Look Like?

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat does a good culture look like? A good culture looks like something that goes beyond making a profit. Don’t get me wrong. Profit is necessary, but there has to be something attached to it. A good culture is a positive, people-centered environment for employees that includes the company mission, ethics, values, and goals. We […]

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How To Attract And Retain Good Nurses

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe healthcare industry has been a rapidly growing sector for job growth. With that, there is a definite shortage. We know that there aren’t enough students enrolling in nursing to meet the aging population’s demand while the job itself is highly demanding—both physically and mentally—and there are a large number of nurses over fifty years […]

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How to Adopt a Proactive Approach to Care

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe have talked a lot about the status quo. Part of that conversation is around the reactive nature of SNFs. Can you talk a little bit about the dangers of being reactive in a nursing leadership role? “Well, being proactive is clearly better than being reactive. There are a ton of changes going on, as […]

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Technology Complementing Care

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhy Marwood Nursing and Rehab Came Back to COMS in PointClickCare To read the full story, click here. We had COMS on our rehab unit for two years. We loved the alerts and changes in conditions we used in COMS, but we couldn’t justify asking our nurses to work in two systems. As a result, […]

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What is Person-Centered Care?

Reading Time: 4 minutesPerson-Centered Care There has been a lot of buzz about personalized care. Can you talk about the need for personalized care? “Great question. At the end of the day, as Health Care Professionals, we get caught up in the scope of practice between medicine, physicians, nursing, therapy, etc. Sometimes those discussions end up in the […]

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Overcoming Chaos in Your Nursing Home

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are talking about chaos this week. Unfortunately, there is chaos on every level in most skilled nursing organizations. Can you talk a little bit about the chaos in nursing homes today? 1. The primary issue we are dealing with now is changes in the regulation. They have caused infrastructure, policy and procedural changes in […]

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The LTC Story to watch for 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteAvoiding re-hospitalizations This article is right on. While it isn’t new news, re-hospitalizations will continue to be a hot topic. Avoiding (re)hospitalizations to be exact. The bottom line is that the United States healthcare costs continue to climb with no correlating improvement in quality. The most impactful ways to lower costs are: • Develop nursing […]

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Unparalleled Changes in Skilled Nursing Regulations

Reading Time: 2 minutes“For the past 30 years, regulations didn’t change in long-term care, but now we are in a whirlwind of change.” – Mike Carson, COO of Grace Healthcare Can you talk a little about current regulations? How have these changes in regulations impacted your organization? “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the entire […]

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