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How to Prepare for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

PDPM is a big buzz right now. What is the 30,000 foot view of what operators can expect? PDPM is the most significant change in payment in skilled nursing since PPS was initiated, which was 1998. PDPM is a shift from utilization payment to value-based and patient-specific, diagnostic view. Most of the industry is welcoming […]

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The Importance of Strong Leadership

The Importance of Strong Leadership in Healthcare The word “leadership” means different things to different people; a good leader in one industry might not necessarily be successful in a different field. In the fast-paced, ever-changing world that is healthcare, strong leadership is critically important, but it’s also sometimes misunderstood. What makes a strong leader? Effective […]

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State Average Infographic

CMS Care Snapshot See how your state ranks with hospital readmissions, total nurse staffing hours per resident and more. Visit Nursing Home Compare for the full list of all state averages, here. Successful discharges to community CMS Care Snapshot Visit Nursing Home Compare for the full list of all state averages, here.

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Technology in Skilled Nursing Homes

Technology Today What is the role or importance of technology in healthcare? Focusing in on the post-acute market, we are in a place where nurses are getting more and more scarce. If you look in these healthcare buildings, the busiest person in the place is the floor nurse. I always think back to my time […]

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Keeping Residents Happy

How to Keep Residents Happy What steps has your organization taken to make sure they keep residents happy? How can you keep residents happy overall? 1. Get to know your residents – We make sure we get to know each resident that comes into one of our facilities. We make sure we know their likes […]

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Person-Centered Care in Residents with Dementia

Q. Can you talk a little bit about your experience, specifically with dementia patients? I’ve worked in long-term care for 35 years. I began my career as nurse aid and then attended college to become a social worker. Next, I became an Administrator. From there I became a Regional Vice President, where I oversaw multiple […]

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The Need for Compassion in Care

Changing 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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What Does a Good Culture Look Like?

What 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

The 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

We 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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