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Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017     Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Minding your online reputation

April 19, 2017     Judah Gutwein, LNHA

Online information about healthcare providers can be a double-edged sword. While positive feedback from customers can give business a boost, negative comnments can really burn.

The demand for high-value senior care

April 18, 2017     Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT

Despite political transitions, long-term care providers will insist on high-value, cost-efficient care. Here's how your nursing staff can lead the way in care quality.

FDA allows consumers to test for genetic risk

April 13, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 23andMe to market personal genetic tests for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac disease, among others for less than the cost of a new smartphone.

2017 Leaders of Tomorrow: Complete coverage

April 11, 2017     The I Advance Senior Care Editors

Did you miss some of our week-long 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? Here's the complete coverage all in one place. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and perhaps find a few take-homes to apply at yours.

 

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Ana Cabrera, RN, MSc

April 10, 2017     Beth Thomas Hertz

Terminal illness and grief are multicultural experiences, and this Texas nurse has brought a deeper understanding to ethno-cultural considerations in hospice care.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kelly Papa

April 6, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Kelly Papa took her idea for a dementia network and built it into a summit and an all-year dialogue that stretches across the state of Connecticut.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

April 5, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility in under three years.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kayla Bruce, LPN

April 4, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A hospice nurse at Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care (LHC) of Hammond is leading her peers in the culture change of end-of-life care through patient empowerment and behavioral understanding.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Jason Postl, CEO

April 2, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Jason Postl, CEO of North Mountain Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Phoenix, shows what specialty services can do for long-term care when administrators are willing to take on the responsibility for a different level of training and staffing.

Home care before hospice

March 30, 2017     Kaiser Health News

Home based palliative care, or pre-hospice, programs aim to improve quality of life by bringing healthcare workers into the home and better care coordination—all while cutting costs for seniors and Medicare. And research shows it’s working. 

One-on-one with...Andrew Sandler, PhD

March 27, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Memory care facility Abe's Garden is reinvisioning what it means to deliver memory care. I Advance Senior Care's Senior Editor Nicole Stempak spoke with CEO Andrew Sandler to hear his vantage point.

The therapy coding overhaul

March 24, 2017     Caralyn Davis

CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next.

Decoding the mixed messages about psychiatric care in SNFs

March 22, 2017     Richard Thompson, MD

What should SNFs do when CMS’s 5-star guidelines for antipsychotic medication use don’t agree with SOM guidelines?

Listening with compassion

March 15, 2017     Shelley Evans, MT-BC, AC/Educator-BC, CADDCT, CDP, ACC

A professional caregiver reflects on the very personal side of family communication.

Helping older adults plan for life's 4th quarter

March 12, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

While older adults are familiar with financial planning for retirement and death, a new website can help them plan for the “late game” in between, when costly illnesses and falls tend to occur.

The bright side of the staffing crisis

March 8, 2017     Denise Boudreau-Scott

The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training. 

Pharmacogenomics: Advancing medication management in long-term care

February 28, 2017     Don Rule

By Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software

Older adults are at increased risk of adverse drug events, but would medication treatments that are tailored to each person’s genetic makeup help reduce dangerous side-effects and interactions in long-term care?

Age-friendly dining

February 22, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate?

The POLST conversation

February 20, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Respecting end-of-life wishes is the ultimate goal in a person-centered care environment. So, how can caregivers help residents have "the conversation" and understand their choices?

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