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Bye-bye, CMMI?

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

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the dawn of big changes at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). What will happen to all the bundled payment projects?

Transport troubles

September 18, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive. 

A pressing situation

September 11, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation.

A live feed of nursing home life

September 5, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Social media is a popular method of communication, but what happens when staff and residents use it to share about long term care? Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her observations and opinions. 

The tastes of home

August 30, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Comfort foods bring joyful memories and joy to our stomachs. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears longs for sandwiches on toast, a simple luxury that is difficult at best for her to get in long-term care.

Cleaning house

August 21, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Accumulating stuff is easy to do no matter the space, but decluttering is trickier for blogger Kathleen Mears as she needs help to sort through things. She thinks other residents could benefit from a good cleaning, too. 

When domestic violence comes to work

August 21, 2017     Steve Wilder

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

August 18, 2017     Steve Wilder

Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

Learning to cope

August 14, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how she has adjusted her expectations and outlook as an incomplete quadriplegic. 

Clear skin is in

August 7, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face. 

A step forward

July 31, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Putting your best foot forward can be a challenge with stiff foot and leg muscles, blogger Kathleen Mears explains.

A winning combination

July 24, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Over-the-counter pain relievers help resident blogger Kathleen Mears manager her pain.

How to get hospital referral sources to open up

July 18, 2017     Luke Fannon

Hospitals don’t always make it easy for post-acute care providers to talk with their case managers. Creative marketing techniques can open the doors.

Secret hiding place

July 17, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space. 

Altered space

July 10, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes. 

Social media's double-edged sword

July 6, 2017     Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN

Social media is ubiquitous, valuable and fun. It can also get long-term care providers into a lot of legal trouble.

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

An awakening

June 26, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Lessons from Mary

June 19, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Mary L. Radnofsky, PhD, is helping caregivers reassess how they think about dementia and how they interact with residents who have cognitive decline. And as a person with a neurodegenerative disease, she should know.

Back on my feet

June 19, 2017     Kathleen Mears

After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

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