These Will NOT Happen in 2018

As 2018 begins, many long-term care facilities are looking to predictions for the upcoming year, however, what many facilities need to look at is what will not happen in 2018.  While there were some great things accomplished in the industry in 2017, and more promised in 2018, there are always a few positions that cause Read More

Sense-Sensitive Facilities

As more and more studies begin to surface around sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, and how skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities need to improve their programs, many facilities are doing just that – focusing on sense-sensitive facilities.  Addressing these specific needs of patients and residents will allow them to live a better quality Read More

Alzheimer’s Care Needed

Are you prepared for the increase in Alzheimer’s care that will be needed over the next decade?  It is estimated that approximately 4 million people will need SNF-level Alzheimer’s care in the coming years.  With more than 47 million people in the United States today showing some signs of cognitive impairment, it will be critical Read More

Resident Eviction Protocols for SNFs

Eviction of a resident can happen for many reasons at a skilled nursing facility, however, very few facilities understand the proper protocols, which can cause some undue legal action.  In recent months, resident eviction has become a more prominent issue, even making national headlines.  It is important that you are aware of the rules you Read More

Is Telemedicine Right for Your Facility?

In the last couple of years, telemedicine and telehealth have become a popular conversation in the senior care industry.  It is anticipated that in 2018, it will make a large jump, and more than 96% of all health systems will be using some sort of telehealth in their delivery of care.  Perhaps, you have considered Read More

The Future of Nurse Assistants in Long-Term Care

There has been lots of talk over the last few years about the severe shortage of caregivers for the long-term care industry, which is why it should come as no surprise when you hear that the shortage will reach 3.8 million by 2030.  You know that recruiting, training, and retaining quality staff is a challenge, Read More

Is Workplace Gossip Taking Over?

It is incredibly important to foster relationships within your workforce, however, when does simple conversations, become gossip?  Allowing your staff to converse, connect, and share in and out of the workplace is important to keeping a work life balance, but have you noticed lately that workplace gossip is taking over? Gossip has no place in Read More

Helping our clients anticipate the next area of focus

Advance care planning is nothing new in the long-term care industry.  In fact, it has gotten lots of attention for years, with multiple academic studies, researchers, and focus groups looking to find more effective ways to introduce and carry out this important planning process. This is why a team at Indiana University has taken it Read More

Company Culture Killers

Recent studies have indicated that company culture is one of the most important pieces of information job candidates are looking at today, including those in the healthcare industry.  If you have not taken the time to cultivate your culture, or worse yet, do not even know what it is, you must take the time to Read More

Second Interview Mistakes

You did it, got a second interview!  While you may feel excited about the second interview, most often candidates bomb the next interview, for a few simple reasons.  You must realize that just because you got the call, does not mean that you are guaranteed the job.  In fact, many hiring managers today are conducting Read More

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