Discover six key concepts for a person-centered care approach to COPD and how they can better serve the people you care for while strengthening your skillset.
If you work in the senior living arena of post-acute care, you may have recently been diving deep into CoreQ surveys to fit the mandate under the latest CMS rule proposal. After hearing the news of this proposed regulation’s suspension, some organizations may be feeling left high and dry.
Post-acute care organizations should always be looking for new opportunities to expand their services and increase revenue. Veterans are a prime example of an often underserved yet highly profitable market segment.
What exactly is Candida auris and how is it different from the traditional, rather mild fungal infections that healthcare professionals in the post-acute industry are used to treating? Stay alert and learn what you need to know about Candida auris.
Stereotypes and Social Determinants of Health: 5 Steps to Deal with Conscious and Unconscious Bias in Post-Acute Care
Just as every individual has their own social determinants of health, every person is capable of stereotyping and exhibiting those unconscious or conscious biases. It’s okay to admit that everyone has biases; the key is to recognize and resolve these biases before any damage occurs, like disparities in the quality of patient care that is provided.
Let’s face it: we all get tired, distracted, and a little noncompliant during the holidays. So what can you do as a post-acute healthcare professional to keep your patients safer as they celebrate the holiday season and potentially expose themselves to increased risks for emergent and/or inpatient treatment?
October is Health Literacy Month, when professionals in the healthcare industry are meant to focus on promoting the individual patient’s knowledge about their own health conditions.
Developing a professional means fostering positive career choices and ensuring that your employees feel that you are invested in their capabilities and want to see them grow. Are you setting them up for success?
Replacing the Clock Batteries: Person-Centered Care for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Related Disorders
While medical records can't tell the stories that patients with Alzheimer’s deserve, home care and hospice professionals can. This Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, you can better honor those lost in dementia symptoms by practicing person-centered care to make the transition more comfortable for everyone involved in the care process.
It is easy for all healthcare providers to be “givers” and share their compassion willingly as they care for patients and families. But what about the professional home care and hospice caregivers who create these amazing impacts on all of their patients and families. Are we checking on them?
Hospitals are experiencing huge resurgences of virus-related admissions, emergency departments are over capacity, and many facilities are again under heavy restrictions. Now is the time to ask yourself: Is my hospice agency ready to face the challenges of the season?
The holidays are upon us and while family and friends may be celebrating, at work, pandemic restrictions may still be causing varying levels of isolation.