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Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
Workforce shortages in post-acute and long-term care have been like a snowball rolling down a hill. They started before anyone had heard of COVID-19, but they were exacerbated during the pandemic, picking up speed and getting bigger and bigger...
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
Asking staff for their opinions of their work and workplace, says skilled nursing facility administrator Gail Cushing, is “always nerve-wracking because you’re afraid of what you’re going to hear.”
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
A few weeks ago, I was conducting staff training on the assessment and care of individuals living with dementia at a local post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facility that I collaborated with intermittently over the past several years. One of the...
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
Dear Dr. Steve: During the COVID pandemic, my facility lost many staff and is still straining to find enough qualified and willing individuals to provide direct care. Also, it seems that capable and willing medical practitioners (physicians, nurse...
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
President Biden has released his fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Key highlights relevant to post-acute and long-term care include:
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, talks about how and why family members should be involved in their loved one’s care planning.
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
Actions Taken to Retain Staff: What Three Facilities Are Doing
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2022–2023 Board of Directors.
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
We are all aware of the staffing crisis that post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) communities are experiencing across the nation. It is discussed in webinars, during meetings, in articles, and in casual conversations among exhausted clinicians,...
Caring for the Ages
May 1, 2022
We all know the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. Each of the pigs built a home with the same goal: keeping all who lived within safe from the big bad wolf. One home was made of straw, one of wood, and one of brick. We also know...