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Skilled Nursing Homes for Seniors – 3 Tips to Find the Best One Christina Morales

February 19th, 2015 | 0

Skilled Nursing Homes for SeniorsMost people don’t think about skilled nursing homes until they need one in the very near future. Either you are looking for yourself or a loved one and you have to find the best one within a limited time frame that meets a few necessary requirements. Here are three tips to help you on your journey to finding the best one:

1) Track Record – Skilled nursing care facilities are more commonly referred to as nursing homes and must be licensed, inspected, and regulated by a state’s Department of Health Services. Each state regulates and records violations and it is easy to find any nursing home in your area and their history by typing in your search engine “nursing home violations” plus the name of the state in which you live. Usually one of the first five websites listed will be a link to the state’s directory of nursing homes. Either call the phone number on the website or enter your city to pull up the names of nursing homes located there. Click on the name of the home you are interested in and their report will load onto your screen.

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Improving The Patient Experience in the Hospital Dan Trigub

October 9th, 2014 | 0

Improving The Patient Experience in the HospitalIn May of 2014 a patient by the name of Mr. Hill was introduced to OpenPlacement during his pre-operative visit.  With the help of OpenPlacement and a world class Hospital Case Management team, Mr. Hill was able to learn about care after hospitalization, inform himself about post-acute providers and eventually transition successfully from hospital bed to a top notch care facility.  We recently sat down with Mr. Hill to discuss his experience.

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Need a Senior Living Home? 5 Tips to Find the Best One Christina Morales

September 9th, 2014 | 0

Need a Senior Living Home

If you need a senior living home, shopping around for one is a lot like searching for a single family home: you need to determine your budget, location, and create a wish list of things you’d like to have in your new residence.

However, it is also a lot more complicated than a regular move. You need to consider the level of medical care provided, social activities that are readily available, and the other residents that will be sharing the facilities with you.

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5 of the Biggest Discharge Dilemmas: Barriers to Effective Case Planning Christy Rakoczy

July 11th, 2013 | 3

BarriersDischarge2Deciding on the proper time to discharge a patient can be a difficult decision and is impacted by a variety of factors. Poor decisions about discharging a patient can result in risk to the patient’s health and later readmission for a recurrence or development of a secondary condition. Defining the obstacles to effective discharge practices can help providers to improve processes resulting in better patient care and fewer incidences of patient readmissions.

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Top Eight Characteristics of A Successful Social Worker Christy Rakoczy

May 13th, 2013 | 9

HelpingHand Social work is a fulfilling, yet demanding, profession. In order to be successful as a social worker, there are traits that are necessary to possess and build.

Characteristic 1: Highly knowledgeable and well-trained
In order to be a successful social worker, one must possess the knowledge and the skills to effectively do the job. In order to acquire content knowledge, a degree from an institution of higher education is necessary. Most social work positions require at least a Bachelor’s degree, but a Masters degree, Ph.D, or other certification work is highly helpful to prepare for this career.

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What to Know When Touring a Nursing Facility (INFOGRAPHIC) Ninette Tan

March 24th, 2013 | 0

Infogrphic.Preview_NursingTransitionWith Alzheimer’s services being the single most expensive post-acute care service in the U.S., families and care coordinators must take into consideration all domains of care unique to the elder resident with dementia or similar form of memory impairment. The responsibility of the nursing facilities recommended to families during the transition of continuing care is to have the most up-to-date knowledge of skill and practice a person-centered care approach similar to patient-centered care in the hospital.

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Hospital Admins Must Answer 5 Key Questions To Shape A Successful Post-Acute Care Strategy M.L. Sutton

October 13th, 2012 | 0


HospitalAdminsThis post originally appeared here:
http://medcitynews.com/2012/10/hospital-admins-must-answer-5-key-questions-to-shape-a-successful-post-acute-care-strategy/  and was published by MedCity News.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has fundamentally changed the healthcare marketplace and permanently altered the role of post-acute programs in the strategic response of health systems.

This is a challenge for many hospital systems as they have under invested in management talent and the infrastructure of their post-acute capabilities. As payment models evolve and providers become more accountable for patient’s costs, care will be driven to the lowest cost settings. A hospital’s post-acute capabilities could be an engine that drives profitability or the burden that causes missed opportunity.

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