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August 22nd, 2013 | 6
Due to scrutiny of hospitals’ readmissions rates, and new penalties being issued in order to encourage hospitals to improve their readmissions rates, many hospitals and other organizations are attempting to create new ways to improve readmission. This has begun by analyzing discharge policies and seeking creative means of improving them.
Developed by researchers at Boston University Medical Center, RED, the Re-Engineered Discharge Toolkit is aimed to help hospitals implement a plan to reduce readmissions. There are 12 components to the toolkit.Continue Reading
August 19th, 2013 | 1
Social work is a profession that requires a high level of dedication and time commitment in order to be successful and to climb the career ladder. There are many means of achieving promotions and building a strong, stable career. Through motivation and hard work, a social worker can improve her own position while also building the skills necessary to best serve individuals, families and communities.
Some ways to climb the career ladder include:Continue Reading
January 10th, 2013 | 0
Working with behavioral problems among elderly patients can be exhausting. Inexperienced caregivers sometimes respond poorly to such behavior, which can, in some cases, lead to verbal or even physical abuse. Placement of these individuals is another matter all together – because they are so difficult to deal with, it is extremely difficult for discharge planners and social workers to find facilities that are able and willing to provide them the special care that they need. Here are some practical tips we’ve found make the process of working with seniors with behavioral problems a bit easier.Continue Reading
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