Posts about Post-Acute Care
Assisted Living Residents With Dementia Respond Best to Person-Centered Care
To give good care to assisted living residents with dementia, you must use care that focuses on the specific needs of residents and their abilities — person-centered care.
SNF Therapy With COVID-19: A Guide to Providing Senior Services in Unusual Times
With therapists caring directly for elders facing often contradictory information during the COVID-19 crisis, how do we continue to provide the services needed by those in care?
Interested in Becoming an Assisted Living Administrator or Owner-Operator?
With 35 million people age 65 and over in the United States, and with many preferring to remain near friends and family and in their communities, opportunities to expand senior living options and create successful assisted living communities continue to grow.
Snapshots of COVID-19 in the Field: Relias Experts Share Firsthand Experiences
Our hands-on experts working in the healthcare field, share their firsthand insights into how they are working to deter the coronavirus disease outbreak.
Therapists Provide Essential Services in Nursing Facilities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Infection control measures are at the heart of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Therapists providing care to elderly residents must do their part to be diligent in following infection prevention protocols.
Post-Acute Care Staff Training Helps Protect Your Assets
A healthcare organization’s biggest asset is its employees. Recognizing the value of staff and fostering a work environment that attracts employees and keeps them coming back is key to achieving sustainable growth and success.
Pandemic Results in Early Implementation of COVID-19 ICD-10-CM Code
The CDC has issued an off-cycle update to the ICD-10-CM code set to include a new diagnosis code of U07.1, COVID-19, for coronavirus disease 2019.
Crucial Charge: Attending to Infection Prevention in Home Care
As the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 multiplies, demand is increasing for home-based care of people affected. Diligent attention to infection prevention and control protocols is vital for those providing home care for patients with COVID-19.
Planning in the Calm Before the Storm: Staffing in a Pandemic Crisis
The evolving public healthcare crisis surrounding the spread of COVID-19 raises many questions about the capacity of healthcare organizations to maintain staffing levels to provide appropriate care. We look at the steps you can take to help plan ahead.
Before Founding AARP: How a Retiree in a Chicken Coop Inspired Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus
As part of Woman's History Month we look at a pioneer of assisted living. Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus was the founder of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and created a new housing model for seniors with the opening of the Grey Gables Inn.
Better Benefits Can Boost Retention for Those Providing Care in the Home
As turnover is an ongoing challenge in home health and home care, agency leaders need to continue seeking creative ways to reward and retain the best members of their teams,.
Optimizing Home Health Outcomes With Better Care Transitions
The movement of patients from one setting or practitioner to another carries high potential for serious complications. We look at how better care transitions can help reduce readmissions and the associated impacts on both the patient and the healthcare organization.
Empower Patients With PT and OT and Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions
When most patients leave the hospital, they expect to move forward with their healing, not face a rebound hospital visit right away. PTs and OTs play a crucial role in reducing readmissions.