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54 Posts in Post Acute Care

Healthcare Workforce Crisis in America: Combating Employee Turnover

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Recently, the healthcare industry is experiencing a significant increase in demand of their services. It is projected that healthcare occupations will grow over the next decade by between 15.3 and 23.6 percent. While this is encouraging, this growth can also be alarming as the industry is simultaneously experiencing a workforce crisis due to a scarcity of qualified applicants. A large...

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The Power of Assessments: 4 Ways to Improve your Human Capital

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Human Capital Management (HCM) is an approach of Human Resources that recognizes employees as one of the most valuable assets for a company. Effective HCM finds what aspects of their employees’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics should be invested in and developed. The more that human capital is developed, the more successful and effective a healthcare organization can be.

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4 Steps to Hire and Retain Your Best Nurses

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If you are feeling the burden of healthcare workforce crisis happening in the United States, you are not alone. Not only is a large portion of our healthcare workforce nearing retirement age, but our general population is aging as well, prompting an increased need for geriatric care. This, coupled with the abysmal retention rates for most nurses or client-facing support professionals may make...

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SNF Beneficiary Notices Under Medicare Part A: Complying with F582

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The regulations surrounding issuance of beneficiary notices has resulted in some significant confusion in the SNF industry, not only with SNF staff, but with surveyors as well. Compounding the confusion is not only knowing which of the different types of forms to issue, but who and when to issue them, to be in compliance with current Federal regulations.

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You Have the Power to Improve the Quality and Cost of U.S. Healthcare!

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Ensuring that your institution or clinical setting provides primary palliative care is one of the most powerful ways you can improve the quality and cost of U.S. healthcare.  However, most health care professionals have not been trained to provide this type of care, and they cannot practice what they do not know. Since nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals, and the ones who...

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Understanding Palliative Care: Who Needs to be Trained?

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Answer: All health care institutions should ensure their nurses are educated in primary palliative care!

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Caring for Older Adults

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The way that our society views aging is quite remarkable. Most people long to maintain life but somehow try to avert the inevitable changes that come with the aging process. Some of the changes are anxiously anticipated, such as a first birthday or college graduation. Other changes are unwelcome, such as the appearance of the first few gray hairs or “age spots”. Being young has value in...

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5 Challenges When Entering into a CIA: A Quick Guide

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A Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) is issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to improve the quality of health care and to promote compliance with regulations. CIAs combat fraud committed by health care organizations and are issued when a health care organization acknowledges improper or fraudulent actions.

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Top Five Ways to Improve Your Advance Care Planning Conversation Skills

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You’ve probably noticed that advance care planning (ACP) conversations are gaining attention as an important intervention in healthcare. Why? Most importantly, good ACP conversations help people get the kind of care at the end of life that is consistent with their personal goals and wishes. In addition, studies show that advance care planning conversations improve multiple outcomes including...

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All Nurses Need to Practice Primary Palliative Nursing!

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Do you incorporate palliative care into your clinical practice? Can you help optimize the quality of life for those you care for?

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