Staff Training and Competency: A Growing Challenge

Staff Training and Competency: A Growing Challenge Dr. Andy Kramer December 2018 Among the most difficult challenges facing skilled nursing centers today is ensuring that staff are adequately trained to care for their increasingly frail and medically complex...

Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon

Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon Dr. Andy Kramer October 2018 By the time this column is published, there will be a little over a year before phase 3 of the Final Rule becomes effective. That day is fast approaching. While studying those...

Providing End-of-life Care Increasingly Important in Long Term Care

Providing End-of-life Care Increasingly Important in Long Term Care Dr. Andy Kramer August 2018 Communication with elders and family members about end-of-life care is becoming more accepted and encouraged. As staff care for older and frailer residents in skilled...

Where should a nursing center focus its QAPI programs?

Where should a nursing center focus its QAPI programs? Dr. Andy Kramer February 1, 2018 If there was ever a time when skilled nursing centers should pay attention to what is taking place in their local markets and where they can provide the most value, it is now. This...