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Rehab for Injured Workers: Cost Considerations

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Aug 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When workers are injured on the job, achieving maximum medical improvement – restoring their personal best level of health, function and productivity – is, of course, top priority. However, as important as that goal is, the reality is that consideration must also be given to the cost-effectiveness of any treatment plan devised to accomplish it, since resources are never, even in the best of circumstances, unlimited. So does investing in rehab for injured workers typically prove to be a cost-effective treatment option?

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Topics: rehab for injured workers

Who Needs Long Term Care?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Aug 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Long term care is a range of services designed to meet the needs of people who are, either temporarily or permanently, unable to care for themselves on their own. These services are designed to help these individuals live as safely and independently as possible and may be provided over a few weeks or months as people recover and rehabilitate from serious medical events, or on an ongoing basis for those who suffer from chronic and/or degenerative health conditions. So who needs long term care? Here are some issues that can indicate the need for this type of care:

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Topics: Long Term Care

Long Term Care Facilities: Does Size Matter?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Aug 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you're in the process of choosing a long term care facility to meet your care needs or those of a loved one, there are lots of factors to consider as you evaluate and compare facilities in your area. Many people who are in the midst of this process wonder whether or not the size of a facility is one of those factors. What differences can they expect to find between large long term care facilities and smaller ones? How can those differences affect quality of care and/or quality of life?

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Topics: Long Term Care

Choosing a Long Term Care Facility: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jul 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Choosing a long term care facility, whether for yourself or a loved one, is a very big, important and complex decision. Choosing well is a process, one that will require quite an investment of time and effort. You will, of course, need to focus a great deal of that time and effort on researching the reputation of each facility you're considering in terms of quality of care, environment and cost, among other factors. However, once that is done and it's time to visit and interview each facility that makes it through the vetting process to your short list, there are 3 important questions to ask yourself as you make those visits.

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Topics: Long Term Care

Skilled Nursing: Evaluating Discharge Procedures

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jul 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are planning a short-term stay in a skilled nursing facility to recover and rehabilitate after a surgery or medical issue, you have probably invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing a facility that can meet your needs during your stay. However, chances are that you, like most healthcare consumers, haven't evaluated your chosen facility's discharge procedures – what you can expect from them as your stay comes to an end.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing

Long Term Care: Comparing Costs

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jul 12, 2017 8:30:00 AM

While quality of care and quality of life are certainly the primary considerations in choosing a long term care facility for yourself or a loved one, there is no getting away from the fact that costs must also factor into that choice. Comparing costs from one facility to another can be a confusing process since services provided and financial arrangements concerning those services vary widely. So how can the average person make reasonably accurate cost comparisons? Here are basic steps to take to get a true picture of the costs associated with each facility you're considering for your care needs.

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Topics: Long Term Care

Choosing a Skilled Nursing Facility: Visiting With a Critical Eye

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jul 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Checking carefully into any skilled nursing facility you're considering for your care or that of a loved one is very important to ensuring that you choose one that will provide quality care and services. Much of that checking involves looking into Medicare ratings, health and safety reports and other factors that can be researched online or over the phone. However, as important as that sort of research is, visiting facilities in person with a critical eye is a method that simply cannot be beat for sizing up their quality of care.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing

7 Critical Components of Effective Skilled Nursing

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jun 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you're in need of skilled nursing care, you'll certainly want to choose a facility for that care that is equipped to be effective in meeting your health and wellness needs. So what do you need to know to make sure that is so? Here are 7 critical components of effective skilled nursing care that you should expect to be present in any facility you choose to entrust with your care.


  • Highly-qualified, experienced, dedicated and professional staff – Nursing facilities that invest in exceptional staff, building highly-qualified, experienced and dedicated multidisciplinary care teams to provide comprehensive care to patients, are well-equipped to deliver effective skilled nursing care.
  • Solid staffing practices – The provision of effective care depends heavily on having adequate staffing levels at all times, ensuring that care professionals have ample time to attend to the individual needs of each patient in their charge thoroughly and efficiently.
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Topics: Long Term Care

Skilled Nursing Facilities: Why Experience Matters

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jun 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many important factors that informed healthcare consumers investigate as they choose a skilled nursing facility for themselves or a loved one. The standard list includes the overall quality of care, the comfort and atmosphere of the facility, inspection and survey reports, licensure details and staffing details – such as staff numbers, credentials and turnover rates. However, there is another very important factor that is often overlooked: Experience. Here we'll get into what that means in this context and why it matters in terms of choosing top-quality skilled nursing care.

What experience means in the context of skilled nursing facility is that the facility has been in business for a long while and has earned a good reputation in its community. It management and staff, over years of operation, have become familiar with local medical facilities and providers, along with pharmacies, medical supply establishments, senior centers and many other resources, developing solid working relationships throughout the community that allow them to make the most of these resources for their patients. They also have years of experience navigating Medicare, Medicaid and various insurance policies/contracts to make the most of coverage for patients. Finally, staff are seasoned professionals who are not only technically proficient in the tasks they manage every day, but have that practical know-how that comes with years of hands-on patient care experience.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing

Our Patient's Friend Wanted to Say 'Thank You'

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jun 20, 2017 2:56:58 PM

Our employees care deeply about the physical and emotional well-being of the people they serve, whether they see them from behind desks in the social services office or heal them through contact in physical therapy.

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