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Detecting & Preventing Burnout in Long-Term Care

Detecting & Preventing Burnout in Long-Term CarePubMed Health defines burnout as “a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. The symptoms of burnout are similar to those of clinical depression.” American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger originally coined the term in an effort to describe a set of symptoms, which include stress-related medical […]

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Praise of CNAs and More Staffing

A Post in Praise of CNAs and More Staffing

​A Post in Praise of CNAs and More StaffingAt the frontline of nursing home care, you will find trained and dedicated professionals ranging from nurse and doctors to recreation coordinators and dining assistants. It can be argued, however, that none of these are as underappreciated as the certified nursing assistant, or CNA. No one handles […]

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2 Nursing Homes Can No Longer Hide Behind Arbitration

Nursing Homes Can No Longer Hide Behind Arbitration

​Nursing Homes Can No Longer Hide Behind Arbitration…or Can They?The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency under Health and Human Services that administers the federal side of Medicare and Medicaid regulation, has long struggled with the question of whether nursing homes and other long-term care facilities can require that disputes be submitted […]

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