Monthly Exercise: The Power of Art

Monthly Exercise: The Power of Art

  Art is defined as having various branches of creativity, through painting, music, literature, dance and crafts.  Just about everything can be viewed as art.  Certain activities are recognized as an art, even if it does not involve painting or creating something...
Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

Phase 3 of the implementation schedule for the Mega Rule go into effect in November of this year. Phase 2 and 3 require facilities to demonstrate staff competencies and skill sets based on resident population, as well as providing training to remediate identified...
Shoulder Injury Prevention

Shoulder Injury Prevention

The shoulder is a complex body part that consists of 3 bones, 3 joints, bursa, cartilage, numerous ligaments, tendons, and muscles. In the United States in 2015 there were over 100,000 workplace injuries involving the shoulder. Over 66% of those injuries were a...
Retirement: How Should I Age in Place?

Retirement: How Should I Age in Place?

A fact, prior to the industrialization of America, retirement was not normal.  Retirement is an artifact of the Great Depression, this was a result of government and industry urging older people to retire so younger more abled-bodied individuals could work.1 As the...
The Valuable Patient Experience

The Valuable Patient Experience

I recently listened to a podcast discussing the importance of the patient experience.  It was an enlightening discussion about collaboration across the healthcare continuum focusing on how to improve the health of our citizens. The United States healthcare delivery...