The following blog posts were five of the most popular on the Kindred Continuum this year. Be sure to follow the Kindred Continuum by providing your email address to receive alerts when new posts publish and share with your friends and colleagues who may be interested in our content. Thank you for a great year!

Medical Homes On the Rise

Even before the passage of the Affordable Care Act – otherwise known as healthcare reform – the concept of medical homes was the subject of prolonged debate as a theoretical model of care. But what, exactly, is a medical home? Read full post.

What Makes a Great Activity Director?

KC: What made you choose to become an Activity Director?
LC: It goes back to my childhood. My dad was the dietary manager for this facility for 29 years. My mom was a nurse at another nursing home. I was a volunteer here when I was in high school. I was on the swim team, so after school I would come here and volunteer until swim practice started. Read full post.

Alzheimer's and Dementia: Tips for Family Members and Caregivers During the Holidays

The holidays are usually a time filled with laughter and joy however for those with family members living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, stress and frustration can become an issue. Below are four tips to help prepare for gatherings and get through the holiday season a little more easily. Read full post.

Quality and Service Measures Across the Continuum

During the introduction for Sean Muldoon, MD the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kindred Healthcare’s Hospital Division, the audience got a hint of the difficulty involved when it was noted that Muldoon was given the choice of solving world hunger or getting three key metrics measured the same way in all Kindred facilities. Solving world hunger, it was noted, would be the easier task. Read full post.

Kindred Occupational Therapist Shares What Inspires Her

Occupational therapist Shana Mohr chose OT because she feels it has the ability to touch so many aspects of a patient’s therapy and recovery. Read full post.