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Netsmart CareThreads is a podcast that brings human services and post-acute leaders together for a dialogue about real-time and relevant topics that impact you, your team and those you serve. Learn about key healthcare trends and industry changes in addictions management,
behavioral health, home health, hospice, long-term care and other community care settings.

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Netsmart CareThreads is a podcast that brings human services and post-acute leaders together for a dialogue about real-time and relevant topics that impact you, your team and those you serve. Learn about key healthcare trends and industry changes in addictions management,
behavioral health, home health, hospice, long-term care and other community care settings.

    6. #Seniorliving Redefining the Expectations of Aging

    6. #Seniorliving Redefining the Expectations of Aging

    With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, the Baby Boomers are about to make their mark on the post acute industry. How will they shape what the future of our industry looks like?
     
    In this episode of NetSmart CareThreads, Doug Leidig, president and CEO of Asbury Communities, joined Jeremy Mercer, director of post acute community strategy for Netsmart. 
     
    Jeremy and Doug discussed:
     
    - Why it's important to redefine the expectations of aging
     
    - How technology will help redefine aging
     
    - Why we need to reshape the post acute industry
     
    - Managing change as the industry repositions itself for a new perspective on aging
     
    This discussion with Doug Leidig was taken from our show Netsmart Care Threads. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts.
     
    If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.

    • 36 min
    5. Keeping Suicide Prevention Top of Mind All Year Round

    5. Keeping Suicide Prevention Top of Mind All Year Round

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among today’s youth; therefore, we must continue to expand awareness and encourage individuals to take action. Awareness is the first step to prevention, and we all can play a role in supporting one another, preventing suicide and removing the stigma surrounding mental health.
     
    Lisa Desai, Psy.D., director of behavioral health consulting, and Lea Karnath, senior program manager, at MindWise Innovations join Netsmart Director Keith Boushee to discuss how their organization is taking action to respond to their community’s mental health needs.
     
    Discussions with Lisa and Lea included:
     
    - The national rise in suicide rates for both youth and adults

     
    - How COVID-19 may be impacting suicide rates

     
    - MindWise's evidence-based SOS (Signs of Suicide) program for students

     
    - How the SOS program is currently leveraging technology to virtually expand awareness amid the pandemic

     
    - Confronting stigma surrounding suicide

     
    - How everyone can play a role in suicide prevention
     
    This discussion with Lisa and Lea was taken from our show Netsmart CareThreads. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts.
     
    If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.

    • 26 min
    4. #hospice Caring for COVID-19 Patients

    4. #hospice Caring for COVID-19 Patients

    In COVID hotspots, hospitals and other health care providers quickly rose to the occasion this spring when faced with a rapid influx of new patients. Catholic Home Care & Good Shepherd Hospice on Long Island cared for more than 1,100 COVID-positive patients and 400 hospice patients who are COVID positive. They've also kept a rehospitalization rate to less than 1%. How did they do it?
     
    Kim Kranz, president at Catholic Home Care & Good Shepherd Hospice, joined this episode of NetSmart CareThreads to talk about what's involved in taking care of patients with COVID-19.
     
    What we discussed with Kim:
     
    - The challenges of scaling up services rapidly during a pandemic
     
    - Advice for home health organizations in new COVID hotspots
     
    - How to provide solutions during a time of shortage in primary medicine
     
    This discussion with Kim Kranz was taken from our show Netsmart Care Threads. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts here.
     
    If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.

    • 15 min
    3. #seniorliving How to Survive and Thrive During COVID-19

    3. #seniorliving How to Survive and Thrive During COVID-19

    2020 looked like a banner year for long-term care until COVID struck. Very soon, it became clear that our facilities not only would fail to escape the virus, but we would become ground zero for it. 
     
    Consequently, we're experiencing a drop in census, an increase in the cost per resident, more and more burnt out staff, and a major reputational hit to our industry. In light of all this, where do we go from here?
     
    Mark Parkinson, president & CEO at American Health Care Association, joined this episode of NetSmart to talk about COVID's impact on our current business operations.
     
    What we discussed with Mark:
     
    - How to prepare for the next two years
     
    - Upcoming regulatory changes that could affect long-term care
     
    - The potential impacts of the 2020 elections on the industry
     
    This discussion with Mark Parkinson was taken from our show Netsmart Care Threads. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts here.
     
    If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.

    • 15 min
    2: #hospice #palliative The Role of Hospice in Senior Living Communities

    2: #hospice #palliative The Role of Hospice in Senior Living Communities

    Isolation is tough on everyone. People are tired. Many of us feel like we're running an ultramarathon, and we have no idea where the end lies.
     
    During this time, people who receive a six-month prognosis know they won't outlive the pandemic. That realization has led many hospice professionals to redouble their efforts.
     
    We have vital work to do.
     
    In this episode of NetSmart, Jason Banks, vice president of post acute care for Netsmart talks with Balu Natarajan, M.D., chief medical officer with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.
     
    Jason and Balu discussed:
     
    - How COVID has impacted the way hospice and palliative care professionals work in senior living commuities
     
    - Ways we can improve hospice service during the pandemic
     
    - The future of hospice and palliative care in senior living communities
     
    - How the average person can help serve hospice staff during COVID
     
    This discussion with Dr. Balu Natarajan was taken from our show Netsmart Care Threads. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts here.
     
    If you don’t use Apple Podcasts, you can find every episode here.

    • 20 min
    1: #carecoordination Be the Change … or the Change Will Be Forced on You w/ Dr. Joe Parks

    1: #carecoordination Be the Change … or the Change Will Be Forced on You w/ Dr. Joe Parks

    The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has published a final version of the 21st Century Cures Act regarding interoperability in information blocking. It includes parameters of compliance for health information technology. The ONC is also looking for provider transparency to stimulate innovation in healthcare and thus establish and enable interoperability in a much bigger fashion. 
    The result? Unprecedented access to data.
    In this episode of NetSmart, AJ Peterson, vice president and general manager of NetSmart Technologies, talks with Dr. Joe Parks, medical director for The National Council for Behavioral Health and distinguished research professor of science at Missouri Institute of Mental Health with the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
    What AJ and Joe discussed:
    How providers will manage the higher volume of data to make it meaningful The risks of patients gaining greater access to data How access to data supports the acceleration of reimbursement models How the standard of practice will change as a result of interoperability initiatives and greater access to data

    • 32 min

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