Articles and Notes from Avi Rothner

aka William Rothner

Long-term Care Vs. Assisted Living: The Differences Explained

When it comes to long-term care (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities, it can be difficult to differentiate the two based on name alone. Both provide medical care and housing, but the similarities often stop there. In this article, we’ll look at the specific differences between both senior care options. But first, here’s a quick overview of long-term care and assisted living. Long-term Care Facilities (Nursing Homes) Long-term care facilities (LTC) provide medical aid and assistance for elderly adults that are unable to live independently and look after themselves. They’re designed to support senior adults with a prolonged physical or ...
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How to Improve the Quality of Long-term Care Facilities

Improving the quality of long-term care (LTC) facilities is an ongoing effort. There has been much debate between policymakers and the public in recent years, but the simple fact is that poor performance among facilities ultimately impacts the health and well-being of those receiving care. Many different elements can impact the quality of care. From policies and procedures to staff training and updated facilities, it can be challenging to find the right balance to keep costs down and quality high. However, the ultimate goal should always be to prioritize your residents’ satisfaction. At the end the day, the happiness of ...
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Qualities of a Great Short-term Rehabilitation Facility

Specific injuries, surgeries, and illnesses come with an additional step on the path to recovery—a stint at a short-term rehabilitation facility. Rehabilitation is necessary for a full and strong recovery, and an excellent facility will contain specific qualities to help improve the lives and well-being of its patients. If you’re currently looking for a short-term rehabilitation facility, make sure you do your research. We’ve included a few tips below that you should consider. A center that boasts each one on this list will likely be an excellent rehabilitation establishment. Comprehensive Therapy Rehabilitation and recovery are not a “one size fits ...
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Raising the bar, keep the goalposts moving

I’ve always loved the high jump as a metaphor for business. As soon as you clear the bar, the bar is raised for your next attempt. Goals of X acquisitions, or Y revenue growth are relevant, but I feel the primary drivers are questions that endure and have no answers, or remain just beyond my reach. How far can I push myself? Where can I take this? The goalposts keep moving. Deals are full of obstacles and challenges. But how bad do you want it? Going to a dozen banks and getting rejected for financing? Check. Getting sued in pursuit ...
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Long term care leadership team

How to Attract the Best Long-Term Care Administrators

As a successful owner of a Long Term Care consulting company, William "Avi" Rothner shares his views on what it takes to attract the best administrators. Long-term care (LTC) administrators are highly qualified individuals, responsible for the day-to-day operation of a long-term care facility. Their role is multifaceted, involving a range of key tasks from overseeing staff and infection control, to managing finances and negotiating contracts with suppliers and physicians. Quality care cannot be achieved without an exceptional management team to lead the way, and LTC administrators provide the foundations for success. Therefore, attracting and retaining the best administrators should ...
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