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Seniors rally for Women’s March

January 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday. 

Judge says no to Aetna/Humana merger

January 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The risks to pricing and competition among Medicare plans were key factors in the denial, the court says.

CMS applauds readmission reduction

January 20, 2017  |  Robert Gatty
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has seen a substantial decline in hospitalization admissions among Medicare beneficiaries in long-term care. 

A home for everyone

January 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A first-of-its-kind apartment complex in Cleveland aims to meet the needs of low-income seniors as well as the LGBT community.

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
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Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

FDA nixes 14-day drug pre-packaging rule

January 19, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new FDA rules acknowledge the unique role and dispensing needs of LTC pharmacies, including emergency kits and remote dispensing.

Brookdale community writes happy tale

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog.

Tech industry creates a new healthcare reality

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new startup is trying to move the healthcare experience forward beginning by re-examining primary care. 

Top 10 dementia care rules for nursing homes

January 18, 2017  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, DNS-CT, RAC-MT
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How well does your facility comply with the State Operations Manual's new rules concerning dementia care?

CarePatrol top senior placement franchise in nation

January 18, 2017  |  newswire
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CarePatrol Franchise System has been natmed the No. 1 senior placement franchise in the nation for the seventh consecutive year. CarePatrol helps families find assisted living, independent living, memory care and nursing homes. 

Blogs

Trying again

January 23, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

Administrators: How well do you engage with Admissions, Sales and Marketing?

January 13, 2017     Luke Fannon

Marketing consultant Luke Fannon explains why administrator engagement can make all the difference in increasing census and fostering a more productive sales and marketing team.