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PA providers partner for aging in place

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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 Friends Life Care and SpiriTrust Lutheran will launch a new program to support seniors as they continue to live at home.  

MatrixCare moves care coordination services to Microsoft Azure

January 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The long-term care technology provider will adopt Microsoft’s Azure platform to launch its new care coordination software and other business intelligence services.

Medication Management Partners gets a new CEO

January 12, 2017  |  newswire
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The Illinois-based long-term care pharmacy brings in a 36-year veteran as its new CEO.

Playing piano with Parkinson’s

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A man with Parkinson’s disease has started playing piano at the hospital to the delight of patients and surprise of doctors. 

Capital One survey: M&A, new services to drive 2017

January 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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New industry segments and acquisitions are expected to drive the primary growth this year, according to a new Capital One Healthcare survey of healthcare executives.

Industry Insights

Delirium causes confusion for patients, caregivers

January 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Delirium in long-term care settings is subtle, deadly and more prevalent than caregivers think, according to new findings. 

Training to spot frailty risk

January 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers trained and observed the ability of a nurse to identify and assess frailty in seniors at geriatric day hospitals. 

EarlySense, AmericanWell partner for sensor-based telehealth

January 10, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The two companies are joining forces to provide better data for clinicians performing remote consults.

CMS releases home health agency rules

January 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Home health agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid funds must now comply with a new set of rules designed to close the gaps in care documentation.

Activity programming: An administrator’s view

January 6, 2017  |  Sean Mockbee, BS, NHA
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How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.

Blogs

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.

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

Cooking up nostalgia

January 4, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Grandma’s cooking brings back fond memories for Senior Editor Nicole Stempak who considers the power—and importance—of food traditions. 

Medicaid Qualified Income Trust a trying process

January 3, 2017     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears details her lengthy—and frustrating—journey of setting up a Qualified Income Trust (QIT/Miller trust) to meet Ohio’s changing Medicaid eligibility requirements.