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Reducing Medicare costs through integrated health/housing model

March 23, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Investing in a combined model of long-term care, primary care and support services right on the senior living campus has sliced Juniper Communities’ Medicare costs. Could your community do the same?

Decoding the mixed messages about psychiatric care in SNFs

March 22, 2017  |  Richard Thompson, MD
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What should SNFs do when CMS’s 5-star guidelines for antipsychotic medication use don’t agree with SOM guidelines?

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

March 22, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments.

Bill Thomas joins Holiday Retirement

March 21, 2017  |  Yahoo! Finance
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The Eden Alternative founder will serve as chief wellness officer

American Senior Communities adds data analytics, CRM

March 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The 94-site provider has streamlined referrals and authorizations through the hc1.com platform for customer relationship management and quality metrics.

A dysphagia cook-off

March 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Master’s students serve up dysphagia-friendly recipes in a cooking competition final. 

AMD expands telemedicine into LTC

March 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The global telemedicine systems provider has launched a new line of solutions specifically for skilled nursing and long-term care.

NIC reports lowest SNF occupancy rates ever

March 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The quarterly Skilled Nursing Data Report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care saw increases in Medicaid patients and decline in Medicare revenue.

Top 10 patient safety concerns for 2017: ECRI Institute

March 16, 2017  |  ECRI Institute
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Electronic Health Record information management tops the list of this year's key patient safety issues across all healthcare sectors, but assisted living and skilled nursing facilities are directly involved in three other items on the list.