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2016 OPTIMA Award: The complete coverage

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award has spent three years developing a program to train caregivers how to interact with veterans—and how to document their positive and negative behavioral interventions to increase everyone’s ability to provide better person-centered care. Read More »

2016 OPTIMA Award: An honored memory

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award has spent three years developing a program to train caregivers how to interact with veterans—and how to document their positive and negative behavioral interventions to increase everyone’s ability to provide better person-centered care.   Read More »

And the 2016 OPTIMA Award winner is…

The judges give the 2016 OPTIMA Award to the Texas State Veterans Homes for its groundbreaking program examining the relationship of military post-traumatic stress to behaviors and dementia and its training program for caregivers. The program is in place at the organization's eight sites across the state.    Read More »

2016 OPTIMA Award competition is open

Is your community's new program or initiative OPTIMA Award-worthy? Learn how you can submit your innovative, resident-centered programs for Long-Term Living's national honor. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time. Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Awards competition is now open

It's OPTIMA Award time! Submit your best practice programs in the national award celebrating excellence in resident-centered care. We've added a memory care category this year!  Read More »

OPTIMA Awards Past Winners

We’ve collected the coverage of previous winners below. Projects have included dining programs, memory care initiatives, resident e... Read More »

The best of 2016

CMS mandates, dementia care strategies, cross-team collaboration and ageism culture change—We checked our web visits and social media stats to see which in-depth articles were the most popular among our readers in 2016. Did you miss any of these? Read More »

Tick, tock… OPTIMA Award entries due Monday

The deadline to enter the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award competition is Mon. May 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. So tidy up those awesome program entries, make sure you’ve followed the instructions, and get your submission in today! Read More »

Joshua Freitas named NCCDP’s 2016 educator of the year

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has named a former OPTIMA award winner the educator of the year for educating—and inspiring—frontline staff on dementia care. Read More »

The OPTIMA Award

  **The 2017 OPTIMA Award competition is now open** Let the competition begin! To begin the 2017 OPTIMA Award application process, c... Read More »

ORIX USA acquires Lancaster Pollard

International financial serivces group ORIX has created a Commercial Mortgage Servicing devision following acquistions of RED Capital Group, Boston Financial Investment Management and most recently Lancaster Pollard.  Read More »

Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate? Read More »

PharmScript expands leadership team to prepare for growth

PharmScript, pharmacy provider for long-term and post-acute care facilities, is positioning itself for growth by adding to leadership team with healthcare industry veterans.  Read More »

Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

Ready to learn about the latest and best practices in memory care? All-new programming for the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum includes OPTIMA Award-winning innovators in veteran dementia care and a neuroscientist working to validate MP3 player music therapy. Read More »

Saluting service

Special activities for veteran residents can help them combat isolation and cope with memories of the war experience, especially those with post-traumatic stress.  Read More »

Behavioral intervention for veterans: Words that work

Managing behaviors in residents with dementia can be a challenge for caregivers. Veteran residents have special needs and behaviors that can stem from wartime flashbacks, post-traumatic stress and other circumstances. The 2016 OPTIMA Award winner, the Texas Land Board State Veterans Homes, offers suggestions on successful verbal interventions for veteran residents.  Read More »

The lost generations

Honoring those who have served soon will take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system and nursing homes become a battleground for post-traumatic stress and dementia. Read More »

Long-Term Living wins 3 ASHPE awards

Long-Term Living wins a trifecta of awards this year, including the Gold Award for Best Regular Department for its popular Legal Landscape department.   Read More »

Key to continuity of care a single doctor

A piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association found high-risk older adults benefit from having a phsyician follow them throughout their continuum of care from the hospital to the skilled nursing facility to home.  Read More »

‘Tis the (tech) season

What do seniors want for the holidays? Hint: It’s not slippers. We asked residents what types of technology they wish they had, and you may be surprised what's on their lists. Read More »

LeadingAge to study how person-centered care affects depression, dementia

Does person-centered care help residents with depression and/or dementia? LeadingAge is teaming up with the N.J.-based Francis E. Parker Memorial Home to study how person-centered care and the household model environment affect residents with these conditions. Read More »

Pharmacy group launches website

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, launched in January, has announced its new website. Read More »

‘Fix the SGR 2.0’ heading your way

Can Congress and President Obama agree on a way to move forward before the latest ‘doc fix’ expires on March 31? Read More »

Press

Vendome Group announces the acquisition of the assets of the Healthcare and Capital Markets Conference.    New York, NY, Januar... Read More »