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CMS issues final rule with home health payment changes for 2015

Changes effective Jan. 1 will apply to face-to-face encounters, therapy reassessments, rate setting, home health quality reporting and speech-language pathologists' conditions of participation. Read More »

USPSTF issues abdominal aortic aneurysm advice

Some of your residents should undergo a one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, advises the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in a just-issued recommendation. Read More »

The Joint Commission issues revised rules for LTC accreditation

The Joint Commission has revised its skilled nursing and rehabilitation accreditation standards, and now offers specialty services facilities a new way to certify their expertise. Read More »

Supporting younger LTC residents with traumatic pasts

From a Brooklyn, N.Y., facility to a research presentation in Jerusalem, a second-year master’s student presents findings of the effects of trauma and the benefits of group support on younger LTC residents. Read More »

End-of-life issues

At a glance… The staff of Groton Community Health Care Center has made it a priority to honor their residents at the time of death. Read More »

Nursing home safety issues

When I initially came here I was very concerned about wandering residents. They came into my room whether my door was closed or not. As an Read More »

Strategies to Better Support Unhappy Residents in Your Senior Care Facility

There are several challenges a facility needs to be prepared for when helping residents to feel that their concerns are being addressed. Read More »

Rebuilding the Senior Care Industry

How to Increase Occupancy and Restore TrustAn i Advance Senior Care webinar for leaders at senior care and LTC facili... Read More »

Quality Skilled Nursing Notes in SNFs Require Management

The new focus on nursing documentation is consistent with the fact that many SNFs no longer provide straight therapy to Part A residents. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD

Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD is the Medical Director of the Hebrew Home of Riverdale, which has cared for residents for more than 100 years. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

Dr. Wasserman is an ardent proponent of improving the quality of life for our nation’s seniors. Read More »

What Senior Care Facilities Need to Know About COVID-19 Liability

In addition to numerous other challenges, the pandemic brings significant legal complications that facilities need to be aware of. Read More »

Understanding the Challenges Facing Direct Care Workers

Supporting your staff starts with a thorough understanding of their needs and pain points. Read More »

Webinar on Demand: COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

Best practices and success stories to keep your residents and employees safeAn i Advance Senior Care webinar on demand for ... Read More »

Steps Facilities Can Take to Ensure Residents Get the Chance to Vote

With Tuesday, November 3rd quickly approaching, facilities need to take action now to maximize resident voting participation. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Arif Nazir

Dr. Nazir talks about COVID testing, therapeutics, and keeping spirits high during this challenging time. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, President-Elect of AMDA

Dr. Steinberg champions the care provided by nursing homes and the value of perspective and kindness. Read More »

Are More Civil Money Penalties the Answer?

CMS has announced that it has imposed more than $15 million in civil money penalties (CMPs) on more than 3,400 nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this effective? Read More »

Three Actionable Steps for Reliably Strong WiFi at Senior Communities

WiFi has grown in popularity in nursing homes and long-term care communities both because of medical need and by resident demand. Read More »

CMS to Enforce Nursing Homes’ COVID-19 Reporting Effective June 7

A minimum of every seven days, nursing homes are now required to report COVID-19 information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More »

Use Caution with Heartburn Medications

As a senior care leader, prescribing or distributing medications, it’s critical to know the latest pharma recalls and modified warning labels Read More »

Medication Management in Senior Living

Best practices for helping residents in assisted living facilities stay healthy. Read More »

Virtual Reality and Reminiscence Therapy

New technology can make remembering a more enjoyable experience for people with dementia. Read More »

CMS’ PDPM May Impact Clinical Protocols

Changes to Medicare reimbursements may affect your facility’s workflow. Read More »

Involving the Wider Community

It’s not always easy, but bringing the outside world to your residents can benefit everyone involved. Read More »

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. Read More »

Mourning before death

Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help families acknowledge their feelings, seek support and connect with one another before it’s too late. Read More »

Setting an example

2016 Leader of Tomorrow award recipient Bruce William thanks a former boss turned mentor for showing him how to serve and move the long-term care industry forward. Read More »

Assisted living activities: From blankets to beer, variety is key

Bingo and movie night aren’t enough to keep most residents engaged and happy. Activity professional Susan Rauch shares unconventional ideas for expanding your activities offerings. Read More »

Doing more harm than good

A growing number of healthcare providers are questioning the need for extensive cancer screening for seniors when the tests won’t significantly improve their quality of life. Read More »