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Holiday traditions: One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

December 14, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

December 12, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

Medicare and Healthcare Fraud with Michael Frank

December 7, 2017     Adam Armstrong

Medicare is as hot a topic as ever with regards to healthcare policy and the United States government, but while elected officials debate over Medicare’s future, there’s one prevalent issue of which more people should be aware: Medicare fraud.

 

 

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

December 1, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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. 

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

November 26, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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. 

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

November 21, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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.

Championing infection control

November 20, 2017     Meg LaPorte

As the CMS regulations for infection control programs kick in, providers are finding that leadership matters as much as training.

Human Capital Management: Taking a cue from Wall Street

November 10, 2017     Alex Gardner, CFO, SmartLinx

By Alex Gardner, CFO, SmartLinx

Human capital management is the key to better corporate performance and the financial bottom line.

Financing memory care

November 6, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Ready to expand your memory care offerings? Investment experts weigh in on how organizations can position themselves for the best financing options, whether it’s for new construction or retrofitting existing units.

Fundraising: Putting mission over money

October 31, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Inspiring charitable giving is crucial for not-for-profit organizations. Harvard professor Jennifer McCrea explains how to engage potential contributors in a conversation about mission instead of money.

An integrated approach to memory care

October 30, 2017     Jaime Schwingel

Heritage Senior Living has developed a person-centered approach for memory care that is supported by physical surroundings. 

Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017    

The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care plans. 

2017 RAI User’s Manual updates: The new survey era

October 24, 2017     Jane Belt, RN, MS, RAC-MT, RAC-CT, QCP

Plenty of changes are in place to synch the MDS with new regulations starting in November—including the way urinary tract infections are defined.

Stuck in the status quo

October 23, 2017     Denise Boudreau-Scott

Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.

Value-Based Care: Building a Strategy for Improved Outcomes and Lower Costs

October 22, 2017     AJ Peterson, Vice President of Interoperability, Netsmart

By AJ Peterson, Vice President of Interoperability, Netsmart

Moving to a value-based care model means being able to exchange data securely beyond your walls. While a robust EHR is a crucial tool, it's not all you need in the bigger picture.

Oh, baby! Doll therapy gets real

October 19, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy.

Creature comforts

October 19, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

AHCA: A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Going places

October 10, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market.

High-tech healing

October 9, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.

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