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Financial, medical data may carry SNFs into a brighter future

September 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“The marriage between clinical and financial data, I think, will be important with whatever the next payment model looks like,” Vincent Fedele, director of analytics at the New Jersey-based consulting firm, said.

New paper states that long-term care hospitals should be paid the same as skilled nursing facilities

September 21, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Study claims LTC hospitals cost three times as much as cheaper venues, such as SNFs, for the same care.

Washington skilled nursing faces tough times due to Medicaid

September 20, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“At this point I can’t even tell you how they’re coping. That’s how bad it is,” WHCA president and CEO Robin Dale told Skilled Nursing News.

Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

September 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answer easy questions.

Tabula Rasa, Mediture work to improve NYC's managed long-term care

September 19, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Mediture is expanding services in a new market for TRHC with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) managed long-term care (MLTC) plan in New York City.

Experts expect slow occupancy rates in skilled nursing facilities

September 18, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

“I think we’re probably at around the trough,” Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) chief investment officer Talya Nevo-Hacohen said during the Senior Housing News Summit in Los Angeles.

Nursing homes residents, staff face tough decision with hurricane

September 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

At Trinity Grove, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, residents will be riding out Hurricane Florence — despite widespread evacuations triggered by the Category 3 storm, which could potentially deliver a historic blow to the Carolinas.

New Jersey retirement community improves lives with smart technology

September 14, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The decision to incorporate progressive technology into an already robust wellness program is the result of an ongoing commitment to make physical health a priority of community life.

Tryko Partners LLC picks up New Providence SNF

September 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Tryko Partners LLC has acquired 106-bed ManorCare Health Services-New Providence, adding it to its New Jersey skilled nursing portfolio, it announced Tuesday.

Skilled nursing occupancy hits new record low

September 13, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Back in March, NIC reported a record-low occupancy figure of 81.6% for the first quarter of 2018; the data generally cannot be compared release to release due to changes in the exact groupings of facilities that submit data to NIC.

Five Connecticut nursing homes fined, cited for residents' safety

September 12, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) fined Amberwoods of Farmington $9,060 following an incident in which a resident threatened to slit another resident’s throat with a butter knife.

Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer's could be infectious

September 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

Government-funded long-term care bill makes progress in House of Representatives

September 11, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The House Ways and Means Committee has endorsed H.R. 6561, a bill that could help private companies use government money to provide long-term care for people who are still living at home.

New York Life Insurance to provide new long-term care products, outlook

September 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

The development and rollout of new standalone long-term care insurance products has been almost non-existent for a decade.  Aiming to break that trend, New York Life Insurance Company recently rolled out a new and innovative long-term care insurance product. 

Nursing home employees allegedly scam resident out of $600k

September 10, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

She trusted the workers at her nursing home to help her, but her Public Guardian says some just helped themselves to her money.

AARP ranks Oklahoma low in quality of care, other key categories

September 7, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Several important indicators gauging the quality of care in Oklahoma’s nursing homes rank near or at the bottom in the U.S., according to a recent report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute.

As models change, clinicians are poised to lead healthcare into value-based care

September 6, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

"Clinicians are the face of healthcare. We interface with patients, care for them, engage their families and we are a go-to resource in day-to-day treatment."

Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer's treatment

September 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

Heritage to try out new tech, includes AI, telehealth

September 5, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

Heritage Senior Living is trying out some cutting-edge technology by working with a university—exemplifying an industry trend that has seen other providers do the same.

Texas nursing home tests positive for legionella bacteria

September 4, 2018     I Advance Senior Care

This bacteria can cause Legionnaires' disease and can be fatal.