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Kevin Kolus

Kevin Kolus


Kevin Kolus wrote for Long-Term Living when he was an editor. He left the brand in 2012...

Medicaid on spin cycle

April 13, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

As is the case normally in this space, current events coalesced today with an announcement from industry advocates—this time, the American Health Care Association (AHCA)—asking for reprieve.

The world's greatest senior housing dilemma

March 30, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

Yesterday’s article on the most exciting prospect in senior housing had been posted no longer than an hour before I started receiving emails and social media notifications from industry observers with stakes in China.

Optimizing your Web presence through Google

March 23, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

A Long-Term Living webinar Thursday touched on how senior living communities can boost their presence in Google searches—and therefore attract more leads—by leveraging two powerful offerings from the search engine giant: Google Place pages and Google+.

CNA uses Facebook to violate resident privacy, dignity

March 8, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

All of the policy in the world likely would not stop someone from going as heinously rogue as this nursing assistant. That type of behavior considers neither rules nor decorum and should be met with zero tolerance on the part of employers.

When resident aggression turns physical

March 1, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

A recent series of unfortunate headlines, throughout both the United States and abroad, has shown the painful, and even deadly, results of resident aggression manifested into physical form.

Serving our readers, one update at a time

February 24, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

Things are a bit different around here, and you may not have noticed. Long-Term Living is utilizing some new content delivery methods to bring our readers the freshest content they've ever had.

Caregiver advocates ramp up equality message on labor law

February 16, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

One of the more exciting aspects of covering an industry so heavily affected by government policy is to observe how provider associations and advocates aggressively lobby for change. But how often do groups actually demand it?

In face of fiscal meltdown, Illinois funds nursing home safety

January 30, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

Gov. Quinn has boosted nursing home funding by millions of dollars to help carry out safety reforms passed in 2010. This is because the state won’t have to touch its own coffers to distribute the cash.

Inspired by a resident’s determination

January 12, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

I’m going to share with you a brief story about an incredible nursing home resident. You may know her well.

Something weird: Don’t park your facility van on the streets of Santa Monica

January 4, 2012  |  Kevin Kolus, Editor

Although this seems to be a quirky and light-hearted story, there are business and resident safety consequences associated with Santa Monica’s decision to ticket the Sunrise Senior Living van out of sight.