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Pamela Tabar


Pamela Tabar


Pamela Tabar is editor-in-chief of I Advance Senior Care. She has worked as a writer...

End-of-life care and resident choice

May 5, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

It’s not difficult to meld resident choices into wellness initiatives. But how does our long-term care system handle resident choice when it comes to chronic-level and end-of life care? Not so well, national experts say.

Seeking OPTIMA innovation

March 19, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Each year, Long-Term Living’s OPTIMA Award seeks out the brightest and best projects and programs that enhance resident quality of life and embody the true spirit of person-centered care.

Spring cleaning amid new regs

March 16, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Long-term care organizations start shaking out the winter dust and strategizing amid a new CMS 5-star rating system and federal staff reporting mandates.

Pitch perfect: Submitting your story ideas to Long-Term Living

January 21, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Got a great article idea or business success story? Here are some tips on how to help us share your experiences and input with readers.

Delivering dynamics

December 18, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Long-term and post-acute care providers will grapple with crucial issues in 2015, and will have to put the pieces together amid new business models and new initiatives. The key is to look forward instead of back.

5 tips for happy holiday visits

December 16, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Caregivers and nursing homes can help families have happier holiday visits by doing a few things in advance. Here are five tips to avoid “visit crises” and make everything easier for residents and their visiting families during the holidays.

Suitcase season: Packed for learning

October 13, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Keeping up with the industry means planes, trains and automobiles.

OPTIMA Award: My trip to relearn memory care

October 1, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

My two-day trip to upstate Massachusetts to visit a community instrumental in the 2014 OPTIMA Award changed my view of memory care programs and their ability to improve the lives of residents with dementia.

Designing tomorrow's senior environments

August 19, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A roomful of experts in senior living environments, architecture and interior design, editors from Long-Term Living, Environments for Aging and Healthcare Design, and Vendome Group’s conference planners gathered in Baltimore with a daunting task: choosing the very best submitted educational sessions for the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference. If your site or chain is mulling over a new construction or renovation project, the conference could be your #1 learning opportunity.

Great (CCRC) expectations

August 5, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Consumer demands and the promise of millions of incoming baby boomers have triggered expansions and new construction in senior living communities. But how many of them will go bankrupt before the boomers get there?