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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...

Eroding the payer/provider divide

November 6, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Payers, providers and care networks are making vast efforts to combine care delivery, coverage and costs—merging control over the once-siloed segments of healthcare business. Will the post-acute care sector be the golden ticket to success or the cost-laden component that drags the system down?

The road traveled less (and less)

September 24, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

If your "get up and go" has gotten up and gone, get it back in gear—and solve what will surely become one of skilled nursing's biggest challenges in the future.

Does Parkinson’s need to meet Mary Jane?

August 26, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

New drug-extraction techniques have turned the spotlight back on how CBD can help to treat those with neurological tremor disorders like Parkinson’s—and the new interest in a “transformed” version of medical marijuana.

What a difference one year makes

August 6, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services birthed several key initiatives last year, including edicts to reduce unnecessary antipsychotic drug doses,  preventable readmissions and avoidable infections. In other words, edicts for long-term care to do its job right.

Senior women seeking senior men… for sport

July 24, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The opening of the National Senior Games means Cleveland is full of athletic seniors who are so eager to share their love of sports they’re willing to advertise it.

Matchmaker, matchmaker

June 3, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor

Expanding service lines and increasing referrals from acute care could depend on a growing trend within long-term and post-acute care organizations: Find your business's perfect mate and partner up.

The Boston Marathon story the bombs couldn't destroy

April 18, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor

At this week's Boston Marathon, some victorious stories emerged despite the cruel bombing attacks. For Bill, it’s victory #46.

What we heard (and didn’t hear) at the EFA conference

April 16, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor

The "culture city" of New Orleans served as the perfect venue for discussing culture change in elder-care building design at the 2013 Environments for Aging conference.

My Hospice Notebook

March 6, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Senior Editor

Calling all hospices: Are you ready for a challenge? Today is the launch of my "Hospice Notebook." Gather your ideas, projects, initiatives and missions. My inbox is yours.

Snowbirds in Florida

February 5, 2013  | 

In this blog, Pamela Tabar recounts her two-week visit with a group of septuagenarians, and how snowbirding seniors can teach us a lot about the high-tech, high-service expectations senior living organizations are going to have to meet--starting now.