Facility management

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans for Senior Care Facilities

48% of all structural fires in health care facilities occurred in skilled nursing facilities. You can reduce the risk of a fire becoming a tragic event. Read More »

Building Sustainability in Your Facility

Reducing energy and resource usage isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line, too. Read More »

Pet Therapy and Elder Care: A Winning Combination

Frequent contact with pets has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, enhance mood, and boost feelings of interest and enthusiasm. Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

7 Steps to Better Disaster Preparedness in Your Long-Term Care Facility

A little planning can go a long way when you’re faced with an emergency. Read More »

Q&A: What to Know Before You Build or Renovate

Planning to renovate, expand or build a new facility? Read this first. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

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. Read More »

Three employees fired for videotaping residents

An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents. Read More »

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters. Read More »

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida. Read More »

Woman impersonates cleaner, steals from residents, police say

A Florida woman has been charged for allegedly rummaging through resident rooms. Read More »

Celebrating nursing homes

May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, a chance to recognize the work of staff, the gifts of residents and the role of nursing homes at large.  Read More »

When a picture costs $1M

A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face.  Read More »

CMS funds nursing home for prisoners

A Connecticut nursing home will receive federal funding to help pay for and provide care to the state’s aging inmates.  Read More »

Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.  Read More »

Healthcare IT acquisition

ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling. Read More »

PointClickCare adds accounting software to its EHR

PointClickCare has partnered with Intellitec Solutions to directly integrate accounting software into electronic health records. Read More »

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

NIC reports lowest SNF occupancy rates ever

The quarterly Skilled Nursing Data Report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care saw increases in Medicaid patients and decline in Medicare revenue. Read More »

The bright side of the staffing crisis

The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training.  Read More »

Hoyer lift can handle more weight

Joerns Healthcare has released a new and improved version of its Hoyer lift for bariatric residents. Read More »

Caregiver fired for behavior toward resident with dementia

A nursing home employee was fired and faces criminal charges for a sexually provocative dance directed at a resident with dementia. Read More »

Senior living community kitchen closed following health inspection

Florida state food safety inspectors shut down a Brookdale facility’s kitchen after finding roaches, flies and improper food storage techniques.  Read More »

Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate? Read More »

Residents not receiving opioids

At least four Brookdale Charleston residents weren’t receiving their prescription medications.  Read More »

Love in the workplace

Strengthen organizational culture and improve employee morale by showing appreciation for your employees.  Read More »

Nursing students in residence

A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons.  Read More »

Domestic dispute unfolds at nursing home

Nursing home staff and law enforcement put training into practice and followed procedures after a man entered the secured facility and threatened violence.  Read More »

Fighting superbugs with genetic warfare

As antibiotic resistance grows, scientists are learning how to attack killer bacteria at the genetic level. Read More »

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud? Read More »