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Adding the Personal Touch to Memory Care: A Conversation with PointClickCare’s Travis Palmquist and Murry Mercier

October 30, 2017  | 
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The majority of long term care communities highlight the importance of personalization to providing the best quality care to residents. And no wonder—research shows that knowing the needs of residents can better help to develop and implement successful care...

MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

April 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs),...

Ensign to use skilled nursing plan for new ventures into assisted living and home health

March 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Major skilled nursing provider The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) has its sights set on assisted living and home health expansion, citing the potential for higher stockholder value and less competition for their target properties.

Flexibility and efficiency will fuel skilled nursing success

March 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A recent report puts some hard numbers to the pressures skilled nursing facilities face — and offered a prediction of its own about the much-anticipated “silver tsunami.”

Virginia CCRC implements flexible design to ready for "silver tsunami"

March 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The coming “silver tsunami” is a concept that continues to inspire optimism in the skilled nursing and senior care space, but the health needs of that population are still murky.

CMS ranking leads to bonuses for Niagara Falls nursing home

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

Jill Bosa named COO of tri-state healthcare services provider

February 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Bosa previously served as COO of the Nursing Center Division at Kindred Healthcare, where she oversaw more than 100 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and sub-acute care centers across 20 states.

Menorah Manor wins two nursing awards at annual FADONA conference

February 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Two Menorah Manor employees received the CNA and LPN Awards of Excellence at the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration (FADONA) 31st Annual Conference. 

Nursing home salaries trending lower than assisted living, continuing care retirement community employees

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The discrepancy does not carry into leadership roles such as CEO, director of nursing and activity director — all of which receive higher salaries in nursing homes on average than they do in assisted living facilities.

Alex Azar confirmed to lead HHS

January 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services.

Questions about nursing home care quality and Medicare Advantage

January 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Last year, about 19 million Americans, one-third of Medicare participants, were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. 

Focus on profit can take away from care quality in nursing homes

January 9, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The research is relatively consistent: Do mission-driven nonprofit organizations deliver higher quality care to elders?

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