2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Jason Postl, CEO

Jason Postl, CEO of North Mountain Medical & Rehabilitation Center, Phoenix, shows what specialty services can do for long-term care when administrators are willing to take on the responsibility for a different level of training and staffing. Read More »

AMDA announces new leadership

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) revealed its 2017-18 board of directors. Read More »

AMDA expands membership to practitioners

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has formed a Practice Management Section as part of a broader effort to reach more long-term care practitioners. Read More »

Bill Thomas joins Holiday Retirement

The Eden Alternative founder will serve as chief wellness officer Read More »

LTC care quality: The medical directors’ view

Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome. 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 »

Asbury Communities, Sodexo form joint business partnership

The deal includes new executive job positions and a joint business development plan to drive innovation. Read More »

Welltower, Johns Hopkins partner for quality outcomes

Welltower is moving beyond real estate investments and investing in clinical care through its new collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine. 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 »

The POLST conversation

Respecting end-of-life wishes is the ultimate goal in a person-centered care environment. So, how can caregivers help residents have "the conversation" and understand their choices? Read More »

PharmScript expands leadership team to prepare for growth

PharmScript, pharmacy provider for long-term and post-acute care facilities, is positioning itself for growth by adding to leadership team with healthcare industry veterans.  Read More »

Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

Ready to learn about the latest and best practices in memory care? All-new programming for the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum includes OPTIMA Award-winning innovators in veteran dementia care and a neuroscientist working to validate MP3 player music therapy. Read More »

Love in the workplace

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

PointRight, Pathway launch 5-star ratings solution

The product will help skilled nursing facilities maximize their 5-star ratings under the CMS's Nursing Home Compare system. Read More »

Administrators: How well do you engage with Admissions, Sales and Marketing?

Marketing consultant Luke Fannon explains why administrator engagement can make all the difference in increasing census and fostering a more productive sales and marketing team. Read More »

Activity programming: An administrator’s view

How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas. Read More »

The 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow nominations are open!

Do you know a caregiver, administrator, trainer or other leader who is super-passionate about improving quality care and professional care delivery for older adults and has championed initiatives that go far beyong his or her job dedscription? I Advance Senior Care's Leaders of Tomorrow award program is looking for senior care leaders who go above and beyond just "doing a good job."  Read More »

Long-Term Living is now I Advance Senior Care!

Happy 2017! Our new name is now in place: Long-Term Living is now I Advance Senior Care! Read More »

How good is your care coordination?

Senior care providers need to step up on care coordination, because the rest of the U.S. healthcare system isn’t doing a very good job, notes a new survey. Read More »

Assisted living’s struggle with drug prices

The rising cost of drugs may be forcing assisted living residents to make some unhealthy choices, warns a new report. Someone could pay dearly for that later, especially at CCRCs. Read More »

The best of 2016

CMS mandates, dementia care strategies, cross-team collaboration and ageism culture change—We checked our web visits and social media stats to see which in-depth articles were the most popular among our readers in 2016. Did you miss any of these? Read More »

The biological effects of racial discrimination

Researchers have found a correlation between racial discrimination and increased risk for chronic conditions in a majority of sampled black Americans. Read More »

Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a rehab facility tucked in the rural mountains of Idaho for its leadership in excellence and quality. Read More »

Five ways to spot employee talent

Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.   Read More »

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward. Read More »

Rising after the election

It’s the presidential nominees’ jobs to rally us, but blogger Kathleen Mears reminds us that regardless of the winner, we must rally behind him or her to ensure a smooth transition of power and to sustain our democracy. Read More »

Date set for largest-ever healthcare fraud case

Philip Esformes, co-owner of the Esformes Network of more than 30 skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, will have a fall 2017 trial for his alleged $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme.  Read More »

A multi-part deal with Brookdale, HCP and Blackstone

Once the agreement is complete, Brookdale will be an equity partner and manage HCP’s 64-community portfolio, which Blackstone separately agreed to purchase. Read More »

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments.  Read More »

2016 OPTIMA Award: The complete coverage

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award has spent three years developing a program to train caregivers how to interact with veterans—and how to document their positive and negative behavioral interventions to increase everyone’s ability to provide better person-centered care. Read More »