Leadership

AMDA announces medical director of the year

Joshua Schor of New Jersey has been recognized for his work to improve wound care, reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections and founding a staff teamwork program.  Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kelly Papa

Kelly Papa took her idea for a dementia network and built it into a summit and an all-year dialogue that stretches across the state of Connecticut. Read More »

Massachusetts coalition launches advance care planning app

A Massachusetts coalition is marking National Healthcare Decisions Day with a new app to get the end-of-life care conversation started. Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility in under three years. Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kayla Bruce, LPN

A hospice nurse at Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care (LHC) of Hammond is leading her peers in the culture change of end-of-life care through patient empowerment and behavioral understanding. Read More »

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 »