Caught caring

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how a little appreciation can go a long way in well-designed employee recognition programs. Read More »

LTPAC exec services and software companies partner

Pathway Health and Prime Care Technologies will help long-term post-acute care providers capture data and use business intelligence to improve enterprise performance.  Read More »

What we now know about long-term care

Activity consultant Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC, reflects on how far the long-term care industry has come during her 32 years in the field and looks forward to even more advances in the years to come. Read More »

Assisted living from an international perspective

Conferences are always a source for inspiration for what's to come. Long-Term Living spoke with two attendees who came from Chile to attend the Argentum Senior Living Executive conference and learn how to improve long-term care. Read More »

Tick, tock… OPTIMA Award entries due Monday

The deadline to enter the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award competition is Mon. May 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. So tidy up those awesome program entries, make sure you’ve followed the instructions, and get your submission in today! Read More »

SNF care quality caught in the buy-sell swirl

The flurry of mergers and acquisitions in long-term care may not be helping the quality of care delivered by the properties involved, notes a new study in Health Affairs journal. Read More »

One-on-one with… Arif Nazir, MD, CMD

Signature HealthCare's new chief medical officer talks about adaptive leadership and why collaborative teams are key to person-centered care in skilled nursing environments. Read More »

6 ways to avoid meaningless meetings

Does your staff groan when it’s time for yet another meeting? Try these strategies to put your meetings back on the fast track—and get your staff back to work. Read More »

ACHCA honors 2016 award winners

The American College of Health Care Administrators annual conference lauded the brightest and best in its award program, including Long-Term Living’s resident blogger Kathleen Mears! Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: The complete coverage

Did you miss our 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? We've collected all the winners and their profiles here. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and maybe find a few take-home strategies to apply at yours.   Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Tanner Mitchell

Our final Leaders of Tomorrow award winner is Tanner Mitchell, administrator and president of Brentwood Health Care Center in Santa Monica, Calif. Mitchell has rolled up his sleeves to start several initiatives, partner with phsycians and build a culture of customer service—all in under three years. Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Awa Diouf

In our fourth installment of the Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, Awa Diouf is leading the culture change in memory care activities programming at The Residence at Watertown in Watertown, Mass.  Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC

In our second installment of the Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC, director of therapy at Larksfield Place, Wichita, Kans., shows what can be done when physical therapy and clinical teams combine efforts in the mission of proactive resident care. Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Bruce Williams

In our second installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Bruce Williams, senior services coordinator with The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Fla. As an openly-gay older adult with more than 25 years in long-term care, he sees the importance of outreach and the need for inclusion. Read More »

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Debra Gallimore, RN

In our first installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Debra Gallimore, RN, Director of Nursing at Skyline Health and Rehabilitation Center in Floyd, Va. She may be one of the youngest DONs the community has had, but you'll have a difficult time finding someone who knows more about her staff's job roles—she's done most of them herself. Read More »

Having ‘the talk’ about death

National Healthcare Decisions Day is Apr. 16, and as most skilled nursing facilities know, an advance directive may be a little piece of paper, but it’s a big conversation process. Read More »

Meet the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow!

Long-Term Living’s Leaders of Tomorrow awards celebrate five nominated individuals who go out of their way to change the status quo of senior care, try new strategies and innovative approaches and serve as inspirations to their peers. Read More »

DOJ: substandard nursing home care will not be tolerated

The Department of Justice announced the launch of 10 regional interagency task forces designed to protect seniors in nursing homes by holding operators accountable for the quality of care they provide. Read More »

CMS imposes fines of more than $278k for Woodbriar Health Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has imposed steep fines and threatened to terminate Woodbriar Health Center from its programs if serious problems are not resolved by next week. Read More »

AMDA names 2016 medical director of the year

A St. Petersburg, Fla. senior living medical director is AMDA's top CMD for 2016. Read More »

Joshua Freitas named NCCDP’s 2016 educator of the year

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has named a former OPTIMA award winner the educator of the year for educating—and inspiring—frontline staff on dementia care. Read More »

Training went unheeded at Woodbriar Health Center, say Mass. regulators

Employees at Woodbriar Health Center were retrained on falls-related injuries following the death of a resident, according to a revised plan submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Helath. The department says the second fall-related resident death is the result of deficient care.  Read More »

LTC mergers: Transitioning the culture clash

Putting two companies together successfully means keeping a close eye on staff transitions. Read More »

Case Study: Assistive services bridging the gap

Sometimes a bit of help and some occasional services are all seniors need to retain independence a little longer—and stay out of a higher level of care. Read how one senior living organization’s idea for boutique services changed its residents’ lives in just two years. Read More »

FBI investigates hospice owner for overmedicating, Medicare fraud

The FBI is looking into claims the 34-year old accountant himself chose which home healthcare patients would be moved to hospice, recruited unqualified patients and charged the government for services not medically necessary. Read More »

Bad news not necessarily bad for employee engagement

Administrators and executives, take note. Bad news doesn’t have to make employees feel blue, or worse, damper engagement and morale. The way people feel and react to news depends on how the information is presented.  Read More »

New association for DNSs launches

The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) will offer DNSs in long-term care and post-acute care training, certification and host conferences.  Read More »

Woodbriar residents in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ say Mass. regulators

In the course of an investigation of a resident's death, state regulators determined substandard care resulted in a second resident death and resident fall at Woodbriar Health Center, the latest in a mounting citation list for owner Synergy Health Centers. Read More »

Fla. regulators issue orders of suspension for CCRC

The Office of Insurance Regulation has issued two initial orders of suspension for a Tampa Bay, Fla., continuing care retirement community (CCRC), alleging the facility was acquired illegally and owes more than $4 million in refunds to residents, among other claims.  Read More »

Woodbriar’s plan to address resident death unacceptable, say Mass. state regulators

Woodbriar Health Center must resubmit a plan to the state health department. The facility, owned by Synergy Health, has been making headlines for a resident’s death, scabies outbreak and substandard care. Read More »