Leadership

Champion your leader during Long Term Care Administrator’s Week

The American College of Health Care Administrators commends, salutes and thanks administrators in nursing homes and assisted living centers for a job well done, today and throughout the year.  Read More »

2016 OPTIMA Award competition is open

Is your community's new program or initiative OPTIMA Award-worthy? Learn how you can submit your innovative, resident-centered programs for Long-Term Living's national honor. Read More »

Post-acute provider expands to home health care

LifeCare Holdings will acquire Haven Home Health as the company continues expanding its post-acute service offerings.  Read More »

What’s your best practice for memory care?

Attendees at the Memory Care Forum in Austin, Texas, share their communities' most successful strategies and programs for engaging residents with dementia.  Read More »

6 ways to manage family expectations in dementia care

People aren't perfect. Neither are memory care facilities. Consultant Michael Gill advises how to keep dementia residents and their loved ones happy by helping families to set realistic facility and caregiving expectations from the start.  Read More »

2 top Brookdale execs to step down

Brookdale Senior Living’s president and its executive vice president will be stepping down as part of the company’s transition process. Read More »

Home health, hospice M&As heat up

Several senior care services companies added to their portfolios in a flurry of home health mergers and acquisitions. Read More »

CA judge halts end-of-life decision making for incompetent nursing home residents

A judge rules physicians are no longer able to make end-of-life decisions for nursing home residents, citing the 1992 state law violates residents' constitutional rights.  Read More »

One-on-one with… Randall Holley

Great technology strategies include integrated systems and physician/nurse buy-in, says Commonwealth Care of Roanoke IT Director Randall Holley. Read More »

Is senior living ready for a C-suite retirement exodus?

Succession planning and employee incentives will become even more important over the next few years, as more than 40 percent of senior living’s top-level executives near their own retirement ages. Read More »

Scabies present at Synergy Health Center nursing home

State health officials confirmed a case of scabies at a Massachusetts nursing home, prompting an investigation and safety precautions.   Read More »

Nursing home operator files for bankruptcy following government shutdown

State and federal investigators shut down multiple nursing homes operated by New Beginnings Care, LLC. The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More »

Change your tone, change their tune

The way you deliver performance feedback affects how employees feel about their work. Research shows regularly praising good work improves employee engagement, retention and leads to even better work.  Read More »

Nursing home resident dies after improper mechanical chair lift transfer

A CNA is accused of causing fatal injuries to a resident after a fall from a mechanical lift. It’s the latest report for substandard care from Synergy Health Centers.  Read More »

Dementia care and marketing workers see highest salary growth in ALFs

The 2015-2016 Assisted Living Salary and Benefits Report suggests industry growth may come from memory care and spreading the word about assisted living facilities.  Read More »

Ruta Kadonoff named executive director of Pioneer Network

Pioneer Network has tappedRuta Kadonoff as its new executive director. Her service begins Feb. 8. Read More »

Home health and hospice M&A rebounded in 2015

Mergers and acquisitions recovered after a drop in the first half of 2015, according to The Health Care M&A report from Levin Associates, Inc.  Read More »

Nursing home operator loses license following sexual abuse investigation

The Nursing Home Administrators board forced a nursing home operator to surrender his license following repeated unreported incidents of sexual abuse. Read More »

Eden Alternative’s Bill Thomas joins Mainstreet

The investment firm's healthcare arm taps one of the country’s most famous senior care culture change gurus. Read More »

How prepared is your SNF for emergencies?

A state survey of Ohio's nursing homes holds lessons for others on disaster preparedness—including practicing what's on paper. Read More »

Michigan LTC facilities aren’t prepared to care for LGBT residents

A recent survey has found a considerable lack of awareness and sensitivity for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in long-term care. Read More »

LeadingAge names new board chair

Kathryn Roberts will serve as the chair for the board of directors for LeadingAge. Read More »

2016 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 to our older adults? Long-Term Living’s Leaders of Tomorrow award program is looking for senior care leaders who go above and beyond just "doing a good job." Read More »

A holiday tradition ends

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks turkey and how budget-strapped nursing homes might want to think local at the holidays. Read More »

One-on-one with… Doug Leidig

The economy has been a challenge for some CCRCs in recent years, but what’s next for CCRCs? Asbury Communities President and CEO Doug Leidig discusses the opportunities and challenges for this market sector. Read More »

Ousted nursing home CEO could be back in charge

James G. Burkhart, former CEO of American Senior Communities LLC, has agreements with Health & Hospital Corporation that could allow him to own 63 nursing homes he used to manage. Read More »

Signature HealthCARE acquires Elmcroft Senior Living’s SNFs

Signature HealthCARE has acquired the skilled nursing division of Elmcroft Senior Living in an attempt to build the first post-acute network in Kentucky, where both companies are headquartered. Read More »

ACHCA elects new president and CEO

Cecilia Sepp, CAE will serve as president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators beginning Jan. 4, 2016. Read More »

Person-centered care and resident choice: Giving elders a voice

Providers and clinicians often want to honor resident choice, but are afraid to do so. The key is finding the balance between providing quality care and keeping clients safe, and allowing choices that may involve risk but will enhance quality of life. Read More »

Former retirement community manager sentenced for embezzling

A former retirement community manager was sentenced for embezzling funds over a two-year period. Read More »