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Seniors need education about long-term care and its costs

January 29, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Responses to a recent poll reveal that affluent baby boomers don't necessarily understand the expenses associated with long-term care, nor do they always appreciate the quality and benefits of services.

Website provides long-term care facility information

January 8, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A nonprofit foundation is offering residents of one state information about the performance and features of long-term care facilities there.

Chasing the healthcare dollar

November 19, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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These days, the definitions of "service lines" are blurring as traditionally separate entities merge, partner and expand to capture more and more of the consumer’s healthcare spend. As the lines between payers and providers erode, where will post-acute care...

Kindred widens investments in home hospice care

November 14, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A major senior care chain adds a significant home health component to its portfolio.

Nursing care occupancy remains essentially unchanged

November 13, 2013  |  National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC)
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According to the latest NIC Map, nursing home occupancy is down from 2012 but holds steady with second-quarter 2013 occupancy data.

Assisted living inventory growth still not widespread

October 23, 2013  |  National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC)
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Second quarter 2013 data finds that while construction of assisted living communities has grown, most of the activity is concentrated in a small number of metropolitan markets.

7 tips for better customer satisfaction

October 7, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Live from AHCA/NCAL: Are your customer satisfaction surveys a dreaded burden or an elusive holy grail? These tips can help communities increase customer satisfaction, but the best results come from customizing each one to individual residents. 

Are resident grievance committees effective?

October 7, 2013  |  Kathleen Mears
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Without administrative buy-in, leadership and active participants, resident committees have difficulty being effective and relevant. Kathleen Mears shares her experience on various resident committees.

Gentiva buys Harden Healthcare for $408M

September 25, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Hospice services giant Gentiva expands its dual-eligibles population in an acquisition deal with Harden Healthcare.

Senior living in TV spotlight again

September 13, 2013  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
blog

Potty-mouthed? Mournful? These are some of the adjectives being used to describe a new show depicting life and work in a senior living facility.

Need LTC transport? Don’t dial 911

September 10, 2013  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Moving LTC residents to the hospital or from one care site to another has some senior care communities picking up the phone--but not to dial 911.

9 new quality goals for nursing homes unveiled by initiative

August 23, 2013  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Nursing homes participating in a new initiative may gain competitive advantages, organizers say. In the process, they could collect data helpful in establishing uniform national standards and evidence-based best practices.

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