Operations

Anthem Memory Care expands into Kansas

The memory care provider adds a new market to its portfolio through the acquisition of two communities in the heartland.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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TL Management buys Bon Secours NY

Bon Secours Health System sells its NY arm, including the Schervier Nursing Care Center and other senior living properties.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Genesis sells home health and hospice business to Compassus

Genesis Healthcare Inc., one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, will sell most of its home health and hospice operations to Compassus for $84 million. The company will use the proceeds to repay debt.

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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. 

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Fla. assisted living home shuttered for filth, excessive animals

The owner of the ALF, which doubled as an animal shelter, has been charged with four counts of elder neglect as police find residents soiled and surrounded by stray cats and dogs.

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A smoking light fixture

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears relates an exciting moment in the dining room, and how everyone reacted when smoke began pouring out of a dining room light fixture.

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CCRC to launch “virtual senior living” membership program

Life Enriching Communities wants to help seniors plan for a possible transition of care while they're still healthy and independent. 

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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.

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Staff training, retention top concerns for housekeeping sector

Cleaning professionals are betting on better training and more efficient processes to aid staff retention and cut costs.

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Get ready to focus on fire doors

Upcoming code compliance regs are about to take a fresh look at fire doors, says Long-Term Living's fire safety experty Stan Szpytek. Here's what your facility ops and risk management teams need to know.

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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. 

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The journey to rundown

Keeping up with appearances isn't easy. Even though maintenance and upgrades can be difficult, they are a necessary investment.

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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.

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Tornado damage causes whirlwind for LTC residents

Nursing home and memory care residents were moved to another facility until repairs can be made. Both facilities are owned by the same company but operate under different state regulations. The facility accepting evacuees doesn’t accept Medicaid, causing a major snag in the disaster preparedness plan. 

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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.

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The perfect gift for your maintenance team: Life Safety Code compliance

CMS is expected to adopt a new edition of the Life Safety Codes soon, so give your facilities management team the gift of a head start on upcoming changes.

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CA advocates sue to stop illegal unloading of nursing home residents

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and three nursing home residents have filed a lawsuit against the state saying it is allegedly illegally allowing residents to be "dumped" from nursing homes to hospitals.

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P&G’s Spic and Span wins IEHA’s first seal of approval for assisted living

IEHA, a professional organization for directors of housekeeping and facility operations, launched the seal of approval program to help long-term care communities choose products based on hand-on testing.

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Social media use triples among seniors

If your facility isn't on social media, the latest results from a Pew Research Center survey, could convince you to change your marketing plan.

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Sabra REIT acquires nine senior living facilities for $84.7M

Five facilities are memory care facilities in Illinois and assisted living units in Washington and Oregon.

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Partnerships@Work: Operations software in action

Put the pencil and forms away. Efficiency and economies improve with specialized, integrated operations software technology designed for senior living businesses.

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Report: Are too many ‘repeat offender’ SNFs still accepting new residents?

The Coalition for Quality Care releases a new report citing repeat violations in nursing homes across the nation.

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