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Theft and loss: Addressing security in LTC

March 22, 2016  |  Kylen Cieslak, Carstens, Inc.

By Kylen Cieslak, Associate Director of Marketing and Customer Service, Carstens, Inc.

Theft, loss and misappropriation all have administrative and legal consequences, especially if medications or valuable property are...

Fla. regulators issue orders of suspension for CCRC

March 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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...

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

March 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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.

Genesis sells home health and hospice business to Compassus

March 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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.

Post-acute provider expands to home health care

March 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

Fla. assisted living home shuttered for filth, excessive animals

March 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

A smoking light fixture

February 22, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

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.

CCRC to launch "virtual senior living" membership program

February 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

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

Nursing home operator files for bankruptcy following government shutdown

February 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

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

Staff training, retention top concerns for housekeeping sector

February 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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

Get ready to focus on fire doors

February 1, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

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.

Home health and hospice M&A rebounded in 2015

January 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

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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