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'Sneak peak' of LeadingAge Ziegler 150 released

September 8, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Ziegler released an early glimpse of the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 in an email last week.

Racial divide in hospice use, care directives continues to grow

August 28, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Kaiser Health News reports only a third of African American Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in hospice before death, compared to half of white beneficiaries. 

CMS adds more participants to bundled payments initiative

August 19, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced that 2,100 participants have moved on to the contract, risk-bearing period of the bundling pilot program.

New Senior acquires independent living assets for $640M

August 18, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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New Senior Investment Group acquired 28 private pay, independent living properties from Holiday Retirement. 

Nursing home residents at higher risk for dehydration

August 18, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Seniors living in nursing homes are more likely to be dehydrated than seniors living independently, according to a new study.

AHCA/NCAL names the 2015 gold quality award winners

August 17, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Four long-term/post-acute care providers have earned this year's top quality awards from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

MA lawmakers propose new rules for closing, selling nursing homes

August 14, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Massachusetts lawmakers are asking that the process companies go through to sell or close a nursing home become more public. 

Pennsylvania creates task force to oversee nursing home care

August 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The task force has been asked to identify ways the health department can advance quality improvement in the state's LTC facilities. 

Senator questions integrity of five-star nursing home rating system

August 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has called for an investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's five-star nursing home compare tool. 

Assisted living owner turns off the air conditioning

July 31, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears
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An assisted living owner looking to sell the building puts the heat on residents to vacate the premises by turning off their air conditioning.

Online marketing for assisted living

July 29, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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More seniors and their families are using the Internet to evaluate and "window shop" for assisted living communities. What does your website say about you?

Women impersonate nursing home staff, allegedly steal $11k of jewelry

July 27, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Police in North Carolina are looking for two women who suited up in hospital scrubs and allegedly stole jewelry from residents at two nursing homes.

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