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AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.

Three employees fired for videotaping residents

November 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An assisted living facility is investigating after employees shared videos on social media that made fun of residents.

Another involuntary discharge

November 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her experiences on being involuntarily discharged and how she thinks the process could be avoided.

Weight considerations for care transitions

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A focus on improving care transitions to prevent readmissions and complications in general often overlooks specific patient population needs for the obese. 

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

Senate committee examines disaster planning for seniors

September 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Senate Aging Committee will review disaster planning following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

LTCG to acquire LifePlans

August 22, 2017  |  newswire
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The deal will combine LTCG’s long-term care business processing with LifePlan’s risk management tools, including cognitive acuity screening.

When domestic violence comes to work

August 21, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

When domestic violence doesn’t stay at home

August 18, 2017  |  Steve Wilder
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Employers should create safety policies and procedures for handling domestic violence before it arrives on the doorstep.

Emergency: Is evacuation the best choice?

August 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Evacuate? Shelter in place? A new study shows that fleeing an emergency can still have harmful effects on elderly residents.

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