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2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility...

AAPACN launches LTC education foundation

March 1, 2017  |  American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing
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The parent association of AANAC and AADNS has formed a new educational foundation that offers grants toward nursing degrees.

Eastern Washington University adds LTC-focused admin program

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Pacific Coast university is testing the legs of a new bachelor’s degree focusing on nursing home and assisted living administration.

Training to spot frailty risk

January 10, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers trained and observed the ability of a nurse to identify and assess frailty in seniors at geriatric day hospitals. 

AMDA strengthens partnership with gerontology nurses

November 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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AMDA is continuing to expand its historically-physician-based membership scope by forging deeper relationships with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

Relias Learning acquires healthcare training companies

October 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Relias Learning, an online healthcare training and education company, expands its course offerings to the acute care setting through acquisitions. 

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director.

Brookdale wants nurses

May 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. launches a tuition assistance program for newly-hired nurses that would reimburse up to $7,000 for two years of service. The goal is to grow and retain workforce talent amid a projected nursing shortfall and increasing senior...

Innovation program to reduce nursing home hospitalizations

April 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Center for Innovation has invested more than $30 million for Indiana University’s project to reduce avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents by providing higher levels of care on site.

Joshua Freitas named NCCDP’s 2016 educator of the year

April 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners has named a former OPTIMA award winner the educator of the year for educating—and inspiring—frontline staff on dementia care.

mmLearn.org expands healthcare training video collection

March 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Web-based training company adds new training resources based on current trends and industry demand to fill employee healthcare training gaps, increase job satisfaction, reduce turnover and ultimately improve patient care.  

New association for DNSs launches

March 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) will offer DNSs in long-term care and post-acute care training, certification and host conferences. 

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