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Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

IASC launches new expert podcast series

August 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

I Advance Senior Care now offers candid conversations from thought leaders and experts in the field about their experiences, the changing industry and what keeps them up at night.

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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