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Secret hiding place

July 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space. 

Altered space

July 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes. 

States must beef up LTSS for boomers

July 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

AARP concluded in a recent report that states are improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) but aren’t keeping pace with growing demand. 

Kindred sells its SNF portfolio for $700M

July 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The national chain had announced in October its intention to leave the skilled nursing business. So, who gets all those nursing home properties?

An open letter to Congress

June 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
article

The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

An awakening

June 26, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears watches as one resident transforms after she gets a fork in her hand and starts feeding herself.

Louisiana legislators limit long-term care competition

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Lawmakers have successfully extended a moratorium to restrict assisted living facilities from entering the market.

A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

DNH orders could significantly reduce ER visits: JAMDA study

June 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

If "Do Not Hospitalize" orders were as common as "Do Not Resuscitate" orders, SNFs could see far fewer ER visits/hospital transfers while respecting end-of-life wishes.

In remembrance of Annie

June 5, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on nearly 18 years of friendship with a fellow resident.  

Kathleen Lovato receives 2017 Eli Pick Leadership Award

June 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The American College of Health Care Administrators award honors skilled nursing facility administrators that demonstrate excellence in leadership and facility quality benchmarks.

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