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Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

April 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.

Great lengths for short nails

April 10, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows it’s important for nails to be trimmed, which is why she’s sought assistance from caregivers since Medicaid coverage isn’t often enough to her liking.

Texas proposes new SNF tax to enhance Medicaid

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

If passed, the proposed tax would affect every nursing home in the state. But private-pay residents are calling it a "granny tax."

One nursing home’s welcoming committee

March 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet. 

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

LTC care quality: The medical directors' view

March 21, 2017  |  Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN
blog

Medical directors see the whole scope of SNF issues, including every legal and survey-based outcome.

Deciding what to wear

March 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how she’s built her wardrobe and had to adapt living in a nursing home, from what styles and fabrics she wears to what she can fit in her 29-inch-wide closet.

Keeping time

March 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages to keep track of time and wonders whether other benefits might benefit from clocks in their room, too. 

Guarded purse strings

March 6, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears manages her money with a close eye to keep track of her own spending and to make sure someone isn’t spending her money. 

An unanswered call light

February 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

It wasn’t a bump in the night, but resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains how scary it was waiting for her aides to come in one morning.

The pony express: Valentine’s Day edition

February 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A Texas nursing home received a special delivery of some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. 

An odd couple

February 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.

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