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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

May 11, 2018  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT
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By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

Senior housing occupancy lowest in eight years, data shows

July 17, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Nursing care occupancy rates fell again during the first quarter of 2018 according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Wisconsin faces growing long-term care demands versus dwindling work force

July 16, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.

Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

July 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state.

Reports, reality disagree in latest government data

July 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequate.

Ascension expands services throughout Michigan, other states

July 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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As Ascension Michigan continues to reorganize its operations and rebrand its 15 hospitals, the Roman Catholic...

Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

Maine votes to fund nursing homes

June 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The state Legislature enacted on June 20 a bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to fund Maine’s nursing homes, part of a $41 million spending package.

Senator calls for open VA nursing home ratings

June 22, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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U.S. Senator Doug Jones Tuesday filed an amendment that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on or before November 11 to the U.S. Congress on the ratings given to VA-run nursing homes.

Veterans Affairs nursing home ratings worse than originally indicated, report says

June 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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The VA made some of its ratings public last week after receiving questions from the Globe and USA TODAY about all the secrecy.

HHS Secretary Azar eyes new SNF model, long-term care sustainability

June 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar warned nursing homes on Tuesday that his agency will use Medicare to cut down on excessive, expensive care and hospital readmissions to nudge post-acute and long-term services into value-based community care.

Sizing Up Nursing Homes Via Technology

June 6, 2018  |  Raul Valdes-Perez, PhD and Andre Lessa
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Wondering how your facility performs compared to others? Automated benchmarking reveals new kinds of comparative insights for successful performance improvement and marketing.

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