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AHCA/NCAL announce new quality goals

March 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

​Quality improvement continues to gain speed in long term and post-acute care, and providers are working together to identify measurable targets that are appropriate for this care setting.

Sick staff should stay home, experts say

March 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Flu-like symptoms typically last about two days on average, according to the CDC. The grey area is the duration when you can still spread the virus.

CMS ranking leads to bonuses for Niagara Falls nursing home

February 21, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

Texas hospice center pushing proper disposal of opioids

February 20, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Cypress Basin Hospice in Mount Pleasant said it has joined a coalition aimed at preventing prescription drugs from falling into the hands of substance abusers.

Company launches new technology to compare nursing homes

February 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Users easily discover how a nursing home stands out, excels, or falls short compared to other facilities via automated, objective insights in straightforward English.

Medicaid reimbursement linked to Wisconsin nursing home closures

February 13, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Nursing home providers say Medicaid reimbursement rates may have contributed to an increase in nursing home closures in Wisconsin last year.

Improper involuntary discharges top complaints in Illinois nursing homes

February 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

For most of the almost four months she stayed at a Springfield nursing home, Susan West says she was so fearful of retaliation from the staff that she communicated with friends and family only by text message.

Nursing home resident overdoses on 20x recommended amount of oxycodone

February 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

A “very busy” nurse at a nursing home in New Hope mistakenly administered a dose of oxycodone that was 20 times too strong and caused the death of a short-term resident, according to a state investigation released Tuesday.

The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

January 31, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

Startup looks to bring ER services to skilled nursing facilities

January 30, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

With record-low occupancy, rising labor costs, and other pressures eroding the bottom line, the need for nursing homes to innovate to survive has never been more pressing.

Nursing home salaries trending lower than assisted living, continuing care retirement community employees

January 29, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The discrepancy does not carry into leadership roles such as CEO, director of nursing and activity director — all of which receive higher salaries in nursing homes on average than they do in assisted living facilities.

Aging rescue dog finds shelter in nursing home

January 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

"He's appropriately placed in a geriatric home," said Executive Director Brenda Negron with a laugh. "He's amazing."


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