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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
There is huge demographic transition well under way involving the aging of the USA. However, the idea that it provides "Inevitable Tailwinds" for Skilled Nursing or for REITs is incorrect.
The founder of the two long-term care nursing associations plans to step down after a nearly 20-year career in improving senior care.
America’s twenty-somethings are on pace to boost the workforce as nearly one million registered nurses are reaching retirement age in the next decade.
Caregivers need to reserve a bit of time in their busy days to appreciate a crucial senior care asset—themselves.
Providers often hire a director of nursing with decades of experience, but one Wisconsin nursing home chose to cultivate its own homegrown talent for the position.
A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.
Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations.
The workforce advocacy organization wants to open the dialogue about how to tackle the problems in the direct care workforce.
The tool is the first recognized by the National Quality Forum to measure hospitalization rates among those who have stayed in a skilled nursing facility for more than 100 days.
The product will help skilled nursing facilities maximize their 5-star ratings under the CMS's Nursing Home Compare system.
The SNF’s nurses will now be able to consult with physicians any time, day or night.
A report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found Medicare beneficiaries of minority racial/ethnic groups reported receiving worse care than whites.