Policy

Best Practices in Creating Smooth Leadership Transitions in Senior Care Organizations

Upper-level management play a key role in how well staff are able to adapt to leadership shifts. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Leslie Eber

Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, is the medical director of the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Read More »

Is it Time to Revisit Your Facility’s Natural Disaster Plan?

Three experts share best practices to help ensure your facility’s natural disaster plan is strong. Read More »

Ways Senior Care Communities Can Improve Medication Management

Medication management is now more challenging than ever given current staff shortages and heightened workloads. Read More »

CMS Targets Vaccines and Work Restrictions as Staff COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket

In conjunction with community spread over the past few weeks, the number of nursing homes with new COVID-19 infections has increased. Read More »

Challenges Facing Senior Care in 2022

We reached out to experts in the senior care field to learn their predictions about the coming year. Read More »

COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes: Are You Doing All Four Kinds?

Testing is one of the key tools that nursing homes and other postacute care providers have to prevent and contain COVID outbreaks. Read More »

Early Illness Detection in Residents Saves Missouri Nursing Homes and Payers $32 Million

Early illness detection has long been recognized for its importance in improving nursing home resident recovery and health outcomes. It's also a money-saver. Read More »

Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Nursing Home Staff

Nursing homes must require that staff are vaccinated in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. Read More »

Long-Term Care Demand Surge: Partnerships Can Help Facilities Prepare

The long-term care industry is facing increased demand that will more than triple in the coming three decades. Read More »

How to Forge Strong Relationships with Residents’ Families

Positive communication and regular interactions with residents’ families are key to building trust. Read More »

What Senior Care Facilities Need to Know About the Delta Variant

A doctor explains why the Delta variant is so easily transmissible, and the measures he recommends to protect residents. Read More »

COVID-19 Trends in Nursing Homes Make CMS “Very Concerned”

A surge of COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents and staff combined with stagnant vaccination rates for staff is a warning sign. Read More »

What the Long-Term Care Equality Index 2021 Reveals About LGBTQ Inclusion in Senior Care Settings

LGBTQ seniors fear being discriminated against or not being able to get the care they need. Read More »

Quality Skilled Nursing Notes in SNFs Require Management

The new focus on nursing documentation is consistent with the fact that many SNFs no longer provide straight therapy to Part A residents. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD

Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD is the Medical Director of the Hebrew Home of Riverdale, which has cared for residents for more than 100 years. Read More »

What We Can Do to Preserve the Future of Long-Term Care

The long-term care industry faces multiple challenges, many of which were in existence before the pandemic. Where do we go from here? Read More »

The Growing Role of AI in the Senior Care Industry

What options are best for your facility, and how can you best get started using AI? Read More »

How to Support Families and Residents Through the Joy and Grief of Reopening Visits

The first in-person visits after lockdown can evoke a wide range of emotions in residents and family members alike. Read More »

Creative Ideas for Marketing Senior Care Facilities During the Pandemic

It’s essential for facilities to deliver consistent messaging and transparency across all of their marketing platforms. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

Dr. Wasserman is an ardent proponent of improving the quality of life for our nation’s seniors. Read More »

Reforming the Survey Process: An Interview with Alan C. Horowitz

Many within the long-term care sector feel the Medicare/Medicaid survey system is in need of reform. Read More »

Perspectives: Will People Return to Senior Care Facilities After the Pandemic? (Part II)

One expert predicts that the definition of facilities and the role they play will change, even if there is no dramatic physical restructuring. Read More »

Perspectives: Will People Return to Senior Care Facilities After the Pandemic? (Part I)

Will more families opt to keep loved ones at home, rather than relying on senior care facilities? What would this mean for the industry? Read More »

Key Findings About Nursing Home Resident Experiences During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered not only how nursing homes function, but also how residents experience life. Read More »

New Evidence on the MMR Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against COVID-19

We’re pleased to share new evidence of the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. Read More »

Safely Welcoming Visitors to Senior Care Facilities

Allowing visitors back is full of new challenges. Here are some strategies to keep in mind. Read More »

Significant Provider Victory in Major COVID-19 Case

Life Care Center of Kirkland has achieved a significant legal victory relating to its much-maligned handling of an early COVID-19 outbreak. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Arif Nazir

Dr. Nazir talks about COVID testing, therapeutics, and keeping spirits high during this challenging time. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, President-Elect of AMDA

Dr. Steinberg champions the care provided by nursing homes and the value of perspective and kindness. Read More »