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AHCA/NCAL opening session: Team leadership, quality improvement needed in changing times

October 5, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The opening general session of the AHCA/NCAL Annual Conference and Expo focused on the importance of cross-discipline teamwork, with special highlights on the role of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

ALFA launches advocacy fund to support state-level issues

October 1, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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ALFA starts a fundraising campaign to support advocacy and engagement at state chapters.

Argentum names new COO, restructures organization

October 1, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Argentum, formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America, creates new executive leadership position and restructures organization to emphasize advocacy, programs and education arms.

ALFA changes its name to Argentum

September 29, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Assoicate Editor
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ALFA rebranding as Argentum reflects changes in the senior living industry and a new organizational focus.

PHI names new federal affairs director

September 17, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), one of the nation's key policy advocates for the direct-care workforce, welcomes Daniel Rutherford Wilson as its new director of federal affairs.

CDC releases guidance to help nursing homes combat antibiotic-resistant infections

September 16, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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CDC data indicates that up to 75 percent of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes are given incorrectly. This new tool encourages antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes.

The Joint Commission launches antibiotics awareness campaign

September 15, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The agency’s new educational program aims to curb inappropriate antibiotic use by helping residents and families understand what antibiotics can—and can't—do.

GAO to conduct review of Nursing Home Compare tool

August 31, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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After being scrutinized by senators in three states, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct a review of the Nursing Home Compare tool.

NADONA’s Dornberger nominated to antibiotics council

August 26, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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In a concentrated effort to halt the spread and severity of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, an advisory council will be assembled to combat this serious health threat

LeadingAge exec appointed to IOM health policy board

August 26, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Robyn Stone, DrPH , is the senior vice president at LeadingAge and the executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research

Federal court upholds wage laws for home health workers

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The law guarantees overtime and minimum wage protection to home healthcare workers.

Pace steps down from Advancing Excellence, joins Alzheimer's Association

August 21, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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One of long-term care's busiest advocates and policy influencers shifts leadership to the Alzheimer's Association.

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