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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.
2016 Leader of Tomorrow award recipient Bruce William thanks a former boss turned mentor for showing him how to serve and move the long-term care industry forward.
SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.
The Kentucky insurer is the latest to buy a piece of Kindred, and the deal could have significant impacts on Humana’s competitive edge in seniors’ at-home care.
Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.
Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.
Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?
More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?
Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays.
The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.
The web-accessible version of the CMS Measures Inventory Tool (CMIT) will make it easier for providers to track their quality measures across the care continuum.
The organization is taking up its first court case on behalf of a woman with Alzheimer’s who was discharged from her nursing home without warning.