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The long-term plan on skilled nursing and healthcare REITs

January 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

Setting an example

December 28, 2017  |  Bruce Williams
article

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. 

Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

Humana joins the Kindred buyers' table

December 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

December 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

The heartbreak of caring

December 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.

Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

December 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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?

End-of-life wishes by video

December 6, 2017  |  Judith Graham, KHN
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More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

Fire safety for the holidays

November 28, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek
blog

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.

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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.

CMS adds online tool for quality measures

November 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

AARP Foundation sues to stop nursing home evictions

November 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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.

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