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PHI: Immigration policy changes could impact 1 million direct care workers

June 21, 2017  |  PHI
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Government policies that impact immigrant workers could have devastating effects on senior care warns PHI, a national organization for the direct care workforce.

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.

Balancing resident safety with quality of life

June 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four senior living executives weigh in on the threat of litigation and demands of helicopter children while providing a meaningful life for residents. 

DNH orders could significantly reduce ER visits: JAMDA study

June 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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If "Do Not Hospitalize" orders were as common as "Do Not Resuscitate" orders, SNFs could see far fewer ER visits/hospital transfers while respecting end-of-life wishes.

CMS backpedals on arbitration restrictions

June 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reconsidering its previous ban on pre-dispute agreements as binding arbitration.

Kathleen Lovato receives 2017 Eli Pick Leadership Award

June 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The American College of Health Care Administrators award honors skilled nursing facility administrators that demonstrate excellence in leadership and facility quality benchmarks.

Elderly resident faces arson, aggravated assault charges

June 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A 76-year-old resident faces charges over a fire in his bedroom at a Georgia personal care home.

Suncoast Hospice awarded for community outreach

May 31, 2017  |  Empath Health
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The Florida hospice provider created programs to embrace the vibrant cultural and ethnic diversity of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg region.

Children want parents to age at home

May 25, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A recent survey found adult children prefer their parents age at home compared to a long-term care facility.

Are you a transformational leader?

May 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Even the best staffs will get only so far without leaders who ask them to explore new ideas and push them to move beyond the status quo.

The values and risks of employee satisfaction surveys

May 19, 2017  |  Joanne Madden
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Employee satisfaction surveys can be a helpful retention tool, but they also can raise red flags with employment law attorneys.

Greater expectations for living in long-term care

May 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Four senior living executives share their thoughts on the state of the industry and the challenges that are driving culture change.