Skilled Clinical Care

View From the Trenches: Interview with Keri Jaeger of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

In its 40 years of operation, Mount Evans has never refused to treat any patient who lacked insurance or the means to pay. 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 »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Family Communication and Connections During the Pandemic

With COVID and budget constraints, senior care facilities are searching for ways to connect residents and their families. Read More »

Are More Civil Money Penalties the Answer?

CMS has announced that it has imposed more than $15 million in civil money penalties (CMPs) on more than 3,400 nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this effective? Read More »

How To Ease Dementia Behaviors and Tensions During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the medical industry and the lives of families, especially those that have loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Safe In-Person Visits

Some facilities are moving toward allowing in-person visits again. But this is a complicated decision that needs to be made deliberately and cautiously. Read More »

Mental Health Resources for Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care environment, and staff have endured significant stress, uncertainty, and emotional challenges. Read More »

COVID-19 and the Elderly: Could MMR Vaccination Slow the Pandemic?

There is an important possible explanation for why there is such difference of COVID-19 mortality rates: the implementation of MMR vaccination programs. Read More »

How Maryland Baptist Aged Home Avoided COVID-19

Learn how administrators at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore have prevented COVID-19 from entering the facility. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Could Robotic Therapy Pets Support Senior Care Facility Residents?

For seniors with dementia, robotic pets can have a lifechanging effect. Read More »

Current Challenges are Opportunities for Dining Improvements

As senior living dining rooms prepare to reopen in senior living communities, operators need to recognize the huge opportunity they have in restarting their dining programs. Read More »

Beyond the Mask: How Caregivers Can Still Make Personal Connections

For senior care facility residents, interacting with caregivers, doctors, and specialists wearing PPE, particularly masks, can be an alienating experience. Read More »

How Healthcare Administrators Can Control COVID-19 Rumors Among Staff

Staff uncertainty and rumors can lead to confusion and unease, so facilities need to adjust their communications policies to prevent and control misinformation. Read More »

Key Resources from the CMS Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes

Here, we highlight some of the most versatile resources that senior care facilities can learn from and adopt. Read More »

Precautions to Take When Admitting Visitors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In compassionate care situations, facilities may want to allow families to visit with their loved ones. Here are some guidelines for keeping those visits safe. Read More »

CMS to Enforce Nursing Homes’ COVID-19 Reporting Effective June 7

A minimum of every seven days, nursing homes are now required to report COVID-19 information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More »

Federal Strategies and Procedures Designed to Protect Seniors

President Trump recently released a statement detailing how his administration is supporting America’s seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »

Addressing Unprecedented Talent Needs in Senior Living

For those organizations that have the will, skills and the tools to take advantage, there are real opportunities for them to hire open positions in the near term and establish brand and even industry-wide loyalty for the long term. Read More »

New COVID-19 Senior Care Survey Results Are In

Get the results of our latest insider survey on how COVID-19 is affecting the senior care industry in terms of supply and staffing challenges and more. Read More »

Combatting Ageism in Your Facility

As a culture, we tend to discount age and experience. This sets the stage for rampant ageism, and senior care facilities are not immune. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/12

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Top Ways to Support Staff Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to making sure that staff have the PPE and resources they need to work safely during this pandemic, facilities also need to make sure that staff’s mental health needs are met. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/5

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

President Trump Announces New Pandemic-Related Measures To Protect Seniors

In a statement issued April 30th, President Trump reiterated his support for the nation's seniors and announced new COVID-related protection measures. Read More »

COVID-19 Best Practices for Senior Care Facility Communications Teams

Prompt, clear communication can help senior care facilities maintain public trust, keep residents up to date, and keep staff informed. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Thursday, 4/30

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Monday, 4/13: The Easter Bunny and More

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Friday, 4/3: Therapy Chickens and More

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

CMS releases new Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes

The rapid worldwide spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is obviously of great concern to long-term care facilities. As with most things, however, preparation is preferable to panic, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new guidance that should help with these efforts. Read More »