The best of 2016

CMS mandates, dementia care strategies, cross-team collaboration and ageism culture change—We checked our web visits and social media stats to see which in-depth articles were the most popular among our readers in 2016. Did you miss any of these?

The cost of payroll-based journal reporting adding up fast

Skilled nursing facilities are quickly finding the Payroll-Based Journal Reporting, mandated timekeeping regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are more time-consuming than anticipated. Technology writer David Raths explores strategies to meet the compliance deadlines in time.

Don't call me 'honey': Avoiding elderspeak

When it comes to culture change, put your awareness where your mouth is. What you say—and how you say it—affects the dynamics of staff/resident relationships, especially in dementia care. This story was our most popular of the year on Facebook.

Paint me a memory

For people with cognitive impairment, a picture is worth more than all words. Read about memory care programs that harness the power of art to engage residents and help them express themselves.

One-on-one with…Cynthia Morton

What's in store for long-term care regulations in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

2016 OPTIMA Award: The complete coverage

The 2016 OPTIMA Award winner, the Texas Land Board State Veterans Homes (TLBVH), has spent more than two years studying the behavioral triggers of a growing nursing home demographic: Veterans with dementia. Long-Term Living's Pamela Tabar spent two days visiting the program’s pilot site and learning how traditional skilled nursing approaches need to be adjusted to provide the quality care veteran residents deserve.

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