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CA judge halts end-of-life decision making for incompetent nursing home residents

February 12, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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A judge rules physicians are no longer able to make end-of-life decisions for nursing home residents, citing the 1992 state law violates residents' constitutional rights. 

Help wanted: LTC hourly job positions reach peak need in next 10 years

February 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The senior living sector could need more than a million new workers between now and 2025, especially in five key areas, says a new report from Argentum.

CT launches background check program for LTC workers

February 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Connecticut has launched a new background check portal to allow employers to screen potential employees, contractors and volunteers who have direct contact with residents. 

CCRC to launch "virtual senior living" membership program

February 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Life Enriching Communities wants to help seniors plan for a possible transition of care while they're still healthy and independent. 

Genworth to refocus on LTC insurance offerings

February 10, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Genworth Financial Inc. announced plans to restructure as the company continues to report losses. 

Is senior living ready for a C-suite retirement exodus?

February 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Succession planning and employee incentives will become even more important over the next few years, as more than 40 percent of senior living’s top-level executives near their own retirement ages.

Scabies present at Synergy Health Center nursing home

February 10, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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State health officials confirmed a case of scabies at a Massachusetts nursing home, prompting an investigation and safety precautions.  

Job injuries linked to job loss

February 10, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Nursing home workers are more likely to be fired within six months of being injured, a new study finds. Workers are more likely to quit within six months of being injured multiple times. 

Canada takes on violence in LTC communities

February 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Ontario’s long-term care communities ask for the government’s help as aggression and violent deaths among nursing home residents continue to rise.

LPN the best job without a college degree

February 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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Job finder SimplyHired created a list of top jobs without college degrees. Topping the list is licensed practical nurse, with nearly 56,000 jobs available and room for growth.

Blogs

Tonight in Holly's world

February 8, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about a fellow resident with memory loss who is reliving her younger days as a nurse by trying to care for other residents.

Wanted: Senior-savvy tech

February 2, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

2015 may have been the buzz year for "The Internet of Things," but 2016 could be about the "Internet of Meaningful Senior Tech Things."

Get ready to focus on fire doors

February 1, 2016     Stan Szpytek

Upcoming code compliance regs are about to take a fresh look at fire doors, says Long-Term Living's fire safety experty Stan Szpytek. Here's what your facility ops and risk management teams need to know.

Roving counselors

February 1, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears describes how setting a standing appointment made her more receptive and comfortable to counseling.