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The care conundrum

September 26, 2016  | 
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Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

Primaris and Digital Collaboration Solutions merge

September 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The merger of the two companies, which had worked as partners since May 2015, will bring new care coordination expertise to Primaris’ growing quality improvement resources.

NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

September 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO to step down

September 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Risa Lavizzo-Mourney has announced she will step down as president and CEO the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held for almost 14 years. 

Get connected this National Assisted Living Week

September 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Celebrate those who served and their caregivers who live in assisted living and residential care communities with National Assisted Living Week. 

Industry Insights

Not much gray on the silver screen

September 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An analysis of the 100 top-grossing films of 2015 show seniors in a less-than-flattering light, especially in comparison to a Humana survey that found the story of aging is much more uplifting. 

An extra special birthday treat

September 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A 105-year-old’s birthday wish has come true: A cake delivered by a hunky firefighter. 

SCPC to Congress: Fix conflicting oversight and definitions of 'LTC pharmacy'

September 13, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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As senior care continues to spread into an array of settings, providers can be confused by the patchwork of regulations and the conflicting definitions of what constitutes a long-term care pharmacy.

Vitamin D may help reduce asthma attacks

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A meta-analysis of people with mostly mild to moderate asthma found that vitamin D supplements decreased the number of asthma attacks that required use of oral steroids and reduced the number of trips to the emergency department.

Sanofi, Google-owner form new diabetes management company

September 13, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The French pharmaceutical and Verily Life Sciences LLC announced a nearly $500 million joint venture aimed at offering devices and services for people with diabetes, one of the fastest growing disease markets. 

Blogs

The care conundrum

September 26, 2016    

Resident blogger Kathy Mears watches how one resident’s changing health condition affects her family. That requires a lot of coordination for staff to communicate and keep everyone updated on an institutional level. 

The praying mantis

September 19, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears gets the creepy crawlies when her aides can't seem to kill her new insect roommate.

Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016     Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

"My employees want to carry a concealed weapon to work." The decision to allow or prohibit "concealed carry" on your premises is a lot more complicated than you think, even if state law allows it.

Dining dilemmas

September 13, 2016     Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathy Mears doesn’t know how meal plans are made, but she knows that when she’s eating simply to eat and not for enjoyment, the food doesn’t taste as delicious.