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Providers must change the language of aging, speakers say

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Senior living housing and services providers can—and should—direct efforts to alter negative language and perceptions related to age and aging, LeadingAge leaders say.

6 scooter dangers and how to address them

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

As scooters become more common in senior living environments, so do provider concerns related to safety and legal issues. Here are some tips about what you can and cannot do.

CCRCs: Navigating rough financial waters

Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

So, you built it, and they haven’t come (yet). How will you parlay your CCRC investments? Financial experts and long-term care CEOs provide tips on how to keep your CCRC in the black.

Kindred gets a new CEO

October 30, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new Kindred Healthcare, recently merged with Gentiva Health Services, now gets its first CEO change in a decade.

ONC reiterates: DeSalvo will maintain leadership

October 29, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Industry concerns and media frenzy over the departures at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology prompts reassurances from the government about who will head the ONC.

Telemedicine in nursing homes cuts hospitalizations

October 29, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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Fewer hospitalizations occur among residents in nursing homes that use telemedicine, a study shows.

 

Studies support new wound care for diabetic foot ulcers

October 29, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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Clinical studies support the use of tissue regeneration therapies for diabetic foot ulcers.

 

Political involvement: What is acceptable?

October 28, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Senior living communities can participate in politics—with some caveats.

Enclara expands, rebrands

October 28, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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One of the country's largest palliative care pharmacy companies changes its name to reflect its new acquisitions.

3 ways to fight the flu

October 28, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A three-pronged approach can help prevent influenza or reduce its effects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PointClickCare launches direct messaging tool

October 27, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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PointClickCare integrates direct email messaging into its EHR platform.

 

FDA approves urinary prosthesis for women

October 27, 2014     Richard R. Rogoski
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A non-surgical device for women with urinary issues gets the OK from the FDA.

 

Leadership upheaval continues at ONC

October 24, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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This week’s departure of the top two executives at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are the latest in a series of leadership turnovers at ONC. What will it mean for IT initiatives for quality improvement and...

Blogs

OSHA's here! Know your rights

October 28, 2014     Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

When OSHA surveyors come knocking, neither the organization nor its employees can be bullied. Compliance expert Steve Wilder explains everyone's rights during an inspection.

 

Vampire eyes

October 27, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Fads come and go. When younger employees wear extreme “fashions” on the job, however, it can be disturbing—if not frightening—to some residents.

Glen Campbell, filmmakers show strength in making Alzheimer’s documentary

October 24, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

A documentary, a foundation and training materials for caregivers are arising from one man's wish to share "the gnarly truth" about dementia, and the filmmakers and family members who took up the challenge.

I need to go to the bathroom!

October 20, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Preserving continence is important to a resident’s dignity and self-esteem. Unfortunately, some residents have to rely on others to assist them and the timing might not always be convenient.