A new “doc fix” law and MedPAC report seek to tighten spending for long-term care facilities.
Far more than pill-counters, long-term care pharmacists are emerging as valuable players on the resident care team.
In Step 5 of the continuing series on Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, discusses the importance of establishing a plan to complete the prerequisites to ensure successful implementation.
What financial worries keep residents and prospective residents up at night? New survey results are revealing.
Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will be stepping down from his post effective May 16, according to preliminary news media reports.
A new development intiative integrates end-of-life documentation into the electronic medical record.
A leading pharmacy provider wins approval for a bi-directional interface with a major long-term care-based EHR.
The accountable care organization model is presenting organizational accountability challenges to Medicare, according to a new study and related commentary, which suggest a solution, too.
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Many nursing home administrators are not convinced that pay-for-performance initiatives will increase revenues or improve quality, according to a new study.
A new invention combining a contact lens and a miniature camera may someday help the blind.
A controversial new law in New York will allow nurse practitioners to practice without a written practice agreement with a physician.
The BlackBerry mobile device company enters the healthcare market by partnering with an IT provider.
Country singer Glen Campbell moves into a memory care facility as a documentary about his life with Alzheimer's disease is about to debut.
If residents request an activity that challenges the boundaries of good taste, should the facility weigh in on its appropriateness for the majority?
An online show aims to keep quality of life high for seniors by improving the function and look of their living spaces.
Are residents being treated like children by giving them “permission” to pursue their interests or are facilities and families protecting them from themselves?
As we age, some absentmindedness is acceptable. But in long-term care, can negativity and impatience cause enough stress to trigger brain “blips”?
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In this issue: Safety protocols, how to challenge surveys, and what seniors see when they visit your CCRC.