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Customer service excellence includes employees

Marlene (Marty) Butler

What if we approached our employees using the same principles we apply to customer service? Benefits include a reduction in injury claims and employee retention.

CMS releases Stage 3 proposed rule

Gabriel Perna and David Raths

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

Senate kicks SGR vote to April

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Healthcare professionals now will have to wait until April 13 for any action related to the sustainable growth rate formula.

Study may cause employers to ensure nurse pay equity, authors say

March 27, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Employers of registered nurses have another reason to look at their pay structures to ensure that they don’t contain inequities, say the authors of a new study.

Study: Mexican American elders live longer, but often with a disability

March 27, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

A new study explores the patterns of functional decline of Mexican Americans as they age and the implications for their families.

Knowledge of Alzheimer's diagnosis empowers people, association says

March 27, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Disclosing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease permits people to plan for the future and maximum the benefits of therapy, yet a new report finds that such diagnoses are revealed in only 45 percent of cases.

Hospice, home care providers march on Washington

March 27, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Defining the work week and expanding caregiver duties were two of the issues on the table as the National Association for Home Care & Hospice March on Washington took place March 22 to 25.

Collaboration tackles chronic care management

March 27, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

Collaborating companies are establishing a connectivity platform for chronic care management.


U.S. House passes doc-fix bill that would repeal SGR

March 26, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to end the sustainable growth rate formula, passing a permanent doc-fix instead.

Interactive tablet helps seniors manage medications

March 25, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

A reminder tablet for seniors spurs $1 million in new funding for MedaCheck.


Acquisition adds support to senior living operations software

March 25, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

The acquisition of Windmill Software and its TheWorxHub will bolster niche software solution for the senior living market.


Major drug retailers named in FDA complaint

March 25, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

The quality of manufacture and efficacy may be called into question when the country of origin is a mystery to the user. Made in U.S.A. Foundation stresses the importance of labeling medications and supplements.

Partnership to focus on therapeutics for age-related diseases

March 25, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

A public-private partnership will focus on developing therapeutics for age-related diseases.



Unwarranted discipline

March 30, 2015     Kathleen Mears

While order and efficiency need to be maintained, can a facility become too heavy-handed when a resident is delayed by other circumstances?

Tips and talk about aging eyes

March 25, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

People over 65 have seen a lot in their lifetimes. Maintaining eye health will ensure that they continue to enjoy the people, the places and the world that offers so much to see.

Inside an isolation order

March 23, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Suffering from a UTI is uncomfortable experience. Couple that with MRSA and the illness becomes a tactical challenge in infection control.

Seeking OPTIMA innovation

March 19, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Each year, Long-Term Living’s OPTIMA Award seeks out the brightest and best projects and programs that enhance resident quality of life and embody the true spirit of person-centered care.