Top Stories

Partnerships@Work: 5 strategies for introducing staff to an EHR

Russell Schwartz and Theresa Sanderson

Getting staff on board with a new electronic health record (EHR) can be daunting. A Connecticut provider shares how concerted training efforts with its EHR system vendor helped ensure a smooth transition for staff and residents.

Weight-resistance therapy programs can reduce falls

Robert Kunio

Dramatic results from a recent study indicate that integrating Progressive Resistance Exercise (PRE) into the active range of motion portion of a restorative program improves strength and balance.

Online marketing for assisted living

Megan Combs, Associate Editor

More seniors and their families are using the Internet to evaluate and "window shop" for assisted living communities. What does your website say about you?

Improving your website on a budget

July 30, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Three long-term care marketing professionals weigh in on the 5 things any community can do to make its website more friendly to prospective customers, even on a tight budget.

CMS, Rhode Island partner on new dual-eligible care model

July 30, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is partnering with the state of Rhode Island to try out a new model for providing person-centered care to Medicare/Medicaid dual enrollees.

The aging brain and its influence on sound processing

July 29, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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For years, greeting card companies have spoofed some seniors’ inability to accurately interpret what is said to them to what they actually hear. There’s a reason why this happens and it’s all in their heads, according to new research.

CMS: National health spending projections juggle expanded coverage, high-cost drugs

July 28, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Overall national healthcare spending is expected to rise by modest amounts during the decade from 2014-2024, notes a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services budget report released today.

NOTICE Act receives full Senate approval

July 28, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Legislation to inform Medicare beneficiaries of their outpatient status has passed through the legislative branch without a hitch. Now, it’s off to the White House.

6 resident care pitfalls for SNFs

July 28, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Six common resident care issues can become big problems for skilled nursing facility care if not dealt with carefully. The Justice in Aging organization suggests ways to confront and solve them.

Women impersonate nursing home staff, allegedly steal $11k of jewelry

July 27, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Police in North Carolina are looking for two women who suited up in hospital scrubs and allegedly stole jewelry from residents at two nursing homes.

Photo project captures the picture of joy

July 27, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Residents at Avanti Senior Living are getting camera-ready for a new photography project about living life passionately in older years.

Long-Term Living wins Gold, Silver at national ASBPE awards

July 25, 2015     The Long-Term Living Editors
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Long-Term Living's content wins big at this year's American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) national awards banquet in New York City. See which articles took the prizes!

Anthem to buy Cigna in $54B deal

July 24, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Anthem’s purchase of Cigna constitutes the largest health insurance deal in history, but regulators will be watching closely for impacts on market competition.

Blogs

Working at moving out: Part 3

July 27, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Mindy and CG, who live the same SNF as Long-Term Living’s resident blogger Kathleen Mears, continue to take steps to transition as a couple into the community at large.

Side-tracked by side rails

July 21, 2015     Alan C. Horowitz, RN, JD

Side rails may sound like a great safety tool, but unless the use of side rails is properly assessed and documented, their usage can pose great risks to residents and the facility.

On the road to burnout

July 20, 2015     Kathleen Mears

It happens in most professions, but the tensions that lead burnout in long-term care are magnified by the pressures—and responsibilities—of caring for people.

A fire system check can be unnerving

July 13, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Fire alarms are one of the most important protections to residents and staff to ensure their safety. But the alarm system must be checked regularly tor a faulty fire alarm system could be fatal.