Top Stories

EHRs: Progress or pileup?

Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The long-term care industry’s adoption of electronic health records systems has made great strides in the past year. What needs to happen next?

The widening world of wearables

Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A robust information technology architecture is needed to handle the new data influx from wearable devices while maintaining quality, says one expert.

Looking for a miracle

Bob Gatty

Will the new Congress finally fix the SGR—and therapy caps? How will the costs of reforms be covered?

 

Top 10 bed bug cities in America

January 23, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Don’t pick up hitchhikers, especially those that are difficult to see.  Bed bugs like to travel. New data from Orkin names the leading destinations on a bed bug’s itinerary.

CMS adds ratings to Dialysis Facility Compare website

January 23, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added star ratings to its Dialysis Facility Compare website and plans to update the ratings annually beginning in October.

NP ranks double over past decade

January 23, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has greatly increased over the past 10 years, according to data released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Older Americans Act reauthorization proposed

January 21, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act has been introduced in the Senate.

ALFA, GSA respond to president's speech

January 21, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Assisted Living Federation of America and the Gerontological Society of America are calling on the federal government to remember older adults in the wake of the president's State of the Union address.

Paper still rules for end-of-life documents

January 21, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Paper storage of living wills and advance directives remains popular, but use of digital storage will grow as technology becomes more familiar, authors of a new report predict.

Managing wounds via EHR has numerous benefits for one SNF

January 21, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Implementing an electronic health record system and integrating an automated wound management solution into it has resulted in numerous benefits for one nursing and rehabilitation center.

President announces Precision Medicine Initiative in State of the Union address

January 20, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Finding a cure for diseases such as diabetes and cancer would be the focus of a new Precision Medicine Initiative proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.

Older adults identify policy priorities

January 20, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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You might be surprised by the policy topics deemed most important by those aged 65 or more years in a recent survey.

Hypothermia claims life of elderly Ohio woman

January 20, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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On Monday morning, a snow plow driver spotted the body of an elderly woman in the driveway of a Sagamore Hills, Ohio, assisted living facility.

Blogs

Pitch perfect: Submitting your story ideas to Long-Term Living

January 21, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Got a great article idea or business success story? Here are some tips on how to help us share your experiences and input with readers.

A good egg can keep a resident’s sunny side up

January 19, 2015     Kathleen Mears

Meals are the best part of the day for most residents, and breakfast is the most important meal. Cutting back on quality might be economical, but your residents can taste the difference.

What to expect from OSHA in 2015

January 16, 2015     Steve Wilder

Will the new Congress soften the agenda of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and be kinder, gentler and less aggressive?

Mourning the passing of the New Old Age blog

January 12, 2015     Kathleen Mears

It’s said that “all good things must come to an end,” as Long-Term Living’s resident blogger says goodbye to a trusted friend and a reliable source of information and experience.