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2015 Business Outlook: Technology

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Part six of our series on challenges facing those serving older adults looks at technology trends that are increasing connectivity, easing the delivery of person-centered care and preserving resident dignity.

2015 Business Outlook: Important dates

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Antipsychotic medications and therapy are just two aspects of care delivery that will be affected by deadlines in 2015.

Challenges to Medicare, Medicaid ahead

Bob Gatty

A recent congressional hearing is precursor as to what lies ahead for Medicare and Medicaid in reform efforts to reduce cost.

Gallup survey: Nurses outrank all professions on honesty and ethics

December 19, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Who do Americans trust most? You might—or might not—be surprised by the findings of a recently released public opinion poll.

Malnutrition in seniors should be addressed by Congress, GSA says

December 18, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Congress should make changes to current laws to address malnutrition in older adults, according to the Gerontological Society of America.

LeadingAge Ziegler 150 details tech use among providers

December 18, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A new report details current use of technology among senior living communities and also identifies areas of potential growth.

Flu: High-dose vaccine shows benefit in LTC residents

December 18, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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A high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than a regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study...

Coalition challenges the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

December 18, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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A coalition claims federal nutritional guidelines ignore the nutritional needs of children, older adults and ethnic minorities.

2015 Business Outlook: Professionalism

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Part five of our series on challenges facing those serving older adults examines ways in which providers are authenticating their professionalism to help them communicate quality and differentiate themselves among those seeking services.

Largest healthcare workers’ union hits the picket lines in NY

December 17, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The nation's largest healthcare workers union holds a picket to protest benefit cuts and contract struggles.

Tennessee will use federal funding to experiment with LTSS

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Tennessee will receive up to $65 million over the next two years to implement and test its State Health Care Innovation Plan, including the provision of long-term services and supports.

Nursing home care, rehab hospital care not equal, group maintains

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission should reject a proposal to pay the same amount for rehabilitation care whether it occurs in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or a nursing home, the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association says.

2015 Business Outlook: Staffing

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The fourth installment of our multi-part series on challenges facing the senior living industry examines efforts to recruit, replace and maintain workers as the need for aging services increases.

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Delivering dynamics

December 18, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Long-term and post-acute care providers will grapple with crucial issues in 2015, and will have to put the pieces together amid new business models and new initiatives. The key is to look forward instead of back.

5 tips for happy holiday visits

December 16, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Caregivers and nursing homes can help families have happier holiday visits by doing a few things in advance. Here are five tips to avoid “visit crises” and make everything easier for residents and their visiting families during the holidays.

Dealing with SAD

December 15, 2014     Kathleen Mears

Many environmental conditions can affect the human condition—the tides, pollution, humidity. Long-Term Living’s resident blogger Kathleen Mears has displayed some of the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

Ezekiel Emanuel: Meaning, not length, most important in life

December 13, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Some may have been misled by a recent essay in The Atlantic, author Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, says. His published views on aging and the end of life, however, have implications for policymakers and professional caregivers.