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Long-Term Living wins 3 ASHPE awards

April 29, 2016  |  The Long-Term Living editors
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Long-Term Living wins a trifecta of awards this year, including the Gold Award for Best Regular Department for its...

Alaska cites AL for lack of training in workplace violence

April 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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State labor citations at an Alaska assisted living home have other LTC operators checking the status of their staff training on workplace violence.

Aging on the big screen

April 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior editor Nicole Stempak headed to the 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. In an unexpected plot twist, she found there weren’t many films featuring older adults, part of a larger narrative on aging. 

Brookdale resident dances her way to 'The Ellen Show'

April 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Brookdale Senior Living program director recognizes a resident’s love for dancing and Ellen DeGeneres, so when she won the chance to grant the wish of a resident’s lifetime, she had to go to Los Angeles. 

Is tweeting golden for seniors?

April 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new clinical research project is pairing college students with seniors to teach each other about Twitter. As seniors learn how to use the social media platform, students learn whether being connected improves emotions, language and cognitive function in...

Industry Insights

CMS adds quality measures to 5-star rating system

April 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adds six new quality measures to the Nursing Home Compare system, including data on short-stay residents' trips to the emergency room.

Post Acute Medical buys HealthSouth's Beaumont Rehab Hospital

April 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Beaumont, Texas, location increases Post Acute Medical's market foothold in specialty post-acute care in the state.

Are you ready for PBJ transactions?

April 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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With the new CMS reporting requirements looming, skilled nursing facilities are gearing up for the mandatory Payroll-Based Journal data transactions for direct-care workers.

Hand hygiene and superbugs

April 26, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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New residents arriving from a hospital often have multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) on their hands that can spread quickly across the LTC facility, yet resident hand washing is still overlooked as a protocol, a JAMA study says.

ACHCA honors 2016 award winners

April 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The American College of Health Care Administrators annual conference lauded the brightest and best in its award program, including Long-Term Living’s resident blogger Kathleen Mears!

Blogs

Aging on the big screen

April 28, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior editor Nicole Stempak headed to the 40th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. In an unexpected plot twist, she found there weren’t many films featuring older adults, part of a larger narrative on aging. 

CG's almost 8 months out

April 25, 2016    

Sometimes leaving a facility can be just as frustrating as living in one. Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how a former housemate, CG, is struggling with living in the outside community.

The caped crusader

April 18, 2016     Kathleen Mears

When bad weather thwarts social plans, a "girls day in" can be just as fun, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.

An apparent seamless transition

April 11, 2016     Kathleen Mears

For nursing homes residents, the transience of living space can be difficult to accept, especially when a resident dies.