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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.

Trained staff enhance the resident experience

Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

Ramp up staff knowledge and create buy-in to improve resident experiences by using the latest training programs and approaches.

Health, housing focus of new task force

Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Two former senators and two former Housing and Urban Development secretaries are leading a one-year Bipartisan Policy Center effort to address issues at the intersection of senior housing and health.

Fraud prevention, enforcement efforts recover $3.3B in FY 2014

March 30, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The government’s healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $3.3 billion in fiscal year 2014 from individuals and companies that attempted to defraud federal health programs serving seniors and others, according to a new report.

Bedside terminal combines clinical, entertainment features

March 30, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

A new bedside terminal doubles as a clinical tool and entertainment center.


CAST releases IT strategy workbook for LTPAC organizations

March 30, 2015     Richard R. Rogoski

A new workbook will help long-term and post-acute care organizations strategically plan and implement information technology solutions.


Nurse pay equity: Employers may work to ensure it after this study, 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.



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.