2015 Business Outlook: Important dates

December 19, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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

2015 Business Outlook: Technology

December 18, 2014     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: Professionalism

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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.

2015 Business Outlook: Staffing

December 17, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

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.

2015 Business Outlook: Quality

December 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The third installment of our multi-part series on challenges facing those serving older adults looks at governmental and other efforts to improve quality.

2015 Business Outlook: Service reach

December 16, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In the second installment of our multi-part series examining challenges facing providers, Long-Term Living takes a look at how those in senior housing and services are adapting their offerings in response to the desire of older adults to “age in place,” wherever they are.

2015 Business Outlook: Payment

December 15, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In the first installment of a multi-part series examining challenges in the new year, Long-Term Living explores why some government initiatives under testing or development give pause to many providers serving older adults.

ONC widens scope of EHR incentives program

December 11, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The Electronic Health Record Incentives Program, currently limited to hospitals and certain other providers, may be expanded to a wider field of care providers, include those in long-term care.

Incoming ALFA chief's priorities include fortifying ties, implementing agenda

December 8, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

James Balda tells Long-Term Living that strengthening relationships with state chapters and affiliates and implementing an ambitious agenda will be his priorities when he assumes his new role Jan. 15.

Spending on nursing facility, CCRC care was $155.8 billion in 2013, CMS says

December 3, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Spending on care in nursing facilities and continuing care retirement communities totaled $155.8 billion in 2013, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This amount represents growth of 2.4 percent, compared with 2.0 percent in 2012.

Forging long-term care and home health partnerships

December 3, 2014     Kurt Kazanowski

Building partnerships with companies offering strategic services can increase your business, improve operations, track data and increase referrals.

One-on-one with...Scott McFadden

December 2, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

After years of losses, turning around a financially failing nursing home takes more than stopgap measures, explains Scott McFadden, CEO of Lutheran Home & Hardwood Place.

Wracked by RACs?

December 1, 2014     David Schweighoefer, Esq.

Sooner or later, most skilled nursing facilities encounter recovery audit contractors (RACs). A healthcare legal expert explains how to handle RAC visits and what to do when claims are denied.

Winter depression in the elderly can be SAD

November 26, 2014     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor

In long-term care, residents can experience symptoms of seasonal depression, which might go unrecognized unless caregivers and families keep a watchful eye.

White House Conference on Aging agenda items recommended by associations

November 25, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Leaders in organizations representing seniors housing and services providers share with Long-Term Living their wish lists for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging. Do you agree with their picks?

Skin is in

November 20, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Keeping the bedsores at bay is about much more than body-turning protocols. Helping residents and their families understand the importance of skin health can make fighting unnecessary skin breakdown a group effort.

The battle over immigration reform

November 18, 2014     Bob Gatty

One of the first political “hot potatoes” the new Congress must address is amnesty for illegal immigrants, which would present long-term care organizations a broader pool of potential caregivers.

CMS proposes to add annual lung cancer screening for high-risk seniors

November 17, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

CMS has followed the lead of a preventive services agency and proposed coverage of annual lung cancer screenings for certain older adults. But can Medicare afford it?

What the election results mean for you

November 11, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

What's in store for those who serve older Americans now that the political landscape will be changing? Several leaders of associations representing providers share their thoughts with Long-Term Living.

ALFA plans big changes

November 10, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The interim CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America outlines an ambitious agenda in an exclusive interview with Long-Term Living.

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