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Medicare crunch time with Trump administration, Part II

December 1, 2016     Robert Gatty

Contributor Robert Gatty ponders whether sweeping reforms are ahead as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet and Republicans retain majority in Congress. 

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Financing affordable assisted living

November 23, 2016     Steve Kennedy

The national need for affordable assisted living is surging, but how will we find the funds to build more?

Five ways to spot employee talent

November 20, 2016     Denise Boudreau-Scott

Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.  

Wander management systems

November 20, 2016     David Raths

Vendors weigh in on the evolving technology and the issue of balancing resident rights and safety.

Prescriptive analytics: The next step in putting residents first

November 19, 2016     Dan Hogan, President and CEO, Medalogix

What if data could help navigate your healthcare journey the way traffic apps guide you on the best routes? Predictive analytics is the insight into the process and the outcomes.

By Dan Hogan, President and CEO, Medalogix

Reducing HAIs and improving LTC resident health

November 15, 2016     Thom Wellington

Long-term care facilities and hospitals are becoming more aware of the need for diligent infection control in resident populations--including better training.

Medicare crunch time with Trump administration?

November 10, 2016     Robert Gatty

The next administration will have to cut back on Medicare spending and fraud. Contributor Robert Gatty speculates whether lawmakers will crack down on avoidable hospital admissions.

What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

November 9, 2016     Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi

As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward.

12 steps to reducing antianxiety/hypnotic meds

November 8, 2016     Caralyn Davis

Want to extend the efforts to reduce unnecessary medications even further? Here’s how you can cut back on other behavior medications in a non-pharmacological way.

Reconnecting families through Sweet Melodies

November 7, 2016     Bernie Cavis, Jerry Lynn Daniels and Paula Hader

Can music connect an old memory to a new one? Virginia's Commonwealth Senior Living created a music program to bring families together with residents with dementia.

Sanjay Gupta on longevity

November 3, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What's the secret to a long and healthy life? CNN's Chief Medical Officer Sanjay Gupta speaks on health, wellness and longevity at this week's LeadingAge Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The changing season of CMS

November 3, 2016     Tom Ealey

As the season shifts into fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a new season of regulations for long-term and post-acute care.

Five keys to an effective infection preventionist

November 2, 2016     Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

Training for dementia-friendly communication

October 31, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The didactic approach to training doesn’t work for everyone, and those who serve residents with dementia say staff training is a lot more than words.

How the RAI Manual changes encourage collaboration

October 30, 2016     Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, DNS-CT, RAC-MT

AANAC's Judi Kulus, RN breaks down the impacts of the new RAI Manual changes and why SNF needs to collaborate better among their care teams and with their outside partners—including therapy providers and home health.

The psychology of rehab

October 27, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Fretting about CJR and rehab outcomes? Here’s why one of the best additions to your rehabilitation service line might be a psychologist.

2016 OPTIMA Award: The complete coverage

October 21, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award has spent three years developing a program to train caregivers how to interact with veterans—and how to document their positive and negative behavioral interventions to increase everyone’s ability to provide better person-centered care.

Use culture to drive metrics that matter most

October 20, 2016    

What can your organization do to deliver the best branded experience for residents and employees?

By Gregg Lederman, CEO, Brand Integrity


Saluting service

October 20, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Special activities for veteran residents can help them combat isolation and cope with memories of the war experience, especially those with post-traumatic stress.