LeadingAge HackFest names winners

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

This year's LeadingAge HackFest attracted interest from Australia and resulted in several projects to benefit older adults and those who care for them.

LeadingAge HackFest invites participants to 'Engage With Age'

October 20, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The event challenges teams of students and professionals to create a technology-driven tool to improve the lives of older adults and their families.

How to integrate primary care as a service line in CCRCs

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

The next hot service line for continuing care retirement communities could be one that has traditionally been outside the long-term care settings—primary care.

Medicare challenge: When will Congress be up to the task?

October 17, 2014     Bob Gatty

Will members of Congress ever be able to cross the political divide and come up with a workable solution to Medicare funding?

Tackling two nursing home infection risks

October 13, 2014     Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

Clinical experts discuss how diligent attention to incontinence and wound care can prevent infections.

Extendicare to pay $38M to settle care, billing allegations

October 11, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In “the largest failure-of-care settlement with a chain-wide skilled nursing facility" in U.S. Department of Justice history, Extendicare and a subsidiary will pay $38 million to resolve allegations of substandard care and inappropriate billing.

Stemming the threat of MDROs

October 10, 2014     Tobi Schwartz-Cassell

Fighting resistant organisms takes strong tactics because of years of antibiotic abuse. Prevention protocols, adequate staffing and awareness are key to avoiding the creation of bigger, badder bugs.

Seniors housing demand up, construction down, NIC MAP says

October 10, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

”Stronger job growth, growing consumer confidence and the broad recovery in the stock market are contributing to the gains seen in occupancy and rent growth in seniors housing in the third quarter," according to the latest NIC MAP data.

CCRC's intergenerational program featured on national news

October 10, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

When a CCRC invited college-aged students to live at its community, both students and residents benefited. CBS shared the story.

Differentiate your community through activities

October 9, 2014     Debbie Bouknight, AC-BC, ACC, CDP, and Brenda Scott, AC-BC, ADC

Improved quality of life for residents and increased marketing opportunities for the campus are only a few of the advantages of raising the bar on your activities programming.




Appreciation can lead to great work

October 7, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Employers and employees benefit when managers take the time to recognize the efforts of workers, according to a speaker at the AHCA/NCAL annual meeting.

Parkinson: 'It's time to go on the offensive'

October 6, 2014     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Skilled nursing and assisted living providers must set the agenda and offer solutions to the federal government to address the challenges facing them, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson told those attending the opening session of the organization's annual meeting.

One-on-one with…Maureen Hewitt

October 6, 2014     Julie Thompson

Maureen Hewitt, president and CEO of InnovAge, explains why the next big growth in long-term care might be providing healthcare and support services beyond the walls of traditional senior care.

Train to retain

October 2, 2014     Christina Murphy, EdD, PHR

Organizational development helps to manage rapid change and retain great employees.

Partnering for post-acute care

September 30, 2014     Jim Bowe

The second part of our two-part series on post-acute strategies and tactics examines how post-acute care providers can partner to succeed in an integrated network.

Trends: Senior housing and services grow more intertwined

September 29, 2014     The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC)

The 24th National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) National Conference kicks off this week, and NIC shares a sneak-peek Q&A held with opening keynote speaker Thomas H. Lee, MD, chief medical officer at healthcare performance improvement firm Press Ganey Associates.

OPTIMA 2014: Morning pledge [VIDEO]

September 26, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Benchmark Senior Living, the winner of the 2014 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award, uses set routines in the morning to get its memory care residents off to a good start each day.

An engaged journey: Complete coverage of the 2014 OPTIMA Award winner

September 26, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Coverage of Long-Term Living's 2014 OPTIMA Award winner—including the main article, companion articles, photos, video and a blog—are gathered here for your convenience.

OPTIMA Award: Reading series keeps residents with dementia learning

September 25, 2014     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Keeping reading skills honed helps those with dementia stay focused throughout the day. Benchmark Senior Living, the 2014 winner of Long-Term Living's OPTIMA Award, uses hundreds of reading booklets to keep residents' minds engaged in learning new things.

30-day readmissions rate: What’s behind the number?

September 25, 2014     Kevin McMahon, MPA, LNHA

To complete the readmission puzzle, post-acute care providers should look at three not-so-obvious missing puzzle pieces that go beyond the readmission metric.

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