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6 ways to avoid meaningless meetings

April 29, 2016     Denise Boudreau-Scott

Does your staff groan when it’s time for yet another meeting? Try these strategies to put your meetings back on the fast track—and get your staff back to work.

Nursing depositions—Duty or disaster?

April 26, 2016     Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Being asked to give a deposition doesn’t have to be a scary experience with the right documentation skills and preparedness.

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: The complete coverage

April 25, 2016     The Long-Term Living editors

Did you miss our 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? We've collected all the winners and their profiles here. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and maybe find a few take-home strategies to apply at yours.

 

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Tanner Mitchell

April 22, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Our final Leaders of Tomorrow award winner is Tanner Mitchell, administrator and president of Brentwood Health Care Center in Santa Monica, Calif. Mitchell has rolled up his sleeves to start several initiatives, partner with phsycians and build a culture of customer service—all in under three years.

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Awa Diouf

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

In our fourth installment of the Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, Awa Diouf is leading the culture change in memory care activities programming at The Residence at Watertown in Watertown, Mass.

 

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC

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

In our second installment of the Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, Rachel Pankratz, PT, WCC, director of therapy at Larksfield Place, Wichita, Kans., shows what can be done when physical therapy and clinical teams combine efforts in the mission of proactive resident care.

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Bruce Williams

April 19, 2016     Sharon Schnall

In our second installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Bruce Williams, senior services coordinator with The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Fla. As an openly-gay older adult with more than 25 years in long-term care, he sees the importance of outreach and the need for inclusion.

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Debra Gallimore, RN

April 18, 2016     Beth Thomas Hertz

In our first installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Debra Gallimore, RN, Director of Nursing at Skyline Health and Rehabilitation Center in Floyd, Va. She may be one of the youngest DONs the community has had, but you'll have a difficult time finding someone who knows more about her staff's job roles—she's done most of them herself.

Rocking the drug reimbursement boat

April 12, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Medicare is trying a new way of calculating the reimbursement for certain drugs, including expensive drugs to treat cancer. After barely a month, the pilot has riled physicians on both sides of the issue.

High-tech pressure ulcer reduction

April 7, 2016     Christopher Barnum, PhD, CEO, Gel Ovations

By Christopher Barnum, PhD, CEO, Gel Ovations

American medicine may be slow to adopt new technology, but pressure ulcer prevention calls for high-tech interventions.

Adding color to ICD-10 codes

April 5, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A group of health information technology nerds enjoyed finding obscure and absurd ICD-10 codes like toxic effect of venom of bees, intentional self-harm. They thought others might, too, so they found their favorites, formed a publishing company and illustrated them for your amusement.

Focused Dementia Care Surveys: What You Need to Know

April 5, 2016     Lisa Hohlbein, RN, RAC-MT, CDP, CADDCT

CMS is moving forward with new surveyor tools for facilities that offer dementia care. does your staff know how to document for the new survey?

Proposed legislation aimed at comorbidity among Medicare beneficiaries

April 4, 2016     Robert Gatty

A U.S. Senate Working Group has outlined priorities for improving Medicare delivery to beneficiaries with multiple, complex chronic illnesses while reducing healthcare expenditures. 

LTC mergers: Transitioning the culture clash

April 1, 2016     Amy Runge and Luc Arsenault, CPAs

Putting two companies together successfully means keeping a close eye on staff transitions.

Case Study: Assistive services bridging the gap

March 30, 2016     Rebecca Evans-Slone, CSA

Sometimes a bit of help and some occasional services are all seniors need to retain independence a little longer—and stay out of a higher level of care. Read how one senior living organization’s idea for boutique services changed its residents’ lives in just two years.

Watch your back

March 24, 2016     Judah Gutwein, LNHA

As OSHA rules become more stringent, senior living organizations are giving more attention to healthy habits to avoid staff back injuries—and not just when lifting a resident.

Theft and loss: Addressing security in LTC

March 22, 2016     Kylen Cieslak, Carstens, Inc.

By Kylen Cieslak, Associate Director of Marketing and Customer Service, Carstens, Inc.

Theft, loss and misappropriation all have administrative and legal consequences, especially if medications or valuable property are involved.

The dental dilemma of natural teeth

March 22, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Aging poses additional health risks to keeping those pearly whites, especially for seniors with their own teeth. 

Congress, LTC battle high drug prices

March 22, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

As Congress and Medicare battle it out with Big Pharma, drug prices continue to gouge those who can afford it the least.

Census success north of 90

March 17, 2016     Meg LaPorte

Keeping units filled can be a struggle for CCRCs, especially in a sluggish economy. We asked successful CCRC operators to share their secrets to boosting census above 90 percent—and keeping it there.

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