Articles

Antibiotic arsenal needs new drugs, more education

May 22, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Antibiotic resistance is still outpacing researchers’ ability to develop new types of antibiotics, and too many physicians still overprescribe, according to a policy brief released this week by the Health Affairs journal.

How to attract volunteers to your community

May 21, 2015     Kristina Moritz

Are you excited about the state of the volunteer program in your building? If not, then take these steps to change things for the better.

HIPAA privacy meets BYOD

May 20, 2015     Tom Ealey

Communication devices are everywhere. Indiscriminate use of "bring your own devices" can threaten privacy for residents and your organization.

Cognition and gait: How the brain thinks about balance

May 19, 2015     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Exercising your brain may have as much to do with gait and balance as exercising your legs—and race may play a factor, too, says a recent study.

Using the Readmission RRT (rapid response tool)

May 18, 2015     Kevin R. McMahon, MPA, NHLA

A new plan focuses on the reduction of avoidable transfers of residents from post-acute care facilities to hospitals and emergency department admissions.

Provider organizations respond to Kaiser analysis of nursing homes

May 15, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The lower five-star ratings forecast in February by the federal government are evidenced in a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The news is not surprising, say two organizations representing providers.

Larry Minnix reflects on his seriously fun time as LeadingAge chief

May 15, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Looming federal elections present the perfect time to step aside and let a successor fill his shoes, LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix tells Long-Term Living in an exclusive interview.

Legislation to speed new drug development under way on Capitol Hill

May 14, 2015     Bob Gatty

The “21st Century Cures” initiative would spur innovation and drug “repurposing” to attack Alzheimer's and other difficult-to-treat diseases.

Involve everyone in memory care

May 13, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

One company’s effort to improve its approach to memory care is involving all staff members and seeks to align with the organization’s overall culture.

Hurricane Sandy: A lesson in survival

May 13, 2015     Brenda Stratton, RN, MSN, CT-1, DMAT

Extraordinary events call for extraordinary measures, especially in caring for special populations. Evacuation is more than simply staying “high and dry.”

Complete coverage of ALFA's 2015 conference

May 10, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

We've gathered Long-Term Living's complete coverage of the 2015 Assisted Living Federation of America annual meeting in one place for you.

An interview with ALFA's James Balda

May 10, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

In an exclusive interview, the president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America sits down with Long-Term Living to discuss the present and future of the organization and of assisted living in general.

AHCA begins next phase of quality campaign

May 7, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The American Health Care Association is expanding quality improvement efforts related to its skilled nursing facility members, which it began three years ago, the organization announced May 7.

ALFA speakers: Alzheimer's needs more attention

May 7, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease faces challenges related to funding and clinical trial participation, among others, and yet reasons for hope exist, said members of a panel discussion at the Assisted Living Federation of America’s annual meeting.

ALFA recognizes five with Hero Awards

May 6, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recognized five assisted living community staff members who help improve the lives of residents in big and little ways. The awards were just some of the ones given during ALFA’s annual meeting.

Experts see two futures for assisted living

May 5, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Assisted living may be divided into two types of providers in the future, according to two speakers at the annual meeting of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

ALFA chairs discuss past, present, future to mark 25th anniversary

May 5, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Insights from past and present Assisted Living Federation of America Board of Directors chairs kicked off the group’s 2015 annual meeting in Tampa, Fla.

ALFA launches Senior Living 2025 initiative

May 5, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Assisted Living Federation of America has launched a new initiative, Senior Living 2025: A Roadmap, to establish a united voice around four major issues facing the industry.

Managing in a Managed Care World: Are you Maximizing Your Efficiency and Reimbursement?

May 5, 2015     Pamela J. Skrzynski

The thought of managed care worries many providers. We face uncertainty in how we’ll be paid, and feel anxious we’re not managing operations well enough to capture all of the revenue for the care we’re providing.  In this piece, we’ll explore the basics that will ensure you’ve built the right foundation to survive managed care, while positioning your organization as a preferred provider.

Read on to learn how to maximize your efficiency and reimbursement in managed care.

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One-on-one with...Paul Nussbaum, PhD

May 1, 2015     Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Brookdale Senior Living recently named Paul Nussbaum, PhD, its national director for brain health. Long-Term Living spoke with the board-certified psychologist to find out more about what he’s doing for the company, which has nearly 1,150 senior living communities in 46 states and calls itself the country’s largest provider of Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

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