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“We are the solution,” industry execs tell Congress

May 27, 2016     Robert Gatty

A two-day AHCA/NCAL congressional briefing brings 450 long-term interests to Capitol Hill.

The prospect's journey: A story in data

May 26, 2016     Erin Hayes, CIO, Enquire Solutions

By Erin Hayes, CIO, Enquire Solutions

A step-by-step approach to prospect leads can increase the chances of a productive visit—and a move-in.

How dementia affects communication

May 24, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Cognitive decline changes how people hear, speak, think and interpret. Caregivers and families may be able to improve communication with those who have dementia if they remember these tips. 

The fate of your stars: CMS and the new quality measures

May 23, 2016     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

As the opening keynote at this week’s Memory Care Forum in Philadelphia, NASL policy guru Cynthia Morton discusses what’s coming next from CMS on long-term care quality measures and how that data might affect your five-star quality rating.

Crusading to protect the elderly

May 13, 2016     Robert Gatty

Are the new Justice Department Elder Justice Task Forces a smokescreen to cut costs? Long-Term Living's politics and policy reporter, Robert Gatty, examines the forces at play in the new initiatives.

What we now know about long-term care

May 13, 2016     Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC

Activity consultant Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC, reflects on how far the long-term care industry has come during her 32 years in the field and looks forward to even more advances in the years to come. 

Assisted living from an international perspective

May 12, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Conferences are always a source for inspiration for what's to come. Long-Term Living spoke with two attendees who came from Chile to attend the Argentum Senior Living Executive conference and learn how to improve long-term care.

10 ways to serve a diverse population

May 11, 2016     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
Diversity is more than a buzzword or a fad. It's a movement to be more accepting and inclusive. In order to serve a diverse population, members must first be treated as individuals.
 

The art of conflict resolution

May 10, 2016     Keith Rinier, BSW, MSW

When family emotions and workplace stressors combine, long-term care communities can become powderkegs of conflict. Train staff how to spot  conflict breweing and how to intervene.

A closer look at granny cams

May 5, 2016     Rafael Haciski, Esq., and Bette McNee

To film or not to film—Two risk management experts discuss the pros and cons of cameras in senior living spaces.

One-on-one with… Arif Nazir, MD, CMD

May 3, 2016     Sharon Schnall

Signature HealthCare's new chief medical officer talks about adaptive leadership and why collaborative teams are key to person-centered care in skilled nursing environments.

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.

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