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Top 10 Long-Term Living stories of 2013

December 19, 2013
by Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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Articles written in 2013 about Long-Term Living’s Leaders of Tomorrow Awards, senior living environments and nursing home regulations were among the hot topics for the brand’s social media friends and followers this year, revealed an examination of analytics by Megan Combs, associate editor for reader engagement. Here’s another chance to revisit these stories or read them for the first time.

1. Leaders of Tomorrow: Roberto Muñiz

In April we profiled one of our five 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners: Roberto Muñiz, MPA, LNHA, FACHCA, president and CEO of the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home in Piscataway, N.J. Parker was recognized for incorporating value-added services for adult day healthcare and social outreach to seniors in the community.

2. Leaders of Tomorrow: Barry Berman

A profile of another Leaders of Tomorrow award winner, Barry Berman, CEO of Chelsea Jewish Foundation in Chelsea, Mass., is number two on our list. Read how he adapted the Green House model to create the nation's first assisted living home designed especially for residents with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.

3. What 55+ consumers (don’t call them ‘seniors’) want in their living environments

Margaret Wylde, PhD, president and CEO, ProMatura, has her fingers firmly on the pulse of the booming 55+ demographic. She spoke with Long-Term Living in April in advance of her keynote address at the Environments for Aging conference, held April 6‒9 in New Orleans.

4. 9 new quality goals for nursing homes unveiled by initiative

Nursing homes participating in a new initiative may gain competitive advantages, organizers said in this August article by Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers. In the process, they added, participants could collect data helpful in establishing uniform national standards and evidence-based best practices.

5. CMS releases guidelines on delegated nursing roles in SNFs

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services document in April clarified what tasks physicians may delegate to nurses within nursing homes serving residents whose care is paid for via Medicare and Medicaid.

6. Government shutdown halts nursing home inspections

Federal safety inspections were on hold in long-term care and other vital industries in October due to the government shutdown.

7. Second quarter 2013 shows decreased nursing home occupancy

Information from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry in July showed a decline in nursing home occupancy rates across 31 large metropolitan markets.

8. ‘Spy-cams’ in Ohio nursing homes unearth abuse, yet raise legal questions

The next time you think your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home, you might not be the only one watching, according to this July article.

9. Tech tool enables remote activity participation

Live from LeadingAge in October, Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers reported that technology that would allow seniors to participate in senior living community activities remotely won the inaugural HackFest.

10. Our 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow awards

We were proud to introduce the five winners of Long-Term Living's Leaders of Tomorrow awards program in April. Winners were chosen for their determination, creativity and vital contributions to the long-term care industry.


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