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Five ways to spot employee talent

November 20, 2016  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.  

Healthcare services experts expect growth in 2017

November 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Capital One Healthcare survey reveals professionals have a positive outlook about business performance, including hiring, acquisitions and refinancing, in the year ahead coupled with strong concern about regulations and payment models.

Nursing home faces $100,000 fine for heroin overdose

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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State and federal health officials seek fines for more than $100,000 at a Chicago nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility. 

Date set for largest-ever healthcare fraud case

November 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Philip Esformes, co-owner of the Esformes Network of more than 30 skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, will have a fall 2017 trial for his alleged $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme. 

A multi-part deal with Brookdale, HCP and Blackstone

November 3, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Once the agreement is complete, Brookdale will be an equity partner and manage HCP’s 64-community portfolio, which Blackstone separately agreed to purchase.

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments. 

Facility owner pleads guilty to sexual abuse

October 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A retirement community owner will serve two days in jail and five years of probation for sexually abusing 12 current and former employees and residents.

Brookdale announces new executive leadership

October 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Brookdale Senior Living has tapped a long-term care outsider as its executive vice president and chief people officer.

Trying a place on for size

September 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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One stand-alone CCRC invites prospective residents to be their guest as part of larger resident-driven marketing efforts. 

Staffing and quality

September 16, 2016  |  Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM
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New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together.

Genesis Healthcare reaches $52.7 million settlement

September 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Genesis Healthcare has reached an agreement in principal on settlement terms for four separate U.S. Department of Justice investigations in the amount of $52.7 million, to be paid in a five-year period. 

Study: At CCRCs, CNA wages still dragging behind other caregivers

August 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Certified nurse aides salaries are, on average, increasing but at a slower rate than their salaried co-workers and supervisors, according to the latest Continuing Care and Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.

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