Facility management

Florida senior living provider partners with NFL to build 33 new communities

July 15, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Validus Senior Living and the NFL Alumni Association have partnered to build assisted living and memory care facilities in major cities with a high concentration of retired NFL players.

A fire system check can be unnerving

July 13, 2015     Kathleen Mears
blog

Fire alarms are one of the most important protections to residents and staff to ensure their safety. But the alarm system must be checked regularly tor a faulty fire alarm system could be fatal.

Eldermark introduces mobile-based nurse call system

July 10, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

The system works online or offline with Apple, Microsoft and Android devices. 

Study: Wearing protective gowns, gloves may not protect residents from contracting MRSA

July 8, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Two studies discuss the effectiveness of wearing protective gear when performing daily care activities in guarding against incidences of MRSA.

CMS won't deny ICD-10 claims for a year

July 7, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
news

In response to requests from the provider community, CMS is releasing ...

California LTC unions merge to create 280k-person powerhouse

July 6, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Long-term care workers from three California locals have combined to create the nation's largest union.

Extendicare completes $870M sale of U.S. portfolio

July 6, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Canada-based Extendicare has completed the sale of its United States portfolio to Formation Capital.

California judge rules law that allows nursing homes to make medical decisions unconstitutional

July 6, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

The former law allowed nursing homes to make medical decisions on behalf of mentally incompetent residents. 

PA attorney general files lawsuit against Golden Living for patient neglect allegations

July 2, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC operates 36 facilities in Pennsylvania.

Brookdale, HCP complete $847M Chartwell portfolio acquisition

July 2, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and HCP, Inc. completed the acquisition June 30.

Washington governor enacts law requiring adequate staffing at nursing homes

July 1, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
article

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the “safe staffing” law to ensure every resident receives 3.2 hours of direct care daily.

Texas governor signs 'three strikes' bill to improve nursing home oversight

June 24, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

A measure to strengthen nursing home regulations in Texas was signed by Governor Greg Abbott this week.

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