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ALF license revoked for violations and risk to residents

May 27, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

State health officials have suspended an assisted living facility’s operating license for two of its buildings. The facility has received dozens of deficiencies and reports of two resident falls in the last six months.

New overtime rules come with hefty price tag

May 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The long-term care industry may be hard hit by the Department of Labor’s new Overtime Exemption Rule, which will make certain workers who earn less than $48,000 a year eligible for overtime pay. 

Brookdale exec VP to step down

May 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Glenn Maul will step down as executive vice president and chief people of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. by July 15. 

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.

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.

CMS imposes fines of more than $278k for Woodbriar Health Center

April 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has imposed steep fines and threatened to terminate Woodbriar Health Center from its programs if serious problems are not resolved by next week.

Training went unheeded at Woodbriar Health Center, say Mass. regulators

April 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Employees at Woodbriar Health Center were retrained on falls-related injuries following the death of a resident, according to a revised plan submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Helath. The department says the second fall-related resident death...

Case Study: Assistive services bridging the gap

March 30, 2016  |  Rebecca Evans-Slone, CSA

Sometimes a bit of help and some occasional services are all seniors need to retain independence a little longer—and stay out of a higher level of care. Read how one senior living organization’s idea for boutique services changed its residents’ lives in...

FBI investigates hospice owner for overmedicating, Medicare fraud

March 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The FBI is looking into claims the 34-year old accountant himself chose which home healthcare patients would be moved to hospice, recruited unqualified patients and charged the government for services not medically necessary.

Bad news not necessarily bad for employee engagement

March 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Administrators and executives, take note. Bad news doesn’t have to make employees feel blue, or worse, damper engagement and morale. The way people feel and react to news depends on how the information is presented. 

Woodbriar residents in 'immediate jeopardy,' say Mass. regulators

March 25, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

In the course of an investigation of a resident's death, state regulators determined substandard care resulted in a second resident death and resident fall at Woodbriar Health Center, the latest in a mounting citation list for owner Synergy Health Centers.


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