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Health Care REIT become Welltower

September 29, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
news

Toledo-based Health Care REIT rebrands itself to reflect its evolving mission and synchronize with changing business models. Name change becomes official on September 30.

Resident smoking policies

September 25, 2015  |  Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN
blog

Where there's smoke.... If you allow your residents to light up, don’t get burned by your safety policies. Long-Term Living's legal expert Alan C. Horowitz explains CMS rules on resident smoking and shares strategies for safe smoking policies.

Judge acquits former ACHCA chair of alleged corruption charges

September 21, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

In 2014, Larry Slatky was charged with allegedly giving a laundry contract for a publicly run nursing home to a friend's company instead of hiring the lowest bidder.

Partnerships@Work: Operations software in action

September 18, 2015  |  Bob Lanzerotti
article

Put the pencil and forms away. Efficiency and economies improve with specialized, integrated operations software technology designed for senior living businesses.

FBI raids Indiana nursing home CEO

September 18, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
news

Federal authorities investigate the CEO's home for one of Indiana's largest nursing home management companies.

Report: Are too many 'repeat offender' SNFs still accepting new residents?

September 18, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

The Coalition for Quality Care releases a new report citing repeat violations in nursing homes across the nation.

Regulators: 13 Massachusetts nurses commit license fraud

September 16, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

State regulators revoked or suspended the licenses of 13 nurses after discovering that the caregivers lied about having nursing degrees or being licensed in other states.

Griffin-American REIT acquires Trilogy Health for $1.12B

September 15, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT acquired Trilogy Investors LLC, the parent company of Trilogy Health Services LLC.

Market senior living facilities even when beds are full

September 14, 2015  |  Nathan Mazur
article

Developing a marketing strategy helps ensure beds are occupied and facilities generate revenue without relying on expensive placement agency referrals. 

Nursing home settles termination lawsuit with former transgender employee

September 11, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
news

The lawsuit alleges that the employee was fired after management learned she is transgender.

New tool identifies ways to improve 5-star quarterly rating

September 10, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
news

LeadingAge is launching a reporting tool to calculate how to improve resident care and increase 5-star ratings.

Omnicare wins $300M alleged fraud case

September 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Omnicare was accused of offering "illegal remuneration to skilled nursing facilities in exchange for referrals to its pharmacy business."

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