Two technology companies combine their products to provide electronic data documentation across the care continuum—from hospitals to SNFs to home care.
New CMS guidelines take a deeper look at discharge planning, clarifying who is responsible for what at the time of discharge and why discharge planning is a key to reducing 30-day readmissions.
Earlier this month, long-term care leaders briefed Congress on the positive accomplishments and future goals to improving quality of care in skilled nursing facilities.
If you've got data, you've got risks. A former White House CIO shares insights and advice on safeguarding LTC’s valuable data in an increasingly mobile and cloud-based world.
What a difference a year makes as Kathleen Mears updates us on her facility's "plant lady," who no longer is allowed to exercise her "green thumb" to grow hardy, healthy plants that staff and residents enjoy.
The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing and CareSpeak Communications develop a patient-centric medications reminder service to improve seniors' medication compliance.
Ignoring evacuation plans may become costly for Louisiana facilities that do not have adequate systems in place to move their residents out of harm's way.
CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announces a significantly smaller and more-focused project list for Round Two of the funding awards.
Signature HealthCARE has acquired six facilities from Kindred Healthcare, increasing Signature’s national presence to 78 facilities.
Overall nursing occupancy is near the the eight-year cyclical low, but private-pay nursing units are seeing some recovery.
This week’s Medicare fraud sting operation involved nearly 100 people across multiple states, including physicians, nurses and therapists.
While quality and satisfaction scores have improved, skilled nursing facilities need to continue to improve and adapt to government policy and reimbursement cuts to survive.
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In this issue: Leaders of Tomorrow. The Brave New LTC World. Technology reaches further into long-term and post-acute care policy.