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Trying a place on for size

September 30, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

One stand-alone CCRC invites prospective residents to be their guest as part of larger resident-driven marketing efforts. 

Pat Giorgio wins 2016 NCAL pioneer award

September 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The assisted living association honored Giorgio for her leadership roles on the national level with AHCA/NCAL and her efforts within the state of Iowa.

How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors

Memory care thought leaders gathered in at the Memory Care Forum to discuss the state of the industry and look ahead at what’s to come. 

Primaris and Digital Collaboration Solutions merge

September 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The merger of the two companies, which had worked as partners since May 2015, will bring new care coordination expertise to Primaris’ growing quality improvement resources.

NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

September 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Staffing and quality

September 16, 2016  |  Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM

New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO to step down

September 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Risa Lavizzo-Mourney has announced she will step down as president and CEO the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position she has held for almost 14 years. 

Genesis Healthcare reaches $52.7 million settlement

September 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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. 

Resident death shines spotlight on shift changes

September 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.

One-on-one with... Ruta Kadonoff, Pioneer Network

September 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Long-Term Living caught up with Ruta Kadonoff minutes after wrapping up her first conference at the helm of Pioneer Network to talk about her plans for the organization and revolutionizing aging.

Brookdale resident found dead on bus

August 31, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A resident boarded a bus for a weekly ride around town. She was found dead on the bus more than 29 hours later. 

New certification body launches for assisted living executives

August 31, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

There’s a new certification body in town and its goal is to create standards for the knowledge and skills needed by an assisted living executive director.