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How does your memory care facility rank?

September 23, 2016  |  Long-Term Living Editors
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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. 

Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS
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"My employees want to carry a concealed weapon to work." The decision to allow or prohibit "concealed carry" on your premises is a lot more complicated than you think, even if state law allows it.

CMS issues emergency preparedness rule

September 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found current preparedness regulations were not comprehensive enough to address the complexities of emergency preparedness. The agency has issued new requirements that follow industry best practices for each...

FDA nixes 19 antibacterial handwash ingredients

September 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The final rule issued today forces companies to remove 19 different ingredients from over-the-counter products because they haven’t proven to be effective in preventing the spread of illness and could do more harm than good.

Seniors steal the spotlight

September 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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It’s lights, camera, action at one Florida senior living community, the set for the upcoming feature-length comedy “Salted Christmas: One Family, One Day, One Purpose.”
 

LTC organizations secure discount for movie night licenses

August 29, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The old reel-to-reel movies may have given way to DVDs and streaming videos, but keeping your “movie night” legal still requires public performance license. Luckily, there's a sale on licenses for the rest of 2016.

NOTICE Act takes effect

August 25, 2016  |  Robert Gatty
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Advocacy groups are urging Congress to pass additional legislation on the NOTICE Act to allow observation time to count toward the required three-day inpatient stay for Medicare. Federal officials are also considering arbitration agreement provisions.

Judge: CMS fails to educate on maintenance therapy coverage changes

August 24, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Too many beneficiaries—and their doctors—still don’t realize that maintenance therapies are now covered by Medicare, ruled a U.S. District Court judge.

Illinois passes family caregiver leave law

August 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The prairie state joins 4 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing employees to use their accrued paid sick days for a family member’s care instead of their own.

CMS releases more cost data for Part D drugs

August 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The latest data is a follow-on to the agency’s March report and provides additional cost data on the most-used drugs, the highest-cost drugs and other metrics for trend analyses.

Illinois signs bill for dementia care regulations

August 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The state is the latest to mandate certification for facilities that provide care services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Seniors concerned about presidential candidates’ plans for Social Security

August 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Likely female voters age 50 and up in battleground states say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t talking much about Social Security but that the next president will have to update the program, according to a survey commissioned by AARP.