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ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Life Safety Codes start 11/1/16

October 9, 2016  |  Stan Szpytek

Is your organization ready for the new Life Safety Codes set to begin next month?

Is senior care going to pot?

October 7, 2016  |  Alan C. Horowitz, RN, Esq.

As more states pass laws legalizing medical marijuana, how will federal lawmakers react to the new climate?

BPCI Model 3: Bonanza or boondoggle?

October 6, 2016  |  Kevin R. McMahon

There’s an argument to be made for being an early adopter with Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Model 3, but there are also questions about how much participants will ultimately save.

3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

October 4, 2016  |  By Terry Raser, RN

A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.


The lost generations

September 30, 2016  | 

Honoring those who have served will soon take on a new meaning as a new generation of veterans enters the long-term care system. A new strategy is needed to care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other war injuries who may also have dementia...

Feds propose improvements to PACE

September 30, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

The proposed plan is intended to streamline and improve the federal Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to help seniors avoid nursing home care.

CMS' Final Rule: Is it a win for residents?

September 30, 2016  |  Tom Ealey and Elizabeth Cameron, JD, MBA

Two business administration academics take an early look at what CMS' Final Rule for long-term care reform legislation will mean.

MedPAC and the 5-star rating systems

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

MedPAC is speaking out against CMS’ new five-star rating system for hospitals, citing flaws and unecessary reporting. Will the initiative spill over into senior care as well?

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. 

Should you allow employees to carry concealed weapons at work?

September 16, 2016  |  Steve Wilder, CHSP, STS

"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

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...