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  • 2017 Preview: What's Ahead for CMS Policy and How LTC Can Position for Success

    Long-term care operators are facing change on every front as we move to 2017. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require changes in care delivery as well as how providers are reimbursed for the care. Providers who are aware and understand the changes will be well-positioned to react and be successful in care delivery.

  • The New OSHA Anti-Retaliation & Anti-Discrimination Rules

    On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published new final rules on discrimination and injury and illness reporting: 81 Fed. Reg. 29624.  This new rule, which took effect in most aspects on Aug. 10, 2016, forces employers to revisit practices on drug testing, safety incentive programs, and injury reporting, and will force many employers to modify their existing practices to be compliant.

  • Dementia Design: Experiential & Environmental Research Supporting Safer Living Spaces

    How much do we really know and understand about living with dementia and how we can better design physical environments for residents with dementia?  A team of senior living experts tackled this issue head on by living in memory care residences in a variety of different communities across the country, using equipment to simulate the behaviors of a person with mid-level cognitive decline. 

  • Hot Sectors for Healthcare M&A

    Healthcare has been one of the hottest industries for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, but not all healthcare subsectors are created equal.

  • Building a Team: Improving Care Through a Continued Partnership

    Knowing what data is important to your organization, and then understanding how to leverage it is becoming crucial to the success of skilled nursing organizations. Within the changing payment models, providers can no longer just claim they are a ‘low-risk’ facility – they must have the data to back this up. 

  • Flu Season is Coming: Prevention Techniques to Keep Residents Healthy

    Infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among the vulnerable population residing in long-term care facilities. As the elderly population continues to rise, the population at risk for developing infections is expected to grow from 1.5 million to 5.3 million by 2030.