Top News Story

Healthcare reform already driving diverse, dynamic long-term care models, LeadingAge leaders say

Healthcare reform already driving diverse, dynamic long-term care models, LeadingAge leaders say

One way to gauge the effects is healthcare reform is by looking at ongoing changes to the continuing care retirement community model, LeadingAge officials said Monday at the association's annual conference in Nashville.

More News

Expert says providers often wrongly threatened by PEPPER reports

Instead of fearing further scrutiny by federal authorities, providers should embrace the opportunity to get feedback in the form of PEPPER reports, legal experts said Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting in Nashville.

Federal court: Nursing home can be sued for firing hairdresser who can no longer push wheelchair

Is the ability to transport residents in their wheelchairs an essential function of a nursing home hairdresser? A federal appeals court says it's a valid question and is allowing a hairdresser to sue a facility that fired her.

Also in the news for Oct. 21, 2014 . . .

Herpes increases dementia risk ... Alzheimer's goals need to be strengthened, experts say ... A new name for antipsychotics?

Quote of the Day

I love the PEPPER reports. I really think of them as an education tool, a road map from the government — the only one they've ever given us.

Daily Editors' Notes

Blog round up

Guest columns The tie between revenue and risk managment

The tie between revenue and risk managment

Guest columns Intern gains life lessons on retirement living and memory support

Intern gains life lessons on retirement living and memory support

Guest columns Focus on preventable readmissions

Focus on preventable readmissions

The Real Nurse Jackie The Walking (Half-) Dead

The Walking (Half-) Dead

Marketplace Experts

A new kind of holy water

A new kind of holy water


Question of the Month

"What aspects of your job are you most thankful for?" 

Send your answer to Staff Writer Tim Mullaney at tim.mullaney@mcknights.com. Please include your name, title, name of your workplace and its location. When possible, please include a picture of yourself. Your answer may appear in McKnight's Long-Term Care News.

Submit your answer now»

Featured CE

Pitfalls in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine Headache

Pitfalls in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine Headache

Participants will learn about the pitfalls in the diagnosis of migraine, including aids to differentiating between episodic and chronic headache disorders

Don't miss any McKnight's news

Featured Articles