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It's not too late: Tech Awards deadline extended

It's not too late: Tech Awards deadline extended

The McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards application deadline has been extended to July 30.

The clock is ticking: Last week to enter McKnight's Tech Awards

The clock is ticking: Last week to enter McKnight's Tech Awards

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Long-term care providers that have used technology to achieve eldercare excellence still have a chance to earn well-deserved recognition — but only for a few more days. The submission period for the 3rd annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards ends Friday.

Federal government notes slowdown in nursing home spending

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Decreased payouts for nursing home care was one reason that healthcare spending grew more slowly for seniors than for any other age group between 2002 and 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday.

McKnight's calls for 2014 Tech Awards submissions

McKnight's calls for 2014 Tech Awards submissions

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The third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology awards officially is underway, with submissions now being accepted from the realms of skilled nursing, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities.

McKnight's awards open

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The entry period is now open for McKnight's 3rd annual Excellence in Technology program.

CCRCs need to check residents' health insurance plans twice a year, expert urges

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Continuing care retirement communities should ask residents about their health plans twice a year, to keep tabs on the increasing number of seniors being shifted into Medicare Advantage, an expert told an audience of long-term care professionals in Chicago Wednesday.

Most continuing care retirement communities are not 'isolating' settings, CMS clarifies in guidance on recent regulation

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Continuing care retirement communities don't create the same problem of isolation as skilled nursing facilities, according to new guidance on a recently finalized Medicaid regulation.

Dining upgrades a la 'cart'

Dining upgrades a la 'cart'

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French method used to enhance dining experiences, and menu choices, at south Florida continuing care retirement community

I couldn't live without ... LogicMark's FreedomAlert

I couldn't live without ... LogicMark's FreedomAlert

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries faced a challenge common to operators of continuing care retirement communities: How to offer emergency response services for independent living residents while maximizing their autonomy and dignity.

CCRC engineers holiday cheer

CCRC engineers holiday cheer

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Arbutus Park Retirement Community does not just deck the halls for the holiday season. It lays down rails.

Five Star makes changes to rely less on public funding

Five Star makes changes to rely less on public funding

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Five Star Quality Care recently transferred operations of two rehabilitation hospitals in Massachusetts to Reliant Hospital Partners, marking the latest move in the company's dramatic shift toward private pay operations.

Ziegler ranks stand-alone, non-profit CCRCs by size

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Erickson Living's Charlestown campus in Catonsville, MD, is the nation's largest single-site, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, according to rankings recently compiled by investment bank Ziegler.

Outreach liaison begins at Oak Trace

Outreach liaison begins at Oak Trace

Tracy Giglio is the first Healthcare Outreach Liaison appointed at Oak Trace, a continuing care retirement community in Downers Grove, IL.

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards accepting applications

Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards return for second year

McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards return for second year

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Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards. The awards are open to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. Any technology-related initiative will be considered by the contest's independent judges.

Tech stars to be recognized

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Applications are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program.

For long-term care operators, safe bets can be anything but

For long-term care operators, safe bets can be anything but

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If there's one thing long-term care operators contemplating the coming years should know by now, it's this: There are no guarantees. That's worth keeping in mind as various can't-miss strategies that ensure future success are being pitched your way.

Older disabled individuals choosing community-based living, report states

Older disabled individuals choosing community-based living, report states

Greater numbers of older disabled Americans are choosing assisted living or continuing care retirement communities over nursing homes, but have higher rates of hospitalization, a new report says.

CCRCs under the microscope

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A growing segment of the long-term care field, continuing care retirement communities, has piqued the interest of the federal government.

Erickson, Sunrise suffer tragic fates

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Most people are familiar with the Greek myth of Icarus, who, enthralled with flying, ventured too close to the sun. It's a homily that helps to explain the fate of many companies, including two in long-term care.

A new year brings new Medicare Part D plan options for long-term care residents

A new year brings new Medicare Part D plan options for long-term care residents

Long-term care residents should reevaluate their Medicare Part D plans for the new year. A plan should correspond to a resident's individual pharmacy-related needs.

Red Flags Rule delayed for third time as FTC continues its education drive

Red Flags Rule delayed for third time as FTC continues its education drive

The Federal Trade Commission has pushed back the implementation date of the Red Flags Rule until November 1, the agency said Wednesday. The rule establishes guidelines for preventing identity theft and applies to many types of businesses, including nursing homes.

Survey: Hourly RN rate increases slow at CCRCs in 2009

Survey: Hourly RN rate increases slow at CCRCs in 2009

Registered nurses (RNs) working at continuing care retirement communities received a lower-than-expected increase in their hourly rates this year. That is according to the soon-to-be-released CCRC Salary & Benefits report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HHCS).

Wireless technology, home health expected to grow in seniors care and housing, survey finds

Wireless technology, home health expected to grow in seniors care and housing, survey finds

Operators of senior living communities believe that "smart home" technology and wireless connectivity will help to attract residents within the next five years. Other specialty areas predicted to boom include home health services, wellness programs, providing Web-based education and building smaller and/or "green" facilities, according to a new survey of 107 senior living organization in 13 states.

DAY ONE: McKnight's third annual Online Expo to kick off with webcasts on technology, wound care and payment

DAY ONE: McKnight's third annual Online Expo to kick off with webcasts on technology, wound care and payment

The third annual online trade show for the long-term care field starts today with a whole range of educational webcasts and virtual vendor booths. It's not too late to register for the two-day event at www.mcknights.com/expo.

Design decisions: planting and maintaining a facility garden

Design decisions: planting and maintaining a facility garden

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It won't be long before residents of Island Nursing and Rehab Center get their hands dirty in their newly planted Garden Of Hope.

Report: Medicaid continues to provide majority of nursing home funding

Report: Medicaid continues to provide majority of nursing home funding

Nursing homes and residential care facilities continued to receive the bulk of their funding from Medicaid in 2007, with the entitlement program dishing out $59 billion to them, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Erickson to cut more than 250 jobs as a result of market upheaval

Erickson to cut more than 250 jobs as a result of market upheaval

Erickson Retirement Communities, a major developer of continuing care retirement communities, will eliminate more than 250 full- and part-time positions in reaction to turmoil in the financial markets, the company said Thursday.

Appreciative residents give staff $435,000 holiday gift

Appreciative residents give staff $435,000 holiday gift

How's this for a Christmas bonus? Employees at a Maryland retirement community will collect more than $435,000 today--from their residents.

AAHSA expert: Bailout package should provide stability for seniors housing market

AAHSA expert: Bailout package should provide stability for seniors housing market

The controversial $700 billion bailout plan signed by the president last week is likely to have a positive effect on long-term care housing, according to an expert from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.

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