Elizabeth Leis Newman

Elizabeth Leis Newman

Senior Editor

Elizabeth Newman is the senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She was previously the Editorial Manager at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, and is a former newspaper reporter. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three cats.

Most Recent Articles by Elizabeth Leis Newman

Salary matters in long-term care

Salary matters in long-term care

The University of Pittsburgh's research involving certified nursing assistants and why they leave is among the most interesting I've seen recently in long-term care. Salary, it turns out, is not nearly as important as respect and flexibility in scheduling.

CMS: Medicare SNF reimbursements to rise by $500 million

CMS: Medicare SNF reimbursements to rise by $500 million

Medicare would increase skilled nursing facility reimbursements by 1.4%, or $500 million, in 2016 under an updated payment rate proposed Wednesday.

Day in the Life: Hog heaven in Colorado

Day in the Life: Hog heaven in Colorado

The love for dementia residents at the Intermissions Program at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, CO, isn't ham-handed. Residents are delighted when two pot-bellied pigs, Boris and Pumba, visit and provide affection.

New tech tools help operators recruit staff more effectively

New tech tools help operators recruit staff more effectively

Long-term care providers are increasingly turning to technology that can recruit or track new hires, with the latest system coming from OnShift.

FDA approves first biosimilar treatment

The Food and Drug Administration approved its first biosimilar product in March, opening the door for more costly drug alternatives.

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