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Early to bed, early to rise ... makes us better in ethicists' eyes

Early to bed, early to rise ... makes us better in ethicists' eyes

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Ever since I used to wake up early as a young child and turn on the morning farm report on TV, my still-sleeping parents knew they had an early riser. An active morning person, if you will. They can be excused if they didn't know they were also likely rearing an honest, ethical person.

Long-term care's 12th Man

Long-term care's 12th Man

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Sometimes people can love too much. For instance, when love causes an earthquake, it might be time to pull back and examine the health of the relationship.

Nursing home operators at 'all-time high'

Nursing home operators at 'all-time high'

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Lost somewhere amid all the cookie baking, holiday parties and merry-making near the end of the year was nursing home operators' most optimistic story of 2013. The public has an all-time high opinion of you.

Influential guidelines for end-of-life care updated by Hastings Center

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The Hastings Center has updated its "Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life." The original 1987 guidelines were influential.

Regulations for nursing home ethics programs and QAPI still in the works, administrators say

Regulations for nursing home ethics programs and QAPI still in the works, administrators say

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is still working on the regulations for ethics and compliance programs that nursing homes were supposed to have implemented this month, CMS administrators admitted in an Open Door Forum call Thursday.

8 questions to help providers with community move managers

8 questions to help providers with community move managers

Continuing care retirement communities can improve their occupancy rates by incorporating senior move management services into their move-in enticement options.

Ethics panels tested as they determine seniors' final wishes

Ethics panels tested as they determine seniors' final wishes

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The thorny matter of a resident's end-of-life wishes no doubt keeps many people in the nursing home profession up at night. New Jersey is working to firm up a program it has that deploys roving ethics committees to help caregivers make decisions.

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