January 2008 29 1 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News

January 2008 29 1 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News


Drug Update

The Food & Drug Administration has approved four new drugs for the long-term care market. They are Symbicort, for asthma; Exforge, to treat hypertension; AzaSite, ...

CMS 'secret' names list sparks protest

Federal regulars set off a maelstrom last month by releasing part — but not all — of a list of 128 of the nation's worst ...

Senators demand that CMS name all poor performers

A handful of U.S. senators are leading a push to release all names on a federal "worst performing" nursing homes list.


Nip and tuck

Culture change is all the rage in nursing home design today, but you don't have to build new to make a difference.

Ask the payment expert

Ask The Payment Expert

If we have a resident with a medical RUGs and therapy wants to pick up that resident, do we have to complete an OMRA assessment?

Legal Matters

Ask The Legal Expert

Question: Under what circumstances can I discharge a resident we no longer want to serve?


This addition's a natural fit

An Ohio CCRC uses rooftop gardens and open green spaces both to be environmentally conscious and to bring a sense of nature to residents.

Business & Marketing

Leading By Example: There's no place like home

ManorCare on Rossmoor Parkway in Walnut Creek, CA, is the whole package — with good looks and a proven track record to back it up. ...

The big picture

This is not a place for yo-yos

As anyone who's been around him can attest, Larry Minnix is an incurable optimist. The American Association of Homes and Services' for the Aging's president ...

Editor’s desk

No easy solution ahead for LTC funding dilemma

The year-end scramble for Medicare and Medicaid dollars ended with a bang — and the usual whimpers from various provider interests. There were winners on ...


It's in the genes

CEO Robert Adams follows in his father's footsteps.