James M. Berklan

James M. Berklan


James M. Berklan has been the Editor of McKnight's Long-Term Care News and its affiliated publications since 2001. A graduate of Northwestern and John Carroll universities, he resides in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

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ACHCA Winter Marketplace around the corner

The American College of Health Care Administrators is rolling the dice Dec. 4-6 in Las Vegas with its 22nd annual Winter Marketplace meeting. Themed "Against All Odds: Successful Leadership in Uncertain Times," the meeting of long-term care professionals will offer a variety of ways to learn new trends, gather best practices and gain new professional insights.

Dementia care, QAPI the focus of Dec. 1 provider call

Skilled nursing providers will have a rich agenda to soak up Dec. 1 when the MLN Connects National Provider Call features a doctor pointing out how to better manage high-risk medications and a pharmacist discussing drug regimen reviews and medication reconciliation. Experts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also will give a progress update on the National Partnership and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

#VaxWithMe week ahead

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is inviting providers and other key stakeholders to gear up for National Influenza Vaccination Week. The CDC plans to host numerous activities in support of NIVW, which runs Dec. 6-12 this year.

New long-term care nursing group to debut in 2016

Leaders of an association for nurse assessment coordinators have announced they will be rolling out a new organization for long-term care directors of nursing in 2016. A "soft" opening will occur in March, with a full rollout expected to occur at a conference in September, they told McKnight's.

Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo nearing

The Aging2.0 AgeTech Expo will feature innovation tours, workshops, educational panels and a "Pitch-for-Pilots (P4P)" session when executive, nursing, I.T. leaders and others in long-term and senior care gather Nov. 19 and 20 in San Francisco.

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