James M. Berklan

Editor

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.

Most Recent Articles by James M. Berklan

Survey shows how much long-term care costs continue to climb

Survey shows how much long-term care costs continue to climb

The cost of a private nursing home room became $92,376 annually ($7,698 per month), while a semi-private room climbed to $82,128 annually ($6,844 per month), according to Genworth's 13th annual Cost of Care Study, which was released Tuesday.

Nursing home denies it allowed resident's $2 million to be stolen

Staff members of a Northeast Miami-Dade nursing home say they had no hand in the alleged disappearance of $2 million from a former resident.

PharMerica loses bid to have Supreme Court review 'copycat' lawsuit decision

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has declined to review a case that the nation's second largest long-term care pharmacy fears could lead to "me too" lawsuits.

Providers applaud passage of rural healthcare technology bill

After months of intense lobbying, long-term care providers are celebrating the Senate's passage of the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015. The measure opens up Federal Commerce Commission funds that can help rural operators gain better broadband and telecom technology.

A call for openness as sales of facilities churn

A call for openness as sales of facilities churn

Nursing home chain executives might have been wincing when they saw news of yet another study apparently finding that they're doing a poor job.

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