James M. Berklan

James M. Berklan

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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

Omnicare said to be exploring sale

Omnicare said to be exploring sale

The nation's largest pharmacy services provider for nursing homes is believed to be looking for a buyer.

Nursing home operators hail 'historic' Senate passage of permanent 'doc fix' bill

The Senate overwhelmingly voted to pass H.R. 2 Tuesday night, paving the way for repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate and drawing the praise of the largest nursing home association in the country.

More changes ahead for the current ratings system: feds

More changes ahead for the current ratings system: feds

Staffing and retention rates are expected to be added to the Nursing Home Compare website in 2016.

Dehydration is hard to change

A systematic review of 23 published research studies on the risk of dehydration in people 65 and older left researchers with little conclusive evidence about causes or a solution, investigators reported in the Annals of Long-Term Care.

5 Star is expanding as tweaks continue

5 Star is expanding as tweaks continue

Nursing homes entered a new era of tougher government scrutiny on Feb. 23, when officials released rebased Five Star ratings.

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