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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Federal court: Nursing home can be sued for firing hairdresser who can no longer push wheelchair

Is the ability to transport residents in their wheelchairs an essential function of a nursing home hairdresser? A federal appeals court says it's a valid question and is allowing a hairdresser to sue a facility that fired her.

Expert says providers often wrongly threatened by PEPPER reports

Instead of fearing further scrutiny by federal authorities, providers should embrace the opportunity to get feedback in the form of PEPPER reports, legal experts said Monday at the LeadingAge annual meeting in Nashville.

Second annual Hackfest just a week away

Final preparations are underway for the second annual LeadingAge Hackfest.The Oct. 18-20 event will pit teams of four to six members against one another in a quest to create a technology-driven tool that will improve the lives of seniors and their family members. First prize is $5,000.

Kindred overcomes Gentiva objections, forges $1.8 billion acquisition to expand gigantic healthcare 'ecosystem'

Kindred overcomes Gentiva objections, forges $1.8 billion acquisition to expand gigantic healthcare 'ecosystem'

Kindred Healthcare has succeeded in its quest to acquire Gentiva Health Services. The companies announced Thursday morning they would combine to create the fourth-biggest healthcare provider of any type in the United States. The $1.8 billion deal was approved by the boards of both companies, ending Kindred's five-month hostile takeover bid for the home health provider.

3 national long-term care meetings on tap

A trio of national annual meetings for long-term care stakeholders will take place in the week ahead, and luckily for those wanting to attend, they'll all be at the same location. The American Health Care Association and its companion group, the National Center for Assisted Living, will hold its 65th annual convention in Sunday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with those two groups' meetings, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care will be hold its 25th annual meeting Sunday through Tuesday, also at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in the District of Columbia.

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