LTC

Also in the news for Nov. 7, 2014 . . .

Major LTC insurer posts $844 million loss, shares tumble ... Kindred's quarterly numbers suggest restructuring is paying off ... Monkey study raises hopes of weekly injections to fend off Alzheimer's ... Dementia can be predicted by walking speed and memory complaints, research suggests

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

'The Great Perhaps' in LTC

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In post-acute care, particularly the SNF future, it can be "Great" but there are so many "Perhaps" that the definition of what "Great" is going to be is unclear.

Also in the news for July 9, 2014 . . .

Alzheimer's blood test approaches 90% accuracy ... Sandalwood aromatherapy could aid wound healing ... LTC stakeholders develop strategies to improve person-centered dementia care ... Healthcare infrastructure not ready for longitudinal care plans

Also in the news for June 27, 2014 . . .

Supreme Court rules against White House over recess appointments to labor board ... Hospital readmissions penalties should be based on 15-day rates? ... Gov't releases guide for nursing homes to prevent financial exploitation of residents ... Consumer Voice launches LTC staffing campaign

Is LTC leading the pack?

Is LTC leading the pack?

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If we've learned anything lately, it's this: Changing a healthcare system is no easy task. Just ask the White House.

Tired of the bum rap? Here's how to rise above

Tired of the bum rap? Here's how to rise above

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It's no wonder you, as a long-term care provider, might get fed up with the general media. Sometimes it has to seem that mass media journalists must sit around the office, wondering what they can do to score flash points with editors, plaintiff lawyers and talk shows.

More states are implementing consumer protections for long-term care insurance policies

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States are increasingly are implementing regulations designed to help resolve consumer tussles with long-term care insurance companies, according to news reports.

Providers should focus on quality indicators to cope with payment changes, executive advises

Providers should focus on quality indicators to cope with payment changes, executive advises

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Changing payment models and an impending budget debate in Congress will force nursing homes to do more with fewer resources, a top long-term care executive told McKnight's.

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.