The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument manual Friday.
McKnight's second Fall Online Expo will take place tomorrow, featuring three free webcasts on pressing long-term care issues. Attendees can earn continuing education credit while learning about regulatory compliance, strategies for handling difficult families and residents, and tips for finding success with managed care.
McKnight's added three national awards to its trophy case last month following the American Society of Business Publication Editors ceremony in Chicago.
Different body positions change residents' tissue blood flow and may relate to how wounds heal, according to new research. The optimal position might be a 30° supine tilt.
A provider who conducted pre-employment medical exams and screenings acted illegally, even when it hired some of the individuals, a federal judge has ruled.
Nearly one-third of knee replacement surgeries in the U.S. may be classified as "inappropriate," Virginia researchers found in a new study.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News Senior Editor Elizabeth Newman earned a Grand Award for blog writing, and McKnight's staff pulled in four other Awards of Excellence in the 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence program.
In the last week, quite a few McKnight's readers have asked me for more details about special lights that improve dementia symptoms, prompting me to dig deeper into this story. I've learned that PetSmart might be a better bet than Home Depot to get the right bulbs.
The McKnight's editorial team earned four honors in the 2014 ASHPE national editorial awards program.
I'll never forget my first encounter with the high diving board at Sherman Park pool.
Long-term care vendors likely benefit most from adding sub-brand names with new products, according to a new study from the University of Buffalo School of Management.
Hidden gems are often the best kind. They surprise us and keep us hopeful and optimistic for the future. This is how I feel about McKnight's Technology Awards, the third annual version of which is being sponsored by Tena and started accepting entries this month.
Just so you know, I've been pulling two, 12-hour shifts of living per day for the past 53 years, and I'm exhausted. I work when I sleep and I sleep when I work, which means I don't do either one very well. I've even talked to my supervisor about this, to no avail. He's an unreasonable ogre named Gary Tetz, and all he cares about is himself.
For the eighth year, the McKnight's Online Expo is set to deliver practical, timely information to long-term care providers at an unbeatable price point. The 2014 Expo, taking place March 26 and 27, will include five webcasts from LTC leaders.
Wound care continues to be a growing challenge in the long-term care sector. But many facilities are not doing enough to ensure success, according to Jeffrey M. Levine, M.D., a wound care and geriatrics specialist affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel (formerly Beth Israel Medical Center) in New York.
A new fall detection system may be part of an "aging-in-place" solution for seniors.
Homebound elderly people might soon have easy virtual access to activities offered by senior living communities, thanks to the winners of the inaugural LeadingAge HackFest.
A federal district court in Connecticut has dismissed a case filed by more than a dozen beneficiaries who challenged Medicare's "three-day rule."
When we at McKnight's host a special roundtable discussion, I look forward to getting to know the esteemed participants. Captains of the profession, they typically have evolved from nurses, business managers and doctors into C-suite inhabitants — extremely observant top executives, in fact.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News will be reporting from the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo in Dallas next week.
A deal originating in the Senate has restored federal government funding and raised the nation's debt ceiling, ending a 16-day government shutdown that threatened senior services programs and nursing facilities. However, the underlying problems that led to the crisis are not likely to be resolved soon, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean recently told McKnight's.
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, one of the nation's largest faith-based long-term care providers, has announced it will sell its six nursing homes and one assisted living facility to help close a huge budget deficit.
A third of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers surveyed by The Joint Commission during the first half of this year didn't meet basic hand hygiene requirements, according to recent data.
For the fourth straight year, McKnight's Long-Term Care News was named the Gold Award winner for Best News Coverage in the annual ASHPE Awards. McKnight's also earned Gold for its Daily Update e-newsletter.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. There will not be a Daily Update on Monday and the office will be closed. The Daily Update will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
The best "prime" opportunity for long-term care professionals to learn the latest information about many of the top issues in long-term care is at hand. Prime? Two days. Five free webcasts. Seven years running for the annual McKnight's Online Expo. Appropriately, there are a lot of prime numbers associated with this year's event, which already has shattered all previous registration record.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News will be taking a break from daily news updates on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of President's Day.