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.