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CCRCs adding rehab, cutting SNFs: report

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Continuing care retirement communities have higher occupancy rates than other senior care segments, but they are not eager to keep their skilled nursing units, a report from commercial real estate firm CBRE Group finds.

Studies reveal a greater need for infection preventionists

Studies reveal a greater need for infection preventionists

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Outdated coverage benchmarks are leading to severe gaps in infection preventionist staffing, according to a pair of studies in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Is shift work a dementia risk?

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A gene linked to job-related exhaustion in shift workers may increase the risk of Alzheimer's, according to a Finnish study published in the journal Sleep.

Aspirin tied to fewer plaques

Aspirin tied to fewer plaques

Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

McKnight's earns APEX honors

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News has once again earned national honors in the 30th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition.

CMS gives telehealth a reimbursement win

CMS gives telehealth a reimbursement win

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed allowing physician reimbursement for video chats and check-ins, eliciting praise from the industry.

Staffing totals don't add up

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Nursing homes were placed under a hot spotlight in mid-July after The New York Times ran a lengthy story criticizing fluctuations and apparent understaffing revealed through a new federal data collection process.

VA care issues get closer look

VA care issues get closer look

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A Florida legislator and former veteran said "heads must roll" after caregiving challenges were uncovered at Veterans Affairs nursing homes.

CMS dishing the dirt on infection problem

CMS dishing the dirt on infection problem

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Although nursing homes' new survey routine seems to be going smoothly, infection prevention problems continue to undermine quality care delivery.

Change that's overdue

Change that's overdue

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Are generators expensive? You bet. You know what else can get really, really expensive? Wrongful death lawsuits.

New scope for Tech Awards

New scope for Tech Awards

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The 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program is expanding to two tracks and also doubling the number of available categories.

Want CE credit? Better have a number

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The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards announced it is creating a continuing education registry.

Providers decry $2 billion loss in therapy caps deal

Providers decry $2 billion loss in therapy caps deal

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Providers knew that elimination of Medicare Part B therapy caps would likely come with significant side costs, but nobody wanted them this high.

Online Expo enjoying 12th year

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Providers will have ongoing access to all sessions at this month's 12th Annual McKnight's Online Expo for at least six months after the event, organizers confirmed during final preparations.