Bariatric residents require special care related to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, along with safe practices to prevent injury to both the resident and staff during caregiving activities.
9th annual 'virtual' tradeshow makes it easy to earn continuing education credits, learn from national experts, visit vendor booths and get up to speed on the profession's hottest topics
Providers were gearing up at press time to explain to their staff and residents' family members what a newly rebased federal quality measurement scale would mean.
Long-term care leaders have mixed feelings about a first-ever federal timeline for more bundled and other alternative payments, calling it "a good thing" but also "aggressive."
Certain issues tend to weigh heavily on the minds of operators. Chief among them: reducing hospital readmissions, complying with ever-changing Medicare rules, finding needed capital, delivering optimal wound care and harnessing technology to improve resident outcomes.
» Senior Housing Properties Trust will buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., including assumption of debt. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. The communities encompass 3,466 total living units. This includes 826 independent living units, 1,860 assisted living units, 744 memory care units and 36 skilled nursing beds.
Ventas has declared a prorated common stock dividend, pending the completion of its American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust purchase.
Seniors housing companies prepping for baby boomers may encounter prospects who are largely unwilling and unable to relocate.
ARKANSAS — A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family.
MASSACHUSETTS — Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the concept of palliative care has become more prominent in the national conversation about the end of life. Now these conversations are mandated for Bay State nursing homes, hospitals and other providers.
NEW JERSEY — Lawmakers here will soon debate the merits of a bill that would require the state to pay facilities up to half of the money owed for uncompensated care for residents whose Medicaid applications remain mired in limbo after three months.