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Ask the treatment expert ... about bariatric residents

Ask the treatment expert ... about bariatric residents

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.

The 2015 McKnight's Online Expo is here

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

Operators brace for pared down ratings

Operators brace for pared down ratings

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.

Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

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."

McKnight's Online Expo to tackle pressing issues

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.

Company News

BusinessBriefs for February 2015

» 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 buy adds payoff

Ventas has declared a prorated common stock dividend, pending the completion of its American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust purchase.

Many boomers not ready to make seniors housing move

Many boomers not ready to make seniors housing move

Seniors housing companies prepping for baby boomers may encounter prospects who are largely unwilling and unable to relocate.

State News

State News for March 2015

State News for March 2015

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.

State News for February 2015

State News for February 2015

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.

State News for January 2015

State News for January 2015

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.