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Nursing home operators should act decisively to take advantage of employer mandate delay, expert advises

Nursing home operators should act decisively to take advantage of employer mandate delay, expert advises

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Nursing home advocates cheered the Obama administration's recent decision to delay implementing a key part of the Affordable Care Act, and a legal expert said operators must seize this opportunity to prepare for the future.

Flu creates challenges, but staff can prepare effectively

Flu creates challenges, but staff can prepare effectively

On average, roughly 24,000 Americans die each flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than half of those hospitalized are over age 65. This season's influenza virus outbreak was no exception. In fact, according to the CDC, the flu season is the most severe it has been in 10 years.

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

Transitions of Care, Part II: So you know they're eventually gonna have to leave ... right?

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OK, I'm not talking about your kids, because we all know they NEVER leave, and if they do, they keep coming back like boomerangs. I'm talking about your residents. Let's face it, one day your resident is going to have to leave the facility. Come on, don't act so surprised.

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