REITs agree on SNF deal for $117k per bed

A Chicago-based real estate firm recently brokered the $7.2 million sale of a skilled-nursing home in Bloomsburg, PA.

Remote-patient monitoring, emergency response wrapped into one

Remote-patient monitoring, emergency response wrapped into one

Two tech providers have collaborated to create a remote-patient monitoring and emergency response platform in one simple product.

Robotic treatment for patients with spinal injuries newly available

Robotic treatment for patients with spinal injuries newly available

A "revolutionary" new robotic treatment for patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, first developed in Japan, is now available in the U.S.

New course highlights leadership in dementia care

A new course, offered by an established educator in the long-term care space, aims to further providers' leadership acumen in dementia care.

Final week of registration for McKnight's Online Expo

We are in the final stretch, as today begins the last week of registration for the 12th Annual McKnight's Online Expo.

LTC cloud vendor partners with data exchange

One of the top cloud vendors in the long-term and post-acute care space is partnering with a data-exchange provider, aiming to smooth the transition from hospital.

CommuniCare adds 13 new SNFs in Ohio

Cincinnati-based CommuniCare Health Services is adding more than a dozen skilled nursing centers to its portfolio, the company has announced.

System helps reduce falls by 90%

A new study shows that one product helped to reduce patient falls by more than 90%.

Louisville software vendor switches name, keeps mission

Louisville-based Creative Strategies is changing its name after more than a decade, but keeping the same mission, the company announced in a release.

App spreads reach to post-acute market

Managed Care Group LLC, an affiliate of Prime Care Technologies, is offering a new case management and reimbursement app to the post-acute market.

New alarm helps in noise compliance

New alarm helps in noise compliance

A new tool is now on the market to help long-term care professionals stay compliant with noise regulations.

Bluetooth hearing aid connects to cellphone

Bluetooth hearing aid connects to cellphone

Tech company Phonak is showcasing a Bluetooth hearing aid at HIMSS18 this week, which it says is the first of its kind to connect directly to any enabled cellphone.

CRM company expands PA reach

Intellitec Solutions has become a business member of LeadingAge PA, the company announced.

New app 'powered by nurses' debuts

myCareGPS, billed as "powered by nurses," has entered the market. The goal is for a patient to connect to his or her care team around the clock.

Infection prevention tools made available

Long-term care pros, hoping to fine-tune their infection-prevention skills, now have a new avenue to do so, without leaving their home or office.

SNF aims to cut ER visits with telemed

A New Jersey provider is testing out telemedicine services in its skilled-nursing facilities, in the hopes that it might cut back on unnecessary ER visits.

Health IT companies work together to simplify revenue cycle management

Two health information technology companies are working in concert, hoping to help providers simplify revenue cycle management and billing.

Skilled nursing provider receives $22.6M in acquisition funding

HJ Sims announced that its private lending group, along with a partner, funded a $22.625 million high-leverage first mortgage for a provider to acquire two healthcare campuses.

Content Management Module introduced

Content Management Module introduced

K4Connect announced the creation of its Content Management Module (CMM), an optional add-on to its flagship K4Community, that is built specifically for senior living community residents, staff and operators.

Medical diagnostic device released

Medical diagnostic device released

VoCare has created a new diagnostic device that collects six different health vigals and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE transmission, the company said.

Patient monitoring market to grow

The global remote patient monitoring market is expected to grow by 16% through 2022, according to a new report.

Design firm, flooring company collaborate to study senior-living industry

A global architecture firm and flooring company just announced a new collaboration, aiming to better understand the senior living industry.

NAHCA launches rebranding

The National Association of Health Care Assistants has revised its logo and launched a new website.

$40 million construction project begins

The Kendal Corporation has begun a $40 million renovation and expansion at its Lexington, VA, community.

Bridge loan for three SNFs announced

HarborView Capital Partners has arranged for a $47.5 million acquisition loan for three skilled nursing facilities in Florida.

New wipe may help reduce C. diff

The Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes reduced C. difficile infection rates from 14.99 (per 10,000 patient days) to zero in a six-month period, according to a new study.

Argentum show to be held in May

Early-bird registration to attend the Argentum annual meeting ends Friday, Feb. 23.

Hurricane louvers listed in Texas

Hurricane louvers listed in Texas

Eight Ruskin hurricane and wind-driven rain louvers are now listed by the Texas Department of Insurance, the company said.

Book covers hospice care

Book covers hospice care

The Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, was released to give practical tips for caregivers. The updated version reflects recent regulatory changes.

Shortage of workers listed as major concern in senior living report

Eighty-two percent of senior living providers see a shortage of workers as a key concern over the next year, according to a new survey from Lancaster Pollard.

Atrium Health, Navicent Health to merge

Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System, and Navicent Health, have signed a Letter of Intent to combine forces.

Senior living design collaboration announced

Kwalu and THW Design have partnered to create a new and upscale furniture collection for seniors housing.

Trilogy Consulting acquired

Solutions Advisors, based in New Jersey, has acquired Trilogy Consulting LLC.

Resilience technology debuts

Resilience technology debuts

The DuPont™ Corian® Design business has developed a new manufacturing process called Resilience Technology™, offering less maintenance and easier stain removal.

Sharps crate, syringes introduced

Sharps crate, syringes introduced

Dynarex has debuted four new products geared toward safety.

Altercare rebrands

Altercare of Ohio Inc. has updated its corporate name to Altercare Integrated Health Services, the provider announced.

Agreement with PressGaney for workforce development announced

HealthStream announced a seven-year agreement with Press Ganey Associates for workforce development.

Focus Utica becomes part of Centers Health Care

Centers Health Care in New York has bought Focus Utica in New York, part of the Focus Family of Companies.

AHT, COMS announce interoperable solution

American HealthTech and COMS Interactive have announced an interoperable solution available in three packages.

Aging with Dignity partnership announced

Relias has announced a strategic partnership with Aging with Dignity, a nonprofit organization focused on preserving the dignity of those with illness.

Platform seeks to expand, part of Academic Platforms, announced it is expanding its How to Be a Nurse Assistant course.

Relaunch of premium floor covering

Relaunch of premium floor covering

nora systems has relaunched norament grano, a rubber floor covering for interior spaces.

Book offers nurses advice on genetic challenges

A new book focuses on genetics and genomic essentials for graduate-level nurses.

New analyzer helps deliver blood test results faster

New analyzer helps deliver blood test results faster

McKesson Medical-Surgical plans to be the exclusive distributor of a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-waived CBC analyzer developed to deliver common blood test results in as few as three minutes.

Ostomy product market expected to grow

The rising number of chronic diseases is expected to be a growth factor for the ostomy products market, according to a new market report.

Electrical backup provided for new campus

Enchanted Rock will be providing its On Demand Electric Reliability service for Tradition Senior Living's new campus in Houston, TX, the company announced.

HCR ManorCare announces partnership

PatientPing, a health technology company in Boston, announced a collaboration Tuesday with HCR ManorCare.

Best in KLAS Awards announced

MatrixCare has won the Best in KLAS Award for Long-Term Care Software for the second year in a row.

Course on HIPAA, OSHA, debuts

First Healthcare Compliance has announced its four-module course. The Fundamentals has been approved for 4.4 continuing education credits.

New pill box can send reminders

New pill box can send reminders

TimerCap announced it is launching a Bluetooth-enabled seven-day pill box called iSort.

Weighted-base kettle to be released in U.S.

Weighted-base kettle to be released in U.S.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare announced it is the exclusive distributor of the Uccello Kettle in the United States and Canada. The product has a weighted base and ergonomic handle.

Altercare acquires six centers in Ohio

Altercare Integrated Health Services is set to acquire the operations of Greystone Healthcare Management's six Ohio-based center, effective Thursday.

Desired hours important in job decision, caregiver survey finds

Eighty percent of home care, assisted living and nursing home caregivers said they preferred to work for one company if they can get the hours they want, which is often easier in a restaurant or retail environment.

Wound Care Education Institute acquired

OnCourse Learning has bought the Wound Care Education Institute.

Six CCRCs sold

CBRE Capital Markets' National Senior Housing team arranged the sale and financing of a six-property portfolio comprising of continuing care retirement communities by Life Care Services.

Mobile website features online ordering

Nurse Rosie Products now offers a mobile-friendly website that accepts online orders.

System for pressure injuries studied

Patients wearing the Leaf wireless monitoring system were 73% less likely to develop a pressure injury, according to a new study.

Virtual reality company announces partnership

Virtual reality company announces partnership

MyndVR, which provides virtual reality solutions for senior living communities, and Littlstar, a content network, have announced an exclusive partnership.

Mobile learning app now allows exams offline

Mobile learning app now allows exams offline

NetDimensions Talent Slate 2.5 mobile learning app allows users to launch modules without downloading, the company said.

Inhaler receives Arthritis Foundation 'Ease of Use' commendation

Boehringer Ingelheim's Respimat Inhaler, designed for those with arthritis, has received the Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use Commendation.

Software agreement reached

Lorien Health Services recently signed with Nexus Health Resources to start using NexuConnexions software in nine of its skilled nursing facilities in Maryland.

Technology solution expands to web

Status Solutions has launched CATIE Web so that seniors can access the product from outside their rooms.

Senior living provider forms agreement with tech company

California operator Eskaton has announced that it will use K4Connect's K4Community in 10 of its senior living communities through 2018.

Handkerchief might help fight flu

Handkerchief might help fight flu

The My Hanky Handkerchief, created for hygiene, could help facilities fighting flu, its manufacturer said.

UnitedHealthcare unveils onboarding online resource

UnitedHealthcare unveils onboarding online resource

UnitedHealthcare has announced new digital health resources for enrollees in employer-sponsored health plans.

California Association of Health Facilities announces preferred provider

The California Association of Health Facilities announced a preferred provider arrangement with Stratus Interoperable.

Partnership with practitioner, facility EHR systems announced

GEHRIMED, which has created a Stage-2 Certified EHR for long-term care practitioners, and American HealthTech announced a strategic partnership. This will allow a data exchange between a practitioner's electronic health record through GEHRIMED and a facility's EHR through American HealthTech.

Corporate finance group named top lead arranger

Capital One Healthcare's Corporate Finance group has been named the No. 1 lead arranger for healthcare leveraged loans up to $1 billion, per Thomson Reuters.

Talent management platform wins Gold award

HealthcareSource has won the Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for Best Advance in an Integrated Talent Management Platform, the company announced.

New company debuts

HealthStream has launched "Verity™, a HealthStream Company," a new company that combines its Echo and Morrisey businesses.

Telehealth partnership announced

Netsmart and American Well have announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks.

Book tackles nursing retirement

Book tackles nursing retirement

A new book offers resources for nurses thinking about retirement.

Disease prediction service debuts at CES

Disease prediction service debuts at CES

SELVAS AI is exhibiting "Selvy Checkup" at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Technology boosting medical carts market

The global medical carts market is expected to grow by 16.2% by 2022, according to a recent report.

Furniture company acquired

GF Health Products Inc. has bought Intensa Inc., a manufacturer of medical/laboratory seating, casework, furniture and equipment.

CPAP company bought

DW Healthcare Partners has financed its acquisition of SoClean Inc. with a $60 million senior credit line through White Oak Healthcare Finance, the firm said.

Distribution center to open in Maryland

Medline announced last month it was close to tripling its footprint in Maryland with the construction of a 1.1-million-square-foot distribution center in Perryville.

Improved device helps measure fluid responsiveness

Improved device helps measure fluid responsiveness

Masimo has announced the marketing and release of RD rainbow Lite SET™ sensors, which enable the monitoring of Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index™ and RPVi™.

New air purifier assesses air vitals

New air purifier assesses air vitals

Philips and HomeLab announced the HomeLab Healthy Home Program that provides the ability to monitor indoor air.

NQF announces Innovation Challenge winners

The National Quality Forum named five winning entries for its 2017 Innovation Challenge, including one that focuses on patient-centeredness.

18 color palettes enter market

18 color palettes enter market

Sherwin-Williams has created new, specially curated palettes specifically for the healthcare, new residential, commercial, multifamily, hospitality and education markets.

Skin closure system debuts

Skin closure system debuts

Chemence Medical Inc. announced it has received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market and sell Exofin Fusion®, a new skin closure system for medium to large wounds.

Senior tablet introduces Chinese-speaking support

grandPad® senior tablet has introduced Chinese-speaking customer-support and software. All of the tablets will now have the option to set the language to Chinese.

Certification announced for quality company

Advantmed LLC has received certification from The National Committee for Quality Assurance for 2018 HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) hybrid measures.

Digital health company announces partnership

Rimidi, a digital health company provides software and clinical analytics for chronic disease management, and Eli Lilly and Company have announced a partnership.

Drain replacement valves unveiled

Tingue, a laundry product supplier, has debuted a new line of replacement drain valves.

Ventas said it supports Kindred acquisition

Ventas Inc. said it supports the acquisition of Kindred Healthcare by TPG Capital, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, and Humana Inc.

New senior living community to open in IL

Clarendale of Addison, a $45 million senior living community, is under construction, Ryan Companies announced.

Illinois SNF acquired

CareTrust REIT has bought Helia Healthcare of Greenville, IL, from Palladian Healthcare, the company announced. A purchase price was not disclosed.

Additional review time requested for ulcerative colitis drug

Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration has extended the action date by three months for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XELJANZ®(tofacitinib) .

New blankets available for senior facilities

New blankets available for senior facilities

Encompass Group has introduced two new blankets to its line. The UltraLinks Plus® blanket is now offered in a larger size and two new colors, while the new Khaki Stripe Bath Blanket blends with today's common color schemes.

Bathroom tissue for commercial use debuts

Bathroom tissue for commercial use debuts

P&G Professional has announced the launch of its new Charmin® Bathroom Tissue for Commercial Use. The product is considered ideal for public areas in senior facilities, such as guest bathrooms or dining areas.

Ear care product expanded to nursing homes

Eosera Inc. said it will be expanding its earwax impaction product for nursing homes.

Telemedicine company announces partnership

TripleCare, a provider of telemedicine-based services, said it has expanded its relationship with Saber Healthcare Group, which owns and operates 105 skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.

Weatherhead releases fastest-growing companies list

OnShift, an Ohio-based human capital management software company, has been ranked No. 13 on Weatherhead 100's annual list of Northeast Ohio's fastest-growing companies.

Community app update released

Touchtown announced it has released Community Apps 2.0 with smartphone support.

Capital Funding Group announces deals

Capital Funding Group announced the closing of three deals for skilled nursing facilities.

MJHS, Isabella Geriatric announced affiliation

MJHS, a not-for-profit health system in New York, announced that Isabella Geriatric Center, a 705-bed residential healthcare facility providing rehab and nursing care in Manhattan, has become an affiliated agency.

Hospice announces it will accept patients in January

VITAS Healthcare said it will accept hospice-appropriate patients in Lake and Sumter counties in Florida starting Jan. 2.

McKesson releases pharmacy trend list

McKesson's RxO team has listed five trends it thinks will impact health system pharmacies in 2018, which it is presenting this week at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting 2017.