Product News

Longer use of antidepressant may make it easier to quit smoking

Extended use of bupropion, an antidepressant, may help people quit smoking, according to a new study. Bupropion is sold as Wellbutrin and Zyban.

Sterile option for glucose testing available

Sterile option for glucose testing available

The FreeStyle Precision Pro system from Abbott allows providers to test blood glucose levels with individually-wrapped test strips, the company said.

Patient curtain available for post-acute settings

Patient curtain available for post-acute settings

Valdese Weavers Contract has launched its initial collection of Privacy Curtain designs, which can be used in outpatient clinics or long-term care facilities.

Sign up today for the McKnight's Online Expo

Sign up today for the McKnight's Online Expo

The 9th Annual McKnight's Online Expo offers five free continuing education credits to attendees. Registration is ongoing for the event, which will be held March 25 and 26.

Redilearning partners with Skillsoft

Redilearning is offering exclusive content through a partnership with Skillsoft, the company announced.

Connected Living buys Tethered LLC

Connected Living has acquired Tethered LLC, a mobile application development company.

Harmony Healthcare chooses Advancing Excellence goal

Harmony Healthcare International is embracing the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes Campaign. The company has chosen to focus on Mobility among the Advancing Excellence goals,

Capital Finance announces credit lines, deals

Capital Finance LLC has announced a revolving line of credit to Knoxville Healthcare LLC. It is the sole lender in the $2 million deal.

$1.5 billion public offering for Health Care REIT

Health Care REIT completed its public offering of nearly $19.6 million shares, for a total gross proceed of around $1.5 billion, the company announced Monday.

New report highlights handrails, grab bars for seniors

Handrails or grab bars are the most common modification made for seniors, closely followed by rugs to prevent tripping, according to a new analysis. Fewer are saying they are installing sensors.

Vendor News

HCR ManorCare enlists PAC company for management

naviHealth, a post-acute care management company, has announced a partnership with HCR ManorCare.

Extended-release hydrocodone launched

A new extended-release tablet with hydrocodone was launched in the United States at the end of January.

CompanyBriefs for February 2015

» Gentell Inc. announced its Fastcare wound documentation and ordering system now includes Quality Assurance Performance Improvement reporting capabilities. The system helps nursing homes with 24-hour wound care advice. The Fastcare tablet enables teleconferencing with Gentell experts for special situations, officials said.

NQF endorses rehospitalization system

The National Quality Forum has endorsed the PointRight® Pro 30™ rehospitalization measure, the company and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living announced in January.

On the Move

Kieley promoted at c.c. hodgson

Kieley promoted at c.c. hodgson

Richard Kieley has been promoted to partner of c.c. hodgson architectural group, a senior living firm based out of Ohio.

O'Neill to lead CCRC in MD

Paula O'Neill will be the executive director of The Lutheran Village at MILLER'S GRANT, a continuing care retirement community in Ellicott City, MD.

Tutera's Levitt to serve on board

Tutera's Levitt to serve on board

Mike Levitt has been elected vice president of the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. He is the vice president and chief compliance officer for Tutera Senior Living & Health Care in Kansas City, MO.

Rexroat named EVP at Capital Funding

Lauren Rexroat has been hired as executive vice president at Capital Funding Group.

Clare Oaks chooses Walker as CFO

Clare Oaks chooses Walker as CFO

Gigi Walker is the new chief financial officer at Clare Oaks, a continuing care retirement community in Bartlett, IL.