Product News

CAST releases strategic technology planning workbook

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies has released the Strategic IT Planning for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Providers: A "How To" Workbook, a guide to help senior living executives.

New robot available as aide

New robot available as aide

Budgee is an innovative robot that performs helpful tasks for elderly or disabled individuals, 5 Elements Robotics announced.

Hydration device debuts

Hydration device debuts

OGWA Corp. created a hydration system with a pressurized fluid reservoir with a pressure-resistant leakproof valve to spray high volumes of fluid into the mouth.

OnShift announces award winners

OnShift announced the winners of its Fourth Annual Scheduler of the Year Awards.

SmartLinx Solutions chosen by NC senior living group

Meridian Senior Living in North Carolina has chosen SmartLinx Solutions LLC for its workforce management needs.

Golden Living selects HCS Interactant

Golden Living has chosen HCS Interactant for its revenue cycle management across 300 centers, the company announced.

Concentra sold to MJ Acquisition

Select Medical Holdings Corp., which operates outpatient rehabilitation clinics and specialty hospitals, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XII, L.P., a private equity fund, have agreed to buy Humana subsidiary Concentra Inc. for approximately $1.055 billion in cash.

KeyBank secures Fannie Mae financing

KeyBank Real Estate Capital announced it secured $78 million in Fannie Mae financing for a 13-property joint venture between National Health Investors and Bickford Senior Living

Cushman & Wakefield arranges sale of IL CCRC

Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets has arranged the sale of Wyndemere to ROC Seniors Housing.

ISL announces construction on AL community

Integral Senior Living said construction has begun on a new community. The Ridge Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care community located in Salt Lake City and is slated to open in spring 2016.

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

Graham promoted at Erickson

Graham promoted at Erickson

Joe Graham will be the new Director of Continuing Care at Charlestown Retirement Community

York joins EWA

York joins EWA

Amy York has joined the Eldercare Workforce Alliance as its new executive director.

Mitchell joins board

Mitchell joins board

Keiffer Jackson Mitchell Jr. has joined the Board of Directors at Roland Park Place, a CCRC in Baltimore.

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Gould promoted at East Ridge

Ken Gould is the new director of community operations for East Ridge at Cutler Bay in Florida.

Walters leads Friendship

Walters leads Friendship

Jessica Walters, MHA, LNHA, is the new administrator of Friendship Health and Rehab Center, a 373-bed skilled nursing facility in Roanoke, VA.