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It's time to stop long-term care state rankings

It's time to stop long-term care state rankings

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Minnesota routinely is named best state for long-term care, as it was last week in AARP's 2014 scorecard. AARP held a panel discussion to unveil the rankings, and of course an official from Minnesota was on hand to share his state's secret sauce. But the panel also featured a speaker from Mississippi, one of the lowest-ranking states. I came away thinking that Minnesota actually might not have much to teach Mississippi — and questioning what these types of state rankings accomplish.

Nurse and therapist are two of the best jobs in the US — or are they?

Nurse and therapist are two of the best jobs in the US — or are they?

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Registered nurse, physical therapist and nurse practitioner are three of the top 10 jobs in the United States, according to new rankings from U.S. News and World Report. This might come as a big surprise to anyone who's been following the recent news in McKnight's.

Brookdale remains largest senior living operator in the country, ALFA rankings show

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Stability was a theme of 2012, at least among the biggest players in the senior living sector. The Assisted Living Federation of America recently released its annual list of the largest providers by total resident capacity, and the top 12 positions remained the same as in 2011.

Troubling steps ahead for Nursing Home Compare?

Troubling steps ahead for Nursing Home Compare?

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A newly announced plan to mine data from Medicare Advantage plans might give many operators an unexpected spine shiver.

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