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Current trends, future problems for nursing home surveys to be focus of Super Tuesday webcast

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Providers will get an up-close look at problems with the nursing home survey process from a nationally respected expert during the first 2012 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event will take place at 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday and earn attendees continuing education (CE) credit. Linda Elizaitis, RNC, RAC-CT, BS, the president of CMS Compliance Group, will examine national trends in survey deficiencies, note at least 10 things that can help an operator prevent deficiencies and also explain how to avoid so-called "gotcha" deficiencies. Registration for the no-cost event is ongoing.

Census data reveal a new, masculine trend in eldercare

Census data reveal a new, masculine trend in eldercare

It is a well-known fact that our nation is aging rapidly. However, a recently released census brief, "Age and Sex Composition: 2010," revealed remarkable findings. The study found that in the last decade, the male population grew much faster than the female population in the 60-plus age group. Understanding this demographic shift and responding to it appropriately will bring new opportunities to long-term care companies.

Seniors housing pipeline 'emptying out' as construction slows, NIC says

Seniors housing pipeline 'emptying out' as construction slows, NIC says

Construction activity in the seniors housing and care sector has slowed significantly over the last two years, due largely to the overall economic recession, according to a new report. "The 2009 Seniors Housing Construction Trends Report" was produced by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).