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2019 Tech Awards

McKnight’s Tech Awards honor innovation

Telemedicine. A post-acute provider collaboration platform. Automation of resident activity calendars. These were just a few technologies that earned top honors in McKnight’s 2019 Excellence in Technology Awards competition.

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Providers slammed at House hearing

Senior advocates heavily criticized nursing homes at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing in mid-November, blasting the field for allegedly delivering poor care and improperly using antipsychotics.

SNF bed prices surpass $78K

The average sales price per bed at skilled nursing facilities averaged $78,500 in the four quarters ending Sept. 30. That’s an increase of about $1,000 over the previous year, according to a report published in the fall by Irving Levin Associates.  The report notes that the numbers are “remarkable,” given the rising operating costs and…

Nominations now open for 2nd Annual McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards

Do you know an accomplished woman in long-term care field? Or how about one relatively new to the profession, but who is already blazing an impressive trail? A “yes” to either is a call for a nomination for the McKnight’s Women of Distinction competition. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living are pleased once…

National news outlet stirs pot with report about Trump softening nursing home regulations

The Trump administration wants to roll back regulations that are onerous for nursing homes, according to a recent report from NPR.  Although at odds with regulators on many recent moves, providers are not necessarily opposed to some of the administration’s proposals that were noted in the NPR report. Calling them burdensome and inflexible, the administration…

News broadcast alleging illegal nursing home evictions roils over Thanksgiving weekend

A national news story charging that some nursing facilities illegally evict residents when funding runs out, among other reasons, made providers wince during the long holiday weekend. The NBC story reported that many facilities discharge longer-term Medicaid residents to make room for more lucrative short-stay Medicare residents. Long-term care ombudsmen received 10,610 complaints about discharges…

Also in the News for Tuesday, Dec. 3

Battle lines are drawn in Tennessee over a controversial Medicaid block grant proposal … Lawmakers question NY’s efforts to plug a $4 billion Medicaid hole … Heartburn drugs may increase risk of stomach flu … Obesity may undercut effectiveness of AFib medications

Inside Long-Term Care 2019: NOA Medical Industries

[PARTNER CONTENT] NOA Medical provides beds and sleep safety accessories for acute care and long-term care residents, in communities, nursing homes and hospitals. Steve Sauerwein, VP of sales and marketing, NOA Medical, shares how the company is continually innovating its product line. Some recent innovations include a bed with an expanded sleep deck, under bed lighting and beds with USB ports.

Providers head into final phases of RoP

With Thanksgiving nearly here, providers will be thinking about more than turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and how they’re going to staff the long holiday weekend. They also realize they have to be in compliance by Thursday with Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation for the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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