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Change initiatives involve people
Jan 20, 2009
President Barack Obama is entering the Oval Office on the platform of change. Change is a desirable, if not always easy, state for organizations of all sizes. It means growth. And it can also mean anxiety...
The boomers are coming! The boomers are coming!
Jan 13, 2009
A tidal wave of older adults is about to hit long-term care–and these seniors are not about to sit idly in rocking chairs.
Let’s not overlook economy’s impact on seniors
Jan 05, 2009
It’s important to consider how older Americans are coping with the economic downturn–and what we are doing to care for them.
A five-star travesty of justice, poorly implemented
Dec 18, 2008
In rolling out its new five-star rating system for nursing homes, CMS has, once again, shown its inability to execute a good idea.
Long-term care residents can benefit from the Internet, too
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Dec 17, 2008
The Internet can be a fun and therapeutic tool for long-term care residents. Among its uses: teaching residents about diagnoses, providing a social outlet, and serving as a resource for stimulating information.
New rules regarding nonprofit retirement plans may mean more work for executives
William C. Fisher
Dec 09, 2008
The IRS has issued regulations for 403(b) plans. Plan sponsors soon will take a more active role in plan administration and fiduciary oversight.
Getting to the bottom of CNA turnover
Dr. Jules Rosen
Dec 01, 2008
There are a lot of myths regarding why certified nursing aides leave their positions. A new initiative at the University of Pittsburgh’s business and medical schools is working to uncover the facts.
Need financing? Don’t forget about HUD
T. Brian Pollard
Nov 20, 2008
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a good source of financing for seniors housing and care providers, particularly in today’s constricted lending climate.
Point of Care data collection: information at your fingertips
Nov 11, 2008
It’s time to move on from the old method of pen-and-paper documentation in long-term care. Point-of-care electronic data collection offers improved accuracy, communication and resident care. So what...
It’s time to reinvest in people
Nov 04, 2008
The next president of the United States should work toward shifting resources to the needs of everyday people—and away from wars and banks.