August 2018 39 8 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
August 2018 issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Continuing care retirement communities have higher occupancy rates than other senior care segments, but they are not eager to keep their skilled nursing units, a ...
Outdated coverage benchmarks are leading to severe gaps in infection preventionist staffing, according to a pair of studies in the American Journal of Infection Control.
A gene linked to job-related exhaustion in shift workers may increase the risk of Alzheimer's, according to a Finnish study published in the journal Sleep.
Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
McKnight's Long-Term Care News has once again earned national honors in the 30th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed allowing physician reimbursement for video chats and check-ins, eliciting praise from the industry.
Nursing homes were placed under a hot spotlight in mid-July after The New York Times ran a lengthy story criticizing fluctuations and apparent understaffing revealed ...
A Florida legislator and former veteran said "heads must roll" after caregiving challenges were uncovered at Veterans Affairs nursing homes.
Although nursing homes' new survey routine seems to be going smoothly, infection prevention problems continue to undermine quality care delivery.
Are generators expensive? You bet. You know what else can get really, really expensive? Wrongful death lawsuits.
State News for August 2018
A fresh era of laundry equipment offers intuitive controls and other innovations
New payment system means training, education and some paradigm shifts
60 Seconds with...
60 Seconds With ... Matt Salmon Massachusetts Senior Care Association Board Member
Ask the care expert
We have residents who miss their pets so much, but because of allergies of some other residents, we cannot have cats or dogs on this ...
Residents who receive care at an outpatient clinic are nearly three times as likely to be prescribed an inappropriate antibiotic, researchers at the University of ...
Reminders delivered via fitness tracker can help older people become more active, increase energy and improve mood, according to a study published in BMC Public ...
Ask the treatment expert
Is the Braden Scale a comprehensive skin risk assessment?
A total offloading foot brace used early minimizes plantar pressure, helping ease diabetic foot ulcers, a new study finds.
A new type of smart bandage is being developed that may help providers track and treat wounds more efficiently.
Ask the nursing expert
Any suggestions for making the best nurse hiring decisions?
Women may do more of the nation's nursing work, but men are still getting paid more to do the same jobs.
When facing a shortage of licensed nurses, certified nurse aides trained as medication assistants can serve as a viable alternative, according to a pilot detailed ...
Ask the payment expert
Why am I hearing so much about ICD-10 lately?
Payment & policy
The Department of Labor has officially revoked a rule that requires employers to report whenever they seek assistance from consultants or lawyers to dissuade employees ...
Medicare appeals might be getting a little more complicated for skilled care providers, thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, legal analysts ...
Ask the legal expert
Our executive director has been accused of sexual harassment by a mid-level manager. How should we investigate this properly?
One of the unplanned byproducts of a proposed new payment system could be a better legal image and standing of therapy and rehab providers.
All five participants in a massive series of fraud, kickback and money-laundering schemes centering on American Senior Communities were handed lengthy sentences in July, most ...
Veterans in central Arkansas now have a long-term care option that provides hospitality and stunning views from the porch.
How to do it…
Providers spend countless hours evaluating and installing myriad resident security devices.
A day in the life
A Day in the Life: Quilts honor SNF veterans
Medicare will support the simultaneous use of smartphone applications with continuous glucose monitors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this summer.
A home screening test for age-related cognitive decline has been discovered, according to a study in Scientific Reports.
Staffing is inadequate and erratic at many of the nation's nursing homes?
Reader poll: "How do you convince new employees they've chosen the right place to work?"
Three skilled nursing facilities with a total of 512 beds will receive $47.2 million in refinancing through HUD 232/223(f) loans, Capital One announced in July.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and Sanford, a healthcare system with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics, plan to merge by Jan. 1, leaders ...
Medline has purchased Canadian-based rehabilitation equipment maker NeuroGym Technologies, the company announced in July.
Relias Learning's "A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience" was, like most of the healthcare education company's products, created for professional caregivers.
A new study points out that decreasing lengths of stay (LOS), which are compelled largely by managed care and other group entities, are playing havoc ...
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