January 2018 39 1 Issue of McKnight's Long Term Care News
January 2018 issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Where are they now?
Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Tennessee touted the benefits of its Meaningful Day program and SimpleC technology platform to earn a Gold Award in McKnight's ...
Occupancy levels in skilled care settings dropped to a five-year low of 81.6% in the third quarter, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors ...
A growing number of hospitals have found a novel way to reduce readmission rates: insist that patients are sicker than they really are.
At the end of their lives, AfricanAmericans are more likely to have been admitted to a hospital, land in the ER and discontinue hospice care.
Living longer may be correlated to optimism, stubbornness and bonds with family, religion and land, according to a new study.
Long-term care providers have 18 months to adapt to some of the Phase 2 requirements of participation without facing penalties, the Centers for Medicare & ...
Just before tax-reform victory in December, House GOP leaders said their next target would be "entitlement reform" that trims outlays for the Medicare, Medicaid and ...
Are nursing homes fudging their staffing and quality numbers to obtain more favorable Five-Star ratings?
Increasing Medicaid rates to Florida nursing homes is a "very strong priority" in the upcoming state legislative session, the state Senate president said ...
Readmission rates are being attacked from all sides, and that includes by information technology and software suppliers. Here's a provider guide to 'teching-up'
The finance world will be looking for long-term care's 'sweet spot' in 2018
60 Seconds with...
Nicole Fallon, VP Health Policy & Integrated Services, LeadingAge
Ask the care expert
We are working hard on infection prevention at my facility. Do you have any ideas on how to really make staff think about how important ...
Having more hospice providers working with a nursing home doesn't necessarily reduce end-of-life hospitalizations.
Ask the treatment expert
What should be on our temporary care plan for skin integrity?
Low-power exercise may be the key to speeding wound healing rates in patients with diabetes, a new study suggests.
Injuries sustained during the day likely heal faster than those that occur during the night due to human internal biological clocks
Ask the nursing expert
Our facility is trying to go alarm-free, but some staff are reluctant to stop using alarms. Any suggestions?
With increased pressure on nursing homes to become smoke-free environments or create safe spaces for residents to smoke, residents and employees may both feel greater ...
While long-term care providers juggle staffing during cold and flu season, research indicates there may be a factor in their control: How they treat staff.
Ask the payment expert
Are the probe and educate reviews occurring only in home health agencies or in skilled nursing facilities as well?
Payment & policy
Skilled nursing providers should capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' plans to roll out more voluntary payment initiatives, ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should beef up its fraud-fighting efforts with a risk-based antifraud strategy for Medicare and Medicaid, the Government Accountability ...
Ask the legal expert
One of our employees has public photos on Facebook where he's in drag, and a board member complained. How should we tackle employees doing potentially ...
A former certified nursing assistant at an Illinois continuing care retirement community is suing her ex-employer for more than $75,000 and reinstatement of her job, ...
Four San Diego facilities owned by California's largest nursing home operator will pay $6.9 million to resolve civil allegations that their employees paid kickbacks for ...
Stratford Commons believes SNF residents deserve the same stylish décor and ambient atmosphere that senior living residents get
How to do it…
As family and friends gather near a loved one in the closing days, a warm and comfortable environment can do wonders for soothing frayed nerves ...
A day in the life
It began in 2011 with one resident's request: He wanted to visit Disney World.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new type of antipsychotic pill in November that is able to share information about when it was taken ...
Remember those innocent days when long-term care was hopelessly tech-phobic, and EHR was just a quick way to tell 911 your facility was under attack ...
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed following an intensive weight management program even six years post-diagnosis.
Kindred Healthcare has not only slid off the skilled nursing radar, it's also been sold — to insurer Humana Inc. and two private equity partners.
Two huge hospital operators with a significant stake in long-term care could combine to create the largest U.S. hospital owner.
The big picture
For most of his adult life, my dad was an operating engineer for Sears Roebuck & Company.
Long-term care providers can start getting their own special recognition this fall in a customized Fortune magazine "Top Workplaces" list.
Joseph DeMattos Jr., President and CEO Health Facilities Association of Maryland