April 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: April 01, 2017

Gary Tetz

Where kindness is king

As pesky questions about the future of healthcare swirl, let’s give thanks for the one, and maybe only, inviolate cog in the long-term care machinery that’s beyond the power of politicians to regulate or obliterate — kindness.

SNF occupancy at all-time low

Skilled nursing occupancy rates hit their lowest level on record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Where Are They Now: Wingate Healthcare

After winning a Bronze award in the McKnight’s Technology Awards for its custom-made interactive digital signage in 2014, Wingate Healthcare in Massachusetts recognized that it had a problem.

SNF Compare launch in 2018

A new website that will allow consumers to view quality ratings for skilled nursing facilities is slated for release in October 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said in late February.

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