August 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 01, 2014

Playing the piano can be a therapeutic way for residents to stay engaged.

Rehab settings in flux

Providers are establishing therapy rooted in person-centered care, including activities that help cognitive functioning, balance, memory and awareness

BusinessBriefs for August 2014

» Center Management Group of Flushing, NY, will pay $145 million to purchase five nursing facilities and two senior living communities from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The company currently operates 15 nursing facilities across New York and New Jersey. As part of the deal, the buyer has pledged to maintain the Catholic character of the nursing homes.

Gary Tetz

Climb every mountain

I’m obsessed by mountains, particularly the ones I’m staring at right now in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Marvelous, epic monoliths of rock and ice, they dominate and intimidate. “Look up here, you tiny, transient human writing your little long-term care articles,” they’re taunting. “We’ve been here forever. You want a piece of us?”

Hospitalist firm charged

A hospitalist company that works with thousands of facilities is facing federal charges that its clinicians routinely overbilled Medicare and Medicaid, authorities recently announced.

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