August 2019 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: August 2019

How to do it … smartwatch compliance

Like many other aspects of society, smart technologies are sweeping senior living. The benefits of smart watches make them attractive additions in most facilities. Experts, however, advise careful evaluation of the pros and cons before making an initial plunge.

McKnight's Long-Term Care News, August 2019, page 28, Feature 1, Laundry

Honest engines

Every day, Garden Spot Village, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Holland, PA, manages about 1,250 pounds of laundry. It’s all done in-house — a dirty job that’s no small feat for a community with 65 personal care and 72 skilled nursing beds.

McKnight's Long-Term Care News, August 2019, page 31, Feature 2, Rehabilitation

Garden-variety therapy

Non-traditional therapy modalities have been practiced in every setting from home to skilled to independent and assisted living for a long time. But as conventional therapy providers attest, these “softer” modals are increasingly playing an important role complementing evidence-based, patient-centered care.

Newline facilities get $50M

State lawmakers have passed a budget with $415.4 million for Medicaid funding to nursing homes – a $50 million increase from last year.

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