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

Print Issue: February 01, 2017

John O'Connor

An overtime quandary

Mick Jones allegedly wrote “Should I stay or should I go” in 1981 while contemplating whether to leave The Clash. The context may be different this time, but many long-term care operators can well relate to the song’s sentiment.

Sleep deprivation doesn’t discriminate

Investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and their Canadian partners reported that cognitive impairment is the same among men and women who work shifts, despite the fact that women typically get less sleep and have more work-related stress.

Alise Ionashku, Administrator Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation

Profile: Alise Ionashku

If there’s one aspect of Alise Ionashku’s childhood that stands out, it’s the desire of her and her three older brothers to make their immigrant parents proud.

OIG: Policy cut SNF care

Investigators with the Office of Inspector General are recommending a closer look at federal regulators’ controversial “two-midnight” rule for Medicare beneficiaries.

Provider to pay $300k in vaccine dispute


A Pennsylvania-based healthcare provider has agreed to hand over $300,000 to settle allegations that it fired employees who requested religious exemptions from the organization’s vaccination policy.

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