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

Print Issue: January 01, 2017

Benjamin A. Breier

Profile: Benjamin A. Breier

Benjamin A. Breier may be at the helm of one of long-term care’s industry giants as the president and CEO of Kindred Healthcare. But in one big way, he’s similar to many of his employees. Work-life balance is “without a doubt, the biggest personal challenge,” the father of three daughters says.

Diminished nurse skill mix is linked to poor outcomes

Diminished nurse skill mix is linked to poor outcomes

Healthcare settings that substitute lower-level staff for registered nurses do so at their own peril, according to an extensive review of nurse skill mix at more than 240 hospitals in Belgium, England, Finland, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.

Report: LTC liability costs to rise in 2017

A skilled nursing facility with 100 occupied beds can expect to pay roughly $235,000 in liability expenses in 2017, according to the recently issued Aon Global Risk Consulting/American Health Care Association 2016 Long Term Care General Liability and Professional Liability Actuarial Analysis.

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