July 01, 2013 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: July 01, 2013

Gary Tetz

Invisible heroes seen

I’ve written a lot about ageism. About how people don’t value the contributions of seniors. About how long-term care residents are invisible and forgotten. About kids these days, and why they don’t respect their elders. As raving tangents go, I’m generally not bullish on the prospects for societal culture change. But after recently traveling to Washington, D.C., with 10 World War II veterans and their 14 caregivers, I might have to reconsider.

Saber expands its footprint

Saber Healthcare Group has made its first appearance on the American Health Care Association’s annual list of the 50 largest U.S. nursing facility companies.

James M. Berklan, McKnight's Editor

Something to hand all residents’ families

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a family that just didn’t “get it” when dealing with the staff at your nursing home or long-term care facility. OK, put your hand down now. It’s time to learn why Marie Marley could be your next best friend.

Extendicare CEO and President Timothy Lukenda

Extendicare mulls sell-off of U.S. operations amid decline

Extendicare, a major North American long-term care operator, may sell off its 158 U.S. facilities before the end of the year. The company’s move to separate its Canadian and U.S. businesses could strike an ominous note to other providers as the Affordable Care Act speeds toward full implementation.

John O'Connor

Time to reboot this case

We’re hearing a lot lately about mandatory drug testing in the workplace. It appears that the Tennessee Supreme Court might be a good place to put such a requirement in place.

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