June 2020 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: June 2020

June IT Update

» The 2020 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards program is underway, once again featuring tracks for skilled care and senior living providers. Each includes six categories and multiple entries are allowed. The deadline to submit nominations is July 24. Submit entries atwww.mcknightstechawards.com. » Researchers from the LAMP Lab at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School…

Occupancy falls by 11%

Diversicare Healthcare Services President and CEO Jay McKnight estimated that the skilled nursing industry saw an 11% drop in occupancy in the first quarter, largely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

June Business Briefs

» HealthDirect Pharmacy Services announced it acquired the long-term care pharmacy operations of Northeast Pharmacy Services in May. It’s the company’s sixth pharmacy in the state of Pennsylvania. HealthDirect will absorb 26 long-term care professionals from Northeast, bringing its total number of employees to more than 1,000. The company has 25 pharmacies in eight states.…

Operators avert big strike

ILLINOIS — Dozens of Illinois nursing home providers averted a strike by increasing wages by 24% and agreeing to provide hazard pay for workers.

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