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

Print Issue: November 01, 2017

Eric Hargen

Field for the new HHS chief includes celebs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and television personality Mehmet Oz, M.D., are rumored to be on a list of potential candidates to replace former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D.

ManorCare CEO bows out

HCR ManorCare announced in late September that its long-time president and CEO, Paul Ormond, would step down after more than three decades at the company.

Staff talk not a help for this

A program meant to improve communication among nursing home staff didn’t help reduce falls in facilities, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed.

Gary Tetz

When drones attack

It’s your job to think about the future, so we definitely need to talk about drones in long-term care. Not the one who delivered that boring 100-slide PowerPoint at your last facility all-staff. I mean the kind that will soon fill the skies of the future like a swarm of ravenous grasshoppers.

Happy horses, happy residents

Happy horses, happy residents

An executive at Centers Health Care approached Gayle Kirschenbaum with an idea: Create a mini-horse therapy program in the company’s long-term care facilities.

Rosewood

Where Are They Now: Rosewood

The residents at Rosewood, a life plan community in Bakersfield, CA, break the stereotype that older adults aren’t interested in technology — and they do it with an “incredible appetite” for learning new tech.

Goal: 15% drop in psych drugs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hoping that providers can add to their success when it comes to further lowering the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes.

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