Facilities acquired in Baltimore area

Tryko Partners LLC has bought two former ManorCare facilities totaling 254 beds in Maryland, the company announced.

New device approved for severe emphysema

The Zephyr Endobronchial Valve has been given market approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

Supplier Legacy Award winner named

3M Commercial Solutions Division has received the Supplier Legacy Award from Premier Inc.

NACNS selects management group

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists has chosen Virtual Inc. as its new management service and support team.

Eskaton recognized by LeadingAge CA

Eskaton has received the Innovation/Best Practices and Grassroots Advocate awards from LeadingAge California.

Illinois SNF to close; AL units to remain

Pleasant Hill Healthcare nursing facility in Girard, IL, will close Sept. 1, according to local reports.

Distributor added for floor lift

Distributor added for floor lift

Client Care Equipment in Boise, ID, is now an authorized distributor of the LiftUp Raizer®, the company announced.

Exam gloves receive upgrade

Exam gloves receive upgrade

Shepard Medical Products has upgraded its CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves, the company said.

Behavioral health monitoring company selects tech provider

Behavioral health monitoring company selects tech provider

Cordant Health Solutions, which provides monitoring tools for behavioral health, chronic pain and workers' compensation organization, has selected Xybion Corporation Workers' Comp Cloud.

Managed care, technology topics of Chicago symposium

Ziegler and Link•Age Ventures announced the inaugural Ziegler Link·Age Fund Symposium, to be held Wednesday, July 25 in Chicago.

New multi-load washer introduced

New multi-load washer introduced

Maytag® Commercial Laundry is introducing the Maytag® Multi-Load Washer, designed to handle large, heavy loads of laundry.

Technology to address claim denials debuts

Change Healthcare today unveiled a new technology that helps providers reduce one of the leading causes of claim denials.

New diabetes treatments in the works

Two doses of Eli Lilly's dulaglutide (4.5 mg and 3.0 mg), as well as Trulicity® (dulaglutide) 1.5 mg, provided significantly better blood sugar control with weight benefits for those with type two diabetes, a new study finds.

Company expands long-term care insurance options

EssentialLTC is expanding its long-term care insurance options, the company said.

New website will provide faster service, company said.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is preparing to launch a new website this summer, the company said.

Predictive analytics company announces engagement solution

Connace, a Boston-based healthcare company, has debuted its Integrated Patient Engagement solution drive by predictive analytics.

Free VR dementia course geared to boost empathy

Relias has released "A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience" to anyone free of charge, the company announced last week.

PruittHealth chooses EHR system

PruittHealth has selected MatrixCare for its EHR platform.

Consulting group expands

Senior living consulting firm Senior Source Consulting Group in Florida announced its expansion.

New BI product available

HappyCo made its Happy Insights business intelligence product available last week, the company said.

SunTrust announces expansion of Aging Services Practice Group

SunTrust recently announced a nationwide expansion of its Aging Services/Senior Living Industry Practice Group.

Montreal distributor acquired

Medline recently announced the acquisition of Dufort et Lavigne Ltée, a medical supplies distributor.

Auto-injector provides option for those with RA

Auto-injector provides option for those with RA

AbbVie GK, Eisai Co. and EA Pharma Co. have debuted the HUMIRA Pen, an auto-injector pen meant to help simplify self-injection.

Lounge collection includes sled base

Lounge collection includes sled base

Integra Seating announced during NeoCon that it is adding to its Coffee House Collection and Kallise Lounge Collection.

CMS to allow use of smartphone apps with glucose monitors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare will now support the simultaneous use of smartphone applications with continuous glucose monitors.

Medical device company launches dedicated LTC division

Arjo is launching its own dedicated long-term care division.

Aging services TV and internet provider announce merger

Bulk TV & Internet is merging with another player in the field.

LTC locating service eyes rapid growth, with 20 franchises on tap

A company that helps elders to locate long-term care options in their community is targeting rapid growth, with plans to hit 100 locations by the year's end.

Skilled care powerhouse partners with Fortune 500 company to tackle population health

A sizeable staffing agency and provider of skilled nursing care is teaming with a Fortune 500 company, aiming to better arm nurses with crucial information.

'Large-scale' LTPAC provider picks new tech vendor

A sizeable provider of long-term, post-acute care services has selected MatrixCare as its new electronic health record platform vendor.

Shoes equipped with GPS tracking

Shoes equipped with GPS tracking

Vigil has announced the availability of new shoes designed to help residents from becoming lost.

New adjustable electric beds

New adjustable electric beds

Drive DeVilbiss announced two new adjustable beds to its product offerings.

NIC, data analytics vendor team up to help with skilled-nursing benchmarking

NIC, data analytics vendor team up to help with skilled-nursing benchmarking

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care is teaming up with a data analytics vendor, aiming to help the skilled-nursing field to measure itself up against the competition.

A new wound care app for nurses

There is a new forum for wound care nurses who are looking for help from their peers.

$52M loan helps CCRC to renovate, reconfigure campus

An East Coast investment bank is delivering a big boost to one continuing care retirement community renovating and reconfiguring its campus.

LTC pharmacy provider makes first foray into Wisconsin

One of the country's largest long-term care pharmacy companies just got a little bigger, following its first foray into Wisconsin.

Respiratory device manufacturer acquired

A Los Angeles-based manufacturer of respiratory devices for skilled nursing providers is under new ownership.

Home care provider, tech company provide SNFs with window into patients' lives

A provider of home-based healthcare services has found a technology partner, hoping to give skilled nursing and other providers a window into their patients' lives following discharge.

Diabetes testing simplified

Diabetes testing simplified

Abbott has announced the availability of a new diabetes testing system, which can give providers results in just minutes.

Power lifting recliner chairs

Power lifting recliner chairs

Therapedic has announced the availability of a new line of power lift reclining chairs.

Seniors ride-sharing service enters three new markets; eyes 10 more in 2018

Seniors ride-sharing service enters three new markets; eyes 10 more in 2018

A fast-growing company, which provides specialized ride-sharing services to elders, just entered three new markets, with 10 more on the horizon.

Real estate firm offers skilled nursing new lease-back option

Greystone real estate lending and advisory company is offering skilled care providers the chance to sell and lease back their facilities as a way to access capital and focus on strengthening their operations.

Cleveland-based bank backs history-making FHA loan

A Midwestern lender has helped secure what it says is one of the largest loans in the history of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Notification system set to offer greater voice-activation capabilities

VoiceFriend LLC has announced that its notification solution is now Amazon Alexa-enabled, which will allow skilled nursing and senior living communities using VoiceFriend to communicate more effectively with their residents, families and staff through any Alexa-enabled device.

Tablet for seniors, wireless carrier team up

GrandPad, a tablet designed specifically for seniors, is partnering with one wireless carrier, looking to boost distribution of the device.

Vendor rolls out first conference, adds LTC thought leaders to agenda

A Colorado communications vendor is rolling out its first conference later this year and is filling out the agenda with some notable names from the long-term care space.

Easing pain for dementia patients

Easing pain for dementia patients

Illinois-based distributor Arjo has announced a new way to help ease the pain of those suffering from dementia.

Providing residents with neck, back relief

Providing residents with neck, back relief

Bcozzy is targeting seniors and eldercare providers with its line of specially designed neck pillows.

Former Hasbro employees launch new company to bring joy to elderly

Former Hasbro employees launch new company to bring joy to elderly

A group of former Hasbro employees have acquired the toymaker's first foray into elder-focused products, and they're launching their own company to build upon the brand.

Bank helps broker affiliation between senior living, CCRC

A Chicago-based investment bank has helped broker an affiliation agreement, allowing a senior care provider to assume management and oversight of another facility in New Jersey.

Minneapolis-based LTC consulting firm expands services, freshens brand

A Minneapolis-based consulting firm, which deals with both long-term care and senior living, is expanding its services while livening up its brand.

Pharmacy tech company partners with SCPC to bolster its advocacy agenda

A Durham, NC-based pharmacy automation technology company is partnering with the association that represents long-term care pharmacists, lending it heft to further its advocacy agenda.

Vendor offers Nursing Home Compare tool for free trial

A Pittsburgh-based vendor is offering free access to its nursing home benchmarking engine for the next few months.

New nature-inspired flooring

New nature-inspired flooring

Patcraft flooring company has announced a new product that it says is inspired by nature.

Labels help with pharmacy safety

Labels help with pharmacy safety

Ivyland, PA-based Medi-Dose has announced a new line of labels to help nursing homes avoid catastrophic injuries or death.

Maryland SNFs announce partnership to eradicate readmissions

Maryland skilled nursing facilities are partnering with a vendor to try and pare back pesky readmissions.

Data integration vendor inks long deal with NY provider

Stratus Interoperable announced recently that it has signed a five-year deal with the New Jewish Home to deliver the vendor's StratusLink tool for managing data and business intelligence.

New branding, website for workforce management vendor

SmartLinx, a vendor that deals in workforce management solutions, just announced the unveiling of its new website as part of a freshening of its brand.

CFG assists with $21.6M bridge-to-HUD loan

Baltimore-based Capital Funding Group has given a big assist to one Connecticut-based provider, in the form of a $21.6 million loan.

Using artificial intelligence to optimize scheduling

If you're having a hard time scheduling just the right amount, and mix, of caregivers during each shift, one vendor thinks that artificial intelligence could be a solution.

New features for talent management application

Boston-based HealthcareSource has added two new features to its product, aiming to make it easier for long-term care leaders to acquire and manage talent.

Sporting new cane add-on

Sporting new cane add-on

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has announced a new line of sports-themed tips for the bottoms of canes and crutches.

Bed sheets that kill germs

Bed sheets that kill germs

Beds can be a breeding ground for germs, but one product maker is aiming to make that a fact of the past.

Spelling out the particulars of being a DON

With an eye toward decreasing turnover, a prominent nursing directors group just released a new document that helps spell out the specifics of becoming a DON.

Senior facilities partner with Fortune 500 Co. on culinary, housekeeping services

Sodexo — a Fortune 500 company that provides culinary, housekeeping and other quality-of-life services — is partnering with senior care facilities across the country to address some of their common pain points.

Firm helps broker sale of two senior facilities in New York

A Chicago-based real estate firm recently helped broker the sale of two senior care facilities in Stamford, NY.

Skilled care center the first to harness pharmacy helper in Massachusetts

Liberty Commons Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center recently became the first to roll out an innovative pharmacy solution in the Bay State.

Background screening firm for LTC achieves accreditation

PreCheck, a Houston-based firm that assists long-term care facilities and other providers with employee background checks, just received accreditation for its services.

The next big thing in nurse communication

The next big thing in nurse communication

TekTone hopes to make nurse communication easier and more affordable with one of its latest products.

A new wearable fall detection device

A new wearable fall detection device

MedHab has announced the availability of a new wearable device that helps families and caregivers detect falls.

PA healthcare association, foundation partner to recognize providers

The group representing Pennsylvania long-term care providers is teaming up with a private charity as a way to help recognize its members' caregivers for exceptional patient care.

McKesson to buy long-term care supply chain provider

McKesson recently announced its intent to purchase Medical Specialties Distributors, which provides supply chain, biomedical and technology services to the long-term care field.

Partnership paves way for care kiosks, 'smart' first aid kits in nursing homes

Two tech providers have come together to further spread the telehealth bug to nursing homes and elsewhere.

Pharmacists' group celebrates Older Americans Month with new offerings

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is celebrating "Older Americans Month," which kicked off Tuesday, by offering an array of new tools.

Telemedicine partnership reduces skilled nursing visits by 60%

By remotely monitoring patients at their own residences, a home health agency helped insurers to reduce skilled nursing visits by 60% in just six months.

Nursing home first in its region to offer 'innovative' pulmonary program

A Pennsylvania nursing home says it is the first to announce a unique new lung treatment program, with the help of the vendor community.

Smart dresser helps dementia patients stay independent

Smart dresser helps dementia patients stay independent

Getting dressed can be a daily struggle for residents suffering from dementia. But a new product prototype aims to ease worries and bolster independence for such individuals.

An affordable alternative to hearing aids

An affordable alternative to hearing aids

Etymotic's "BEAN" Personal Sound Amplifier offers nursing home residents a less costly alternative to hearing aids.

Gardening therapy via provider-vendor partnership

Gardening therapy via provider-vendor partnership

A Long Island nursing home is partnering with a Seattle startup to use gardening as therapy for its residents.

2 field experts partner to help LTC avoid Legionnaires' outbreaks

A public health and safety organization is partnering with a consulting firm to offer long-term care facilities expert advice in avoiding Legionnaires' disease outbreaks.

Company helps SNFs dispose unused medications

A New Jersey materials management company is helping long-term care facilities in New York toss out unwanted medications.

Prime Care taps partner for app rollout

Prime Care Technologies has chosen a Minnesota consulting firm for expertise, as it looks to roll out a new case management and reimbursement app.

New partnership to make senior facilities safer

STANLEY Healthcare has just announced a new partnership, which it hopes will help to make entryways at long-term care and senior living facilities safer.

Assessing residents' body comp quickly

Assessing residents' body comp quickly

A Cerritos, CA, company wants to help the aging services industry to better assesses the body composition of its residents.

Filling more scripts in one day

Filling more scripts in one day

TCGRx has announced the availability of its new SmartCardRx system, which aims to simplify medication management.

Genesis secures $75 million loan on 18 SNFs

Bethesda, MD-based MidCap Financial has just inked a sizable loan with the nation's largest skilled nursing operator.

State association picks vendor to help reduce CNA turnover

A trade group representing Maryland long-term care facilities is partnering up with a vendor as part of a turnover-reduction effort.

Consumer Advocate names top alert systems

Consumer Advocate has announced its top medical alert systems.

An assist for skilled nursing in managing risks

A consulting firm that helps healthcare providers manage and predict risk is tapping into long-term care.

Three companies merge to create home care juggernaut

Three firms announced they will merge to form one of the nation's largest home care companies.

Society rolls out new educational goodies

Society rolls out new educational goodies

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine just rolled out a slew of new educational tools for pros in the field.

New scale for weighing patients in wheelchairs

New scale for weighing patients in wheelchairs

SR Instruments in Tonawanda, NY, has unveiled a new scale that can be used by long-term care facilities.

New telemed add-on manages risk, aims to avert lawsuits in wound care

A new technology solution hopes to help long-term care professionals avoid potential lawsuits, long before a wound even heals.

Netsmart announces plans to acquire Change Healthcare's home, hospice divisions

Netsmart, a post-acute technology provider, just announced plans to broaden its reach into home and hospice care.

New catalogue for activity directors, rehab therapists

Nasco, a provider of healthcare and education training products, has released its latest collection of goodies for long-term care pros.

Vendor helps senior community save estimated $250K in utility costs

Switching up its energy use could help one senior care provider to save a cool quarter million each year, according to an announcement.

$6M loan helps Cali SNF out of a bind

A $6 million loan will help a Pasadena, CA-based skilled nursing facility out, post litigation.

Provider inks contracts with eight new communities in OK

StoneGate Senior Living is strengthening its portfolio, with the addition of eight facilities in the Sooner State.

Durable flooring for nursing homes

Durable flooring for nursing homes

Commercial flooring expert Patcraft has announced the availability of its latest luxury vinyl tile product, called "Crossover."

Keeping those mobile devices spick and span

Keeping those mobile devices spick and span

Commercial flooring expert Patcraft has announced the availability of its latest luxury vinyl tile product, called "Crossover."