Mandate will ‘escalate’ buyer concerns about SNF operations
Sep 26, 2023
A proposed federal staffing mandate has the potential to scare off investment that is badly needed in the skilled nursing sector, a seasoned investment banking and restructuring expert tells McKnight’s....
Quality initiatives helped us find ‘who we wanted to be’: AHCA Gold winner
Sep 19, 2023
For leaders and staff at Lewiston Transitional Care Center in Idaho, setting out in the pursuit of quality was never just about winning accolades.
Building a ‘golden’ team for quality wins
Sep 12, 2023
Aspen Park of Cascadia, a 70-bed nursing home nestled in a bustling university town in Western Idaho, has picked up a rare Gold in the 2023 American Health Care Association Quality awards program.
The race to prepare for a ‘tripledemic’ in the making
Aug 15, 2023
Recent spikes in flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases have raised concerns of a “tripledemic” hitting this winter, a wave that could be especially harmful in skilled nursing facilities. Regional Nurse...
Be critical to be better: Tough questions can shape tomorrow’s nursing home leaders
Aug 08, 2023
Empathy. Critical thinking skills. People management techniques that reduce friction with fellow employees. These are the kinds of soft skills that American Senior Communities is looking to strengthen...
Healthcare vaccine mandate will be gone, not forgotten come August
Jul 11, 2023
While federal regulators are officially revoking a nationwide mandate for healthcare workers, including those in nursing homes, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in early August, employers can’t drop...
Delays and payment denials: The dark side of backlogged surveys
Jul 04, 2023
What’s top of mind when attorney Adam Guetzow thinks of the legal and regulatory issues swirling around nursing homes in 2023? Dealing with the realities of perpetually understaffed regulatory agencies...
Keys to revival of the ‘ravaged’ LTC administrator position
Jun 27, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic “ravaged” the nursing home administrator role, a profession that was somewhat isolated already. But there are ways that these key administrators can rise above the fallout, assures...
Rural seniors may ‘pay the price’ of federal staffing minimum: AHCA board member
Jun 13, 2023
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is exiting the pandemic as a much different organization than what it was just five years ago, cutting its massive footprint back to seven states and, with...
Public health emergency revocation will unleash ‘traps for the unwary’
May 09, 2023
While much has been made of staffing flexibilities and waivers ending after May 11, the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency also brings with it critical new enforcement concerns for skilled nursing...