Our long-term care news is continually updated from dozens of sources around our industry and the web.

The cure to aging could be hiding in plain sight

Forbes (10/21/2018) – Since the dawn of man, we’ve been searching for ways to escape our mortality. The long-sought “fountain of youth” may not lie in divine water or a miracle pill, but rather, in something as simple as the foods we eat and the way we live. Full story »

Specialized unit aims to curb aggression in dementia patients

CBC News (10/18/2018) – Residents abusing residents in Ottawa's long-term care homes has risen 24% in 6 years. Peter Grace, a 69-year-old retired engineer with dementia, heard a resident in the next room where he lived cry out for help and mistakenly thought the personal support worker assisting the man was hurting him. Full story »

Employee satisfaction has direct impact on bottom line in skilled nursing

Skilled Nursing News (10/17/2018) – A recent survey found a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and resident engagement — which in turn boosts referrals. That means that engaging employees can be a path to better returns on investment. Full story »

15 worst cities for nursing home quality

Think Advisor (10/16/2018) – One way local, live-human financial professionals can set themselves apart from the robots is to know what’s going on inside area long-term care (LTC) facilities. Full story »

Secrets to success at the top SNF in the country for rehospitalization rate

Skilled Nursing News (10/14/2018) – A privately operated skilled nursing facility for veterans in Utah ranked number one in the country for rehospitalization rates — a feat its administrator ascribes to both smart staffing and a prime location. Full story »

10 tips to avoid survey problems

McKnight's (10/12/2018) – The practice of psychiatry in nursing homes continues to evolve, and it’s critical that facilities and clinicians stay abreast of recent changes. Full story »

Adapt or shut down: how smaller, rural SNFs can ride out the storm

Skilled Nursing News (10/11/2018) – While rural skilled nursing facilities are facing the same reimbursement and regulatory challenges as their urban peers, they’re going to have to take some extra steps to survive the pressures. Full story »

15 common misconceptions and surprising realities about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Business Insider (10/10/2018) – There are about 50 million people in the world living with dementia. It's the umbrella term given to the symptoms caused by various diseases — most commonly Alzheimer's. This is expected to go up to 152 million in 2050, according to Alzheimer's Research UK. Full story »

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