Skilled Nursing News (06/10/2021) – Aiming to win over skilled nursing operators and owners in need of residents, direct contracting entities say their connection with area hospitals can be a deciding factor in future partnerships. Full story »
McKnights LTCN (06/07/2021) – Can a one-star skilled nursing facility be the same as a five-star facility? It depends on your zip code. Full story »
NPR (06/08/2021) – A newly approved drug for Alzheimer's disease will costs tens of thousands of dollars a year, and there is debate on whether it will help patients at all. Full story »
Skilled Nursing News (06/06/2021) – In a health care system that’s adopted new ways to track patients with electronic health records (EHRs) and share structured data through health information exchanges (HIE), nursing homes have been a little slow to modernize. Full story »
Skilled Nursing News (06/06/2021) – Nursing home operators across multiple states have raised wages for certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses, thanks to a combination of union actions, post-pandemic market dynamics and public policy shifts. Full story »
ROI (06/01/2021) – There are a couple of ways to describe the experience of the workers on the front lines of the long-term care industry during the pandemic.
“Draining” certainly sums it up for a regional organization representing 8,000 nursing health care workers, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Bryn Lloyd-Bollard, a vice president of the health care worker union, might also add, “traumatic.” Full story »
Los Angeles Daily News (05/30/2021) – This week’s column is in response to B.R’s question from last week about the essentials for successful or optimal aging. The following five essentials are supported by research studies.
Be Physically Active... Full story »
ABC 7 (05/28/2021) – A Northwestern University sophomore, Victoria Da Conceicao, is making Chicago proud by creating custom care packages for people who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia. Full story »