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

Direct Contracting Offers Skilled Nursing Opportunities— Often Through Hospital Relationships

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 »

The truth in the stars

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 »

FDA Approves A Controversial Drug To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

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 »

SNFs That Don’t Embrace Technology Will Be ‘Left Out in the Cold’

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 »

New CNA, LPN contracts raise nursing home wages across United States

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 »

Making a difference: Union workers in long-term care facilities suffered through pandemic — but may have helped save lives

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 »

5 essential tips to help you stay healthy, happy and aging successfully

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 »

Northwestern student creates custom care packages for Alzheimer’s patients

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 »

1 2 3 399