Tag: assisted living

Cutting Medicaid costs: The move from SNFs to community-based settings

Total Medicaid spending is expected to grow 4.5% in FY17, according to a report published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. To cut costs, almost all states have made or executed plans to move some long-term care services from skilled nursing facilities to community-based settings. The report details how a number of states plan […]

Health Care Leadership: Why its Hard, Why Many Fail and What it Takes to Succeed

This blog post was written by Reg Hislop III, and reprinted by permission. The bulk of my work centers around gathering data, analyzing trends and working with the leadership of various organizations to implement strategy or more centered, strategies. The process is iterative, interactive and always fascinating. Throughout my career, I’ve worked within (virtually) every […]

The election is looming, is your facility prepared to help with the vote?

With the presidential election looming, is your facility prepared to help residents vote? Post-acute and long-term care facilities should be ready to support and protect residents’ rights regarding voting and participation in election-related activities. Making sure that residents can vote is a key component of resident rights. Federal nursing home regulations don’t specifically address voting, […]

Improving quality of life through your activities program

Your activities program helps to ensure the residents you serve feel ownership over their “home.” Many assisted living communities pride themselves on maintaining a homelike environment, and a strong activities program can bring the sense of community needed to keep resident and family satisfaction high.An effective activities program aims to improve the quality of life […]

Is it Dementia, or is it a treatable condition?

Sudden changes in mood, memory, personality, or behavior are not typical of a cognitive disease progression and may instead indicate the presence of something treatable. All too often, however, when a person has dementia, the care team is quick to blame the disease progression for every other thing that goes wrong. If a resident hits […]

Prescription Drug Spending Increases by 17 Percent

Overall prescription drug spending in the United States increased by 17 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. The new data set provides data on more than one million health care providers who collectively prescribed $121 billion in prescription drugs under the Part D program. Since […]

MDS Central and HomeCare Insider have changed to become your NEW Post-Acute Advisor

MDS Central and HomeCare Insider have changed to become your NEW Post-Acute Advisor. We are now going to cover the news and regulations across the entire post acute care continuum, including: Long-term care Home health Inpatient rehabilitation Hospice Assisted living Post-Acute Advisor is still your place to ask questions, get the latest post acute care […]

Assisted living facility helps keep homeless warm with activities program

A group of women at Brightview Westminster Ridge in Westminster, MD, under the supervision of organizer Sandi Schneider, are knitting and crocheting hats, scarves and afghans for the needy, nad have been doing so for 11 years. This year, they donated 2,480 items. Long-Term Living reports on the value of an activities program that provides […]