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December 15, 2022
A coalition of experts launched a new initiative Wednesday with the goal of getting 43 recommendations for medical and mental healthcare in assisted living put into practice...
November 11, 2022
The rare number of New Horizons residents in northwest Georgia who find themselves in the COVID-19 ward now, beset with mild symptoms and upset over the inconvenience of being moved from their rooms after testing positive, tend to grouse to their...
October 7, 2022
Forty-three recommendations stemming from a new study represent “an initial step” to filling a gap in guidance regarding medical and mental healthcare in assisted living, according to the study’s authors, who said that such guidance “has been long-...
September 21, 2022
It's just a two-page, barely 200-word bill. But if passed as the authors intend, it would require all 15,000 Medicare-approved nursing homes in the nation to publicly report the name of their medical director.
September 16, 2022
The House on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill that would require nursing homes to report their medical directors’ credentials and background to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
July 29, 2022
Improving the care experience in senior living and other long-term care settings by improving care quality while reducing costs is the goal of one senior living organization participating in a federal immunization pilot program.
July 28, 2022
A federally funded program is now in place in three long-term care organizations with the goal of setting LTC industry-wide standards for resident and staff immunizations.
June 15, 2022
The American Medical Association has officially adopted a resolution by a long-term care advocate calling for a public listing of medical directors for the nation’s nursing homes. At a delegates meeting this week, the AMA pledged to advocate...
April 6, 2022
If one were looking for an opportunity to shape long-term care, there might be no better time to step into a top advocacy position than days after federal officials launch a major reform effort.
March 11, 2022
Medical directors and other advanced clinical staff can do more to help direct care workers cope with the ongoing staffing shortage, a strategy that experts at the PALTC2022 annual conference said Thursday could pay off in better staffing retention...