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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...
March 10, 2022
Skilled nursing workers are in the midst of a mass exodus from the profession, and not even unprecedented wage increases can compensate for the concerns of the 238,000 caregivers who have left the industry since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 8, 2022
Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, is the medical director of the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. In addition to her medical directorship, she maintains her practice as a geriatric specialist at Rocky Mountain Senior Care,...
March 7, 2022
President Joe Biden’s call for greater transparency in nursing home ownership must extend to the industry’s clinical leaders as well, according to a top clinician advocate.
March 3, 2022
The Biden administration’s approach toward nursing home reform uses the unsuccessful and “punitive” tactics that haven’t proved to advance quality for years, according to a top industry group.
March 2, 2022
Long-term care advocates say they are grateful President Joe Biden is placing what they call a much-needed priority on nursing homes, but the administration’s plan to crack down on providers through more oversight is also a disappointment, many in...
February 9, 2022
Assisted living must be reimagined as an affordable care option providing quality, person-centered care that melds social and medical models, according to industry experts.
January 26, 2022
The nursing home sector appears to have picked up a few allies as it continues to look for ways to address price gouging from staffing agencies.