COVID Industry News – December 2020

December 23, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 12.29.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 12.22.2020 Skilled Nursing:  COVID-Skilled Nursing News 12.29.2020 COVID-Skilled Nursing News 12.22.2020

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Boomers And Seniors Housing: What Will The Future Look Like?

December 14, 2020

Presented By: Bob Kramer, President and Founder of Nexus Insights Date: December 17, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Tomorrow’s customer—the boomer […]

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Auditing Your P.D.P.M. Process

December 12, 2020

Presented By: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director of The Alliance Training Center
Date: October 14, 2020 at 1:00PM ET

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Vaccine Briefing – Development, Safety And Distribution

December 11, 2020

Presented By: John Schulte, Vice President of Quality Improvement at Argentum and TJ Griffin, R.Ph, Chief Pharmacy Officer at PharMerica […]

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Senior Living InformRx Newsletter – Q4 2020

December 10, 2020

Senior living and memory care communities face unique challenges in a rapidly evolving industry, and their residents have diverse needs. […]

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Skilled Nursing InformRx Newsletter – Q4 2020

December 10, 2020

Medication care, cost, and compliance at long-term care facilities are crucial to providing better patient outcomes. That’s why the pharmacy […]

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Survey Prep Timeline

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Facility System Assessment Requirements

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Med Pass Observation

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Infection Control Mini Survey Preparation Checklist

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Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

November 24, 2020

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of reactions, top among them fear and anxiety. While everyone responds differently […]

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Breaking The Mold

November 18, 2020

For those who manage or operate skilled nursing facilities, the work they do can often feel like juggling five bowling […]

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Fostering Trust: How PharMerica Partners To Meet The COVID-19 Challenge

November 18, 2020

Organizations all over the world, in every field, have had to rethink how they will operate in a world consumed […]

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Reconnecting With Long-Term Care Physicians: A Revolution At Hand

November 18, 2020

In today’s chaotic world of healthcare, it’s easy to see how terms like “innovation” and “change” can become a punchline. […]

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Growing & Developing The Healthcare Workforce

November 18, 2020

Presented By: Bob Kramer, Founder and President of Nexus Insights Date: November 17, 2020 at 1:00PM ET This webinar will […]

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Desert Blossom And PharMerica Enhance Discharge Process For Lower Costs, Reduced Readmissions

November 17, 2020

Desert Blossom is a health and rehabilitation center in Mesa, Arizona, that strives to exceed the expectations and make a […]

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Preserving Medication Access During Emergencies

November 17, 2020

Steps to Preserving Medication Access Extreme weather, man-made threats and other emergencies can cause long term care facilities to lose […]

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DischargeRx Helped Promontory Realizes A 3 Percent Reduction In Rehospitalization Rate Among Long-Term Discharged Chronic Patients.

November 17, 2020

CLIENT Promontory Healthcare Companies, a Portland, OR-based provider of transitional care units in several U.S. markets, including skilled nursing facilities […]

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Trust, Responsiveness Key To Success In Nine-Year Partnership

November 17, 2020

Employee owned Medicalodges reflects on savings, efficiencies Medicalodges is a textbook example of how a provider becomes a true reflection […]

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Seniors At The Heart Of Eskaton’s Strategic Partnership With PharMerica

November 17, 2020

It’s easy to see how a place like Northern California is so alluring, with its world-famous vineyards and Silicon Valley, […]

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – May 2020

November 11, 2020

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – March 2020

November 11, 2020

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – January 2020

November 11, 2020

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COVID Industry News – October 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 10.7.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 10.14.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 10.28.2020 Skilled Nursing:  COVID-Skilled Nursing News 10.7.2020 […]

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COVID Industry News – September 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 9.22.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 9.30.2020 Skilled Nursing: COVID-Skilled Nursing News 9.22.2020 COVID-Skilled Nursing News 9.30.2020

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COVID Industry News – August 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 8.4.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 8.18.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 8.25.2020 Skilled Nursing: COVID-Skilled Nursing News 8.18.2020 […]

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COVID Industry News – July 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 7.8.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.16.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.22.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.29.2020 Skilled Nursing: […]

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COVID Industry News – June 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 6.1.2020 COVID-Industry News 6.16.2020 COVID-Industry News 6.24.2020 Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 6.25.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 6.30.2020 Skilled […]

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COVID Industry News – May 2020

November 11, 2020

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COVID Industry News – April 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 4.2.2020 COVID-Industry News 4.6.2020 COVID-Industry News 4.9.2020 COVID-Industry News 4.13.2020 COVID-Industry News 4.16.2020 COVID-Industry News 4.20.2020 COVID-Industry News […]

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COVID Industry News – March 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 3.24.2020 COVID-Industry News 3.26.2020 COVID-Industry News 3.30.2020

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Senior Living Industry News – February 2020

November 10, 2020

Monthly Senior Living news update curated by PharMerica for the month of February, 2020. View PDF

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Senior Living Industry News – March 2020

November 10, 2020

Monthly Senior Living news updates curated by PharMerica for the month of March, 2020. View PDF

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IDD InformRx Newsletter – Q3 2020

November 10, 2020

Individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities deserve superior care that helps them live their best lives. As part of […]

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Senior Living InformRx Newsletter – Q3 2020

November 10, 2020

A trusted clinical resource, each edition of InformRx features the latest clinical and regulatory news plus actionable guidance from our […]

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Skilled Nursing InformRx Newsletter – Q3 2020

November 10, 2020

Medication care, cost, and compliance at long-term care facilities are crucial to providing better patient outcomes. That’s why the pharmacy […]

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Wellness Is Assisted Living’s Prescription For Keeping Residents Healthy

November 10, 2020

When comparing residents of nursing homes and assisted living, the similarities can be somewhat expected. The average nursing home resident […]

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Assisted Living Providers Face Mounting Infection Control Challenges

November 10, 2020

Residents of senior living communities outside the nursing home world have long enjoyed generally good health relative to their age. […]

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Cybersecurity Issues In Long-Term Care And Senior Living: Know The Threats, Adopt Safe Practices

November 10, 2020

Healthcare data and technology are the lynchpins of today’s advanced senior living industry. Working with our partner company Bright Spring […]

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Communication Breakdown: Senior Living’s Best Kept Secret?

November 10, 2020

As an influx of seniors with rising acuities threatens to overwhelm senior living communities, clear communication about residents and medications […]

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Eyes Turn Toward The High Cost Of Senior Living

November 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: Assisted living costs continue to rise faster than any other sector, especially with rising acuity rates. This article […]

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Industry Braces For Major Challenge Ahead: Affordable Housing

November 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: While new construction for assisted living housing continues at a rapid pace, the word affordable doesn’t seem to […]

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Preferred Pharmacy Providers Drive Resident Adoption

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This article is Part I of a deep dive into the issues surrounding polypharmacy versus a single preferred […]

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Safety & Compliance Benefits Are The Root Of Single Pharmacy Resident Adoption

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This article is Part II of a deep dive into the issues surrounding polypharmacy versus a single preferred […]

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Forecast 2019 The Medicine Of Assisted Living: SNF/AL Lines Continue Blurring?

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This Forecast is the last of a five-part series assimilating some of the latest research and industry news […]

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Single Pharmacy Reduces Staff Burden, Mitigates Risk

November 10, 2020

Editor’s Note: In this article we continue to examine how two of the industry’s leading challenges – staffing and rising […]

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Forecast 2019 The Business Of Assisted Living: Growth, Construction & Partnerships

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This Forecast article is part three of a five-part series assimilating some of the latest research and industry […]

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Forecast 2019 The People Of Assisted Living: Residents Enjoy Choices, Operators Feel New Pressures

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This Forecast article is part four of a five-part series assimilating some of the latest research and industry […]

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Forecast 2019 The Business Of Assisted Living: Following The Money

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This Forecast article is part one of a five-part series assimilating some of the latest research and industry […]

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Forecast 2019 The Business Of Assisted Living: All About The Data

November 10, 2020

Editor’s note: This Forecast article is part two of a five-part series assimilating some of the latest research and industry […]

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Go-To Apps for Memory Care Therapists

November 10, 2020

For long-term caregivers whose work focuses on physical therapy or speech pathology, the list of tools and resources is extensive. […]

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Professional Development Opportunities As A Staff Retention Tool In The Assisted Living Industry

November 10, 2020

Assisted living is booming. Along with this growth, there has been new challenges, one of which being staff attrition and […]

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Updated Aspirin Use Guidelines Released

November 10, 2020

With aspirin use in the elderly controversial because of their higher bleeding risk, the 2015 Beers Criteria by the American […]

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The Cost Of Assisted Living Could Increase As Resident Acuity Rises

November 10, 2020

Since assisted living came into being in the 1950s, the industry has seen steady growth throughout the years. With the […]

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Multi-Pharmacy In Assisted Living: Challenges And Opportunities

November 10, 2020

Overview Seismic changes from demographic and market trends are increasing the demand for assisted living. The need is expected to […]

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A Look At The Regulatory Environment Of Assisted Living Communities

November 10, 2020

A December 13, 2018 article in The New York Times explored some of the key challenges assisted living memory care providers are facing today. […]

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Memory Care Gaining Stronger Footprint In Assisted Living

November 10, 2020

The resident demographic in assisted living is undergoing significant changes. While it could have been easily and more narrowly defined […]

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Improving Safety For Memory Care Residents Starts With Understanding Risks

November 10, 2020

Memory care residents is the fastest-growing population in the long-term care assisted living (AL) industry, with four in 10 AL […]

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Rising Resident Acuity Is Transforming The Assisted Living Sector

November 10, 2020

The long-term care landscape was a very different place when the first assisted living community opened its doors in Portland, […]

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Assisted Living Beginning To Feel The Sting From Transition Hiccups

November 10, 2020

Transitions of care from one senior living setting to another are fraught with risk. In spite of all the bells […]

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Medication Management Issues In Assisted Living

November 10, 2020

Balancing equal parts of independence and care have always been a challenging exercise for assisted living communities. Seniors are attracted […]

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Assisted Living: The Final Frontier For Electronic Health Record Adoption?

November 10, 2020

Seniors in the autumn years of their lives are as complex as any generation – whether it pertains to what […]

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Stable, Well-Trained And Happy Workforce High Priority For Assisted Living

November 10, 2020

Employment in senior living today can best be described as one that is rich in demand and poor in supply. […]

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Brisk Tech Adoption Sweeping Assisted Living

November 10, 2020

To the naysayers about the state of technological sophistication in senior living, consider these findings from a recent LeadingAge Ziegler […]

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Millennials: A Dominant Workforce That Will Shape Assisted Living For Years To Come

November 10, 2020

Few generations in history have been studied or viewed with a more critical eye than Millennials – the group of […]

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Strict New Hazardous Drug Disposal Rules Now Affect Nursing Homes

November 10, 2020

It’s been estimated by University of Chicago researchers and others that more than $2 billion a year in drugs are […]

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Navigating The Minefields Of Regulation: Welcome To Skilled Nursing Care

November 10, 2020

To understand the regulatory polypheme that is long-term care, consider the assessment of Jindou Lee, CEO of HappyCo, a San […]

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Mega Rule: How A Massive Pharmacy Regulation Is Shaping Healthcare

November 10, 2020

The Mega Rule deconstructed. Find out the key issues for long-term care facilities and how PharMerica consultant pharmacists can aid […]

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Article 10 Monitor And Maintain

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 9 Game Day Plan

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 8 Test Your PDPM Readiness – It’s All About The Data

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 7 Beyond Implementation: Enhancing Efficiencies

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 6 It’s Time To Pull In Partners

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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The New Patient Driven Payment Model – An Overview For Nursing Homes

November 10, 2020

There’s no topic garnering more buzz in SNF circles than the fast-approaching PDPM reimbursement system. What do SNFs need to […]

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Article 5 Documentation Demands And How To Meet Them

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Article 4 It’s Time to Audit Your Coding Practices

November 10, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) signals a total change in the […]

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Article 3 Building Staff Competencies: Training Tips for Your Team

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 2 Preparing for the Patient Driven Payment Model In Five Steps

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Article 1 The Impact of Patient Driven Payment Model on Your Business: What You Need to Know

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Preventing Adverse Drug Events With DNA

November 10, 2020

To maximize the value of drug treatments while preventing harm, some facilities are looking to a novel approach: pharmacogenomics. Since […]

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Reducing Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalizations With Effective Pharmacy Intervention

November 10, 2020

With one in five Medicare beneficiaries readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of release, hospitals are increasingly looking to […]

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Standing Up Against Medication Mismanagement to Prevent Falls

November 10, 2020

Falls among the elderly can be particularly problematic, leading to reduced functioning, pain and even death. Yet they are incredibly […]

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Addressing Top Medication Safety Issues In Long-Term Care Facilities

November 10, 2020

There are numerous factors to consider when evaluating medication safety in long-term care facilities. While each carries their unique risk […]

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Reducing Medication Errors Starts at Admission

November 10, 2020

Errors during medication administration can pose as a significant risk for the elderly, with the risk being especially high during […]

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Top Skilled Nursing Facility Trends for 2019

November 10, 2020

Like recent eventful years, 2019 presents new challenges for skilled nursing facilities. And to succeed in this era of disruption, […]

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Addressing Short-Stay Challenges With Effective Medication Management

November 10, 2020

About 40 percent of Medicare patients are admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or rehabilitation facility after being discharged […]

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Communication Is Key To Consultant Pharmacist Effectiveness – by T.J. Griffin, RPh., Chief Pharmacy Officer

November 10, 2020

Consultant pharmacists bring extraordinary – and well-established – value to long-term care communities. As external pressure rises to contain the […]

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Improved Patient Discharge Practices Reduce Fines

November 10, 2020

Recent data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates that despite increased pressures to lower rehospitalizations, the overall […]

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Reducing Medication Errors and Improving Patient Outcomes

November 10, 2020

With Americans living longer, the average stay in a long-term care facility has increased up to 835 days, per the […]

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Leveraging Technology to Reduce Dose Omissions

November 10, 2020

Care in long-term care environments is increasingly complex. And one of the most significant contributors to the challenges of resident […]

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Combatting Polypharmacy at Discharge: Ensuring Appropriate Use of Complex Regimens

November 10, 2020

As population age and the number of individuals with long-term conditions increase, so does the incidence of polypharmacy. Today, thirty-nine […]

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Emergency Preparedness in Long Term Care Pharmacy

November 10, 2020

Steps to Preserving Medication Access Extreme weather, man-made threats and other emergencies can cause long-term care facilities to lose power, […]

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Improving Occupancy Through Improved Medication Management

November 10, 2020

Residency numbers continue to decline in skilled nursing, with recent reports citing occupancy as low as 81.7 percent. Operators who […]

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Addressing Staffing Challenges Organization-Wide

November 10, 2020

Staffing at skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. continues to be a challenge. In fact, recent payroll data analyzed by […]

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In brief: ‘Frailty’ takes on added urgency in today’s senior population

November 10, 2020

Nearly two decades ago, researchers predicted the coming wave of “boomers” would be the first group of seniors whose onset […]

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How To Spot And Stop Opioid Use

November 10, 2020

While most people – 87.2 percent – who take prescription pain relievers don’t misuse them, in 2017, HHS declared the […]

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Six Steps To End Polypharmacy

November 10, 2020

The typical assisted living resident takes 9 to 10 medications simultaneously, including over-the-counter medications. And when residents rely on multiple […]

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How To Tackle The Turnover Trend With Professional Development

November 9, 2020

Assisted living is booming. Along with this growth, there have been new challenges, one of which is staff attrition and […]

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