Banishing Burnout: 3 Keys to Reducing Stress and Increasing Satisfaction

December 12, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines burnout as “a syndrome resulting from workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” […]

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Infographic: 8 Steps to Successful Antibiotic Stewardship

December 12, 2023

More than 35,000 deaths each year are caused by antimicrobial resistant infections, and 40% of those deaths are among adults […]

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Pharmacogenomics: A Valuable Step in Fall Prevention

December 12, 2023

Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is a vital precision medicine tool that delivers insights into how an individual’s genetics affect how their body […]

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Antibiotic Stewardship Program Checklist

December 12, 2023

Use this list, developed in partnership with NADONA, to learn the key components of an antibiotic stewardship program, see how […]

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Debunking Med Pass Myths

December 12, 2023

Med pass can be a stressful time, especially when staffing levels are low. A key reason is that there are […]

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Cost Containment in SNFs: A 7-Step Roadmap to Savings

December 12, 2023

Although profit margins remain razor thin, the long-term care industry’s census is slowly rebounding. After three years, operators are seeing […]

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E-guide: Pharmacogenomics

December 12, 2023

Pharmacogenomic risk assessments are a valuable tool that can help prevent adverse drug events, reduce costs, and realize better outcomes. […]

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Expert Insight: Holly Rhodenhizer, A Serendipitous but Satisfying Path to Leadership

December 12, 2023

Sometimes the most serendipitous situations change people’s paths, and lives are touched in unimaginable ways. That is true of Holly […]

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Build an Organizational Ship for Smooth Sailing During State Surveys

December 12, 2023

The prospect of a state survey can feel like sailing in stormy waters for I/DD agencies. However, there are ways […]

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Pharmacogenomics Testing: A Tool for Deprescribing in Long-Term Care

November 28, 2023

Presented by: Houda Hachad, Pharm D, M Res, Vice President of Clinical Operations, SinguLab Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 Time: […]

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New Study in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association Highlights the Continue Care Rx Program

November 26, 2023

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association highlights the Continue Care Rx Program for […]

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PharMerica Partners with the Association for Medication Education (AME) to Expand LTC Educational Opportunities

November 8, 2023

PharMerica, a large-scale US pharmacy company, and AME, a leading provider of education for consultant pharmacists, pharmacists, nurses, and nursing […]

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PharMerica Selects SinguLab to Deliver Pharmacogenomics Solutions for Facilities

November 7, 2023

Houston, TX and Louisville, KY – SinguLab, a nationwide provider of precision medicine and diagnostics solutions, today announced a strategic […]

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Did You Know?

November 6, 2023

Fact sheets on common medications and conditions in long-term care, for easy reference by clinical staff. 2023 CDC Pneumococcal Vaccine […]

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E-guide: Alzheimer’s Disease Signs, Stages, Treatment & Support

October 26, 2023

Because Alzheimer’s disease most commonly affects older adults, it is important that skilled nursing facility and senior living community staff […]

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Ensuring Vital Medication Access: Emergency Preparedness in Long-Term Care

October 26, 2023

Wildfires, hurricanes, blizzards, floods, and other disasters, all of which can have a devastating effect on long-term care facilities, are […]

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6 Ways Art Can Benefit Individuals with I/DD

October 26, 2023

“Art is something that anybody can do,” says board-certified art therapist Lori Mackey. “It’s not about how good it is; […]

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Clinical Advisories

October 20, 2023

The latest news and recommendations for our pharmacies, facilities, and other long-term care professionals. 01.2024 Essential Emergency Kit Medications 01.2024 […]

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Ep 15: Improving Quality in Long-Term Care

October 17, 2023

In Episode 15 of our Spoonful of Sugar podcast series, recorded live from the AHCA/NCAL Conference in Denver on October […]

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CNAs: A Nursing Team’s Hidden Asset

October 10, 2023

Presented by: An expert panel from NAHCA and NADONA Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Time: 1:00PM ET Are you struggling to […]

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October 1 MDS Updates: 5 Steps to Prepare

October 4, 2023

The MDS 3.0 updates took effect on October 1, 2023. Read and download this comprehensive guide to help you and […]

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COVID, Influenza, and Pneumonia Vaccine Updates: What You Need to Know for Fall 2023

October 4, 2023

Just when you think you’ve heard everything you need to know about vaccines, there is news. As upticks in COVID, […]

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7 Tips to Make Vaccination Less Stressful for Individuals with I/DD

October 4, 2023

Yearly vaccinations for diseases like the flu and COVID are a simple way to protect our health and prevent the […]

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The Final Countdown: Oct 1 Changes to MDS that Will Impact Your Payments & Ratings

September 27, 2023

Presented by: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Time: 1:00PM […]

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Recognizing and Treating Depression in I/DD Individuals

September 20, 2023

Individuals with cognitive disabilities are at a 1.5-2x higher risk of depression compared to the general population, often exacerbated by […]

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Resource Savings Start at Med Pass

September 19, 2023

When you’re seeking opportunities for cost savings, the med cart is a good place to start. It may be challenging […]

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The New RSV Vaccine: Who Needs It?

September 19, 2023

Just when we were moving the needle on COVID vaccines, getting more residents and staff to understand the benefit of […]

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5 Ways a Consultant Pharmacist Contributes to Psychotropic Stewardship

September 19, 2023

Psychotropic stewardship takes a team, and everyone has a role to play. The consultant pharmacist actually has multiple roles, including […]

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Transitions in Care Series Webinar 3 of 3: Transitions in Care & the Legal and Regulatory Landscape — A Culture of Compliance

September 19, 2023

Presented by: Rebecca Adelman, Founder, Adelman Law Firm and Claims Management Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Time: 1:00PM ET   […]

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Transitions in Care Series Webinar 2 of 3: Proactive Risk Management and Transitions in Care — An Ounce of Prevention

September 5, 2023

Presented by: Rebecca Adelman, Founder, Adelman Law Firm and Claims Management Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Time: 1:00PM ET   […]

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Understanding Updates in the Vaccination Environment: Regulatory and Clinical Updates for the 65+ Population

August 29, 2023

Presented by: Stephen Creasy, PharmD, Director of Clinical Services, PharMerica Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Time: 1:00pm ET In its […]

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PharMerica President Jennifer Yowler Interviewed by Skilled Nursing News

August 29, 2023

In August 2023, Skilled Nursing News sat down with Jennifer Yowler, President of PharMerica, to discuss how the long-term care […]

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Transitions in Care Series Webinar 1 of 3: Understanding Loss Risks in Assisted Living During Transitions in Care

August 22, 2023

Presented by: Rebecca Adelman, Founder, Adelman Law Firm and Claims Management Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Time: 1:00PM ET As […]

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3 Tips to Keep Up with Increasing Regulations in Assisted Living

August 21, 2023

Because assisted living facilities are regulated by the states where they operate, there’s no one set of guidelines to follow. […]

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Outbreaks: Don’t Panic, Prioritize

August 21, 2023

The word ‘outbreak’ strikes fear in the hearts of everyone working in long-term care. However, there are ways to become […]

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5 Ways DONs Can Be Career Ambassadors

August 21, 2023

DONs are some of the best advocates and recruiters for careers in long-term care. “I have talked to student nurses […]

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MDS 3.0 Series Webinar 4 of 4: Six Strategies for Successful Operational and Clinical Outcomes to Manage the Conversion to MDS 3.0 1.18.11

August 8, 2023

Presented by: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Time: […]

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Same Medications but Different Labels: The Cost-Saving Role of FDA-Authorized Generics and Unbranded Biologics

August 7, 2023

There has been much public attention on the cost of medications and therapeutics that are lifesaving but expensive – putting […]

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The Move to MDS 3.0. 1.18.11 Is Coming. Are You Ready?

August 7, 2023

In real estate, they say ‘location, location, location.’ In the world of nursing home regulations and changes to the MDS […]

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4 Long-Term Care Challenges Deconstructed: A Nurse Leader’s Insights

August 7, 2023

Long-term care facilities face many challenges. DONs are at the forefront of these, and they are using innovative ideas, creative […]

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5 Ways Communities Can Bring Youth and Seniors Together

August 7, 2023

Many studies have shown how valuable connections with children and teens can be for seniors. Seniors who interact with youth […]

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Survey Activity State by State: A Town Hall with DONs and Administrators

July 25, 2023

Presented by: Julie Braswell Stafford, RN, LNHA, CDP, CDONA, CADDCT, FACDONA, IP-BC, CALN, Administrator, Chatham Nursing & Rehabilitation Shari Carson, […]

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Improving Outcomes in I/DD: Value-Based and Home-Based Primary Care

July 18, 2023

Presented by: Dr. William Mills, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, BrightSpring Health Services Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Time: […]

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Expert Insights: Edward Hershey, President and CEO of Home of Guiding Hands

July 12, 2023

In this Expert Insight, Edward Hershey, President and CEO of California’s Home of Guiding Hands, talks about his approach to […]

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A Roadmap to Cost Savings

July 10, 2023

As inflation continues to challenge facilities, it’s more important than ever to look for opportunities to save on pharmacy spend. […]

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I/DD Policy Update June 2023

June 28, 2023

Changes are coming in I/DD policy and they’ll have a significant impact on I/DD providers, their teams, and their clients. Learn […]

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Ep 14: DONs and Administrators Working Better Together

June 27, 2023

In Episode 14 of our Spoonful of Sugar podcast, recorded live from the 36th National NADONA Conference on June 27, […]

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Care, Communication, and Collaboration: The 3 Cs of a Successful Medical Director-Consultant Pharmacist Relationship

June 27, 2023

Presented by: Dr. Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care, BrightSpring Health Services Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Time: 1:00PM […]

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Improving Residents’ Mental Health in Senior Living

June 22, 2023

Recognizing mental health concerns in assisted living communities can be challenging. Learn 5 steps your community can take to identify mental […]

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Probiotics in Practice: Evaluating Evidence-Based Recommendations to Meet Specific Patient Needs

June 21, 2023

Presented by: Karen Taylor, RN, BSN, Director of Medical Education & MSL, Biocodex USA Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Time: […]

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Preventing Costly Problems with Psychotropic Stewardship

June 15, 2023

Implementing a psychotropic stewardship program takes time and effort, but it will prevent costly problems down the line. Learn 5 ways […]

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Benefits of Using a Long-Term Care Pharmacy

June 10, 2023

Long-term care pharmacies can help senior living communities increase efficiency and improve safety – and more. Learn 7 ways LTC […]

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Improve Collaboration for Better Medication Management, Despite Staffing Shortages

June 6, 2023

Staffing shortages can make medication management even more challenging. In this article in our Timely Topic series, learn 6 ways […]

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Polypharmacy in Senior Living

June 6, 2023

Polypharmacy can be particularly dangerous for seniors – it can reduce quality of life, increase morbidity, and even lead to […]

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MDS 3.0 Series Webinar 3 of 4: Specific Data & Definitional Changes Impacting Data Formulation, Including High-Risk Medications & High-Acuity Services

June 6, 2023

Presented by: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Time: […]

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Value-Based Care Opportunities in Skilled Nursing and Senior Communities

May 23, 2023

Presented by: Dr. William Mills, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, BrightSpring Health Services Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Time: […]

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Intimacy in Senior Living: Ensuring Resident Happiness, Health, and Safety

May 16, 2023

While intimacy is common in assisted living communities, dialogue about it isn’t. And that can lead to challenges with residents […]

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MDS 3.0 Series Webinar 2 of 4: MDS 3.0 Regulatory Update, Survey Activity, and Audit Outcomes – 2023

May 16, 2023

Presented by: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Time: […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 4 of 4: The Dos and Don’ts of Antibiotics

May 9, 2023

Presented by: Alena Goergen, BSN, CDONA, RAC-CT, Director of Nursing, Miller Pointe Skilled Nursing Facility and President, NADONA North Dakota […]

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NADONA/LTC Announces the Stephanie Carroll Memorial Scholarship Recipients Sponsored by PharMerica

May 6, 2023

Cincinnati, Ohio – The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) announces the winners of its Stephanie […]

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Medication Management in Complex Patients at Home

April 25, 2023

Presented by: Dr. William Mills, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, BrightSpring Health Services Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Time: […]

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Ep 13: The Long-Term Benefits of Short-Stay Care Management

April 25, 2023

At Viviant Healthcare of Murfreesboro, located in rural TN, 25% of residents are short stay. When they leave, Lisa Lugo, […]

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Ease Nursing Woes with These Med Pass Tips

April 18, 2023

Med pass is among the top issues keeping nurses awake at night. With staff shortages and high turnover, many nurses […]

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5 Steps for a Successful Cost Containment Strategy

April 16, 2023

When a facility has a cost-containment strategy, it can help ensure that expenses are realistic and appropriate, medications regimens are […]

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MDS 3.0 Series Webinar 1 of 4: MDS 1.18.11 Data Set Changes for Operational, Clinical, Financial, and MDS Managers

April 11, 2023

Presented by: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Executive Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Time: […]

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PharMerica Partners with SIRUM to Donate Unused, Unexpired Drugs

April 5, 2023

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans have difficulty affording their medicine. Yet, up to $11 billion worth of surplus medications go […]

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April 2023 Edition

April 3, 2023

Clinical News Moderna Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccine to be Discontinued from HHS Distribution Program The Department of Health and Human Services […]

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Drug Pricing Reform in Motion: What You Need to Know Now

March 28, 2023

Presented by: David Farber, Lead Counsel and Advisor, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Esmé Grewal, Vice President of Government Relations, BrightSpring […]

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Trauma-Informed Care

March 28, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the final phase of a trauma-informed care (TIC) provision for post-acute […]

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Falls Risk Toolkit

March 19, 2023

Falls are a primary cause of injury and even death in older adults. In fact, one in four Americans over […]

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Preventing Falls with Exercise

March 16, 2023

As people age, the risk of falls and fall-related injuries increases. In fact, one in four Americans over the age […]

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Creative Dementia Care in Senior Living

March 16, 2023

Caring for people with dementia and managing behaviors in a way that improves quality of life, reduces (or eliminates) the […]

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Talking Shop: Improving CNA-Nurse Communication in Long-Term Care

March 14, 2023

Presented by: Lisa Sweet, RN, Chief Clinical Officer of Academy of Certified Health Professionals, National Association of Health Care Assistants […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 3 of 4: Insulin Management

March 7, 2023

Presented by: Deb Bostic, RN, MSN, HCAM, CMNL, CDONA, Senior Director of Nurses, Genesis Healthcare Matthew Palmer, PharmD, BCGP, Manager of […]

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March 2023 Edition

March 2, 2023

Clinical News Safety and Patient Experience with At-Home Infusion of Ocrelizumab for Multiple Sclerosis Amerita Specialty Infusion Services’ clinical leaders […]

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Accounting for Quality Outcomes in a Value-Based World Using Proactive Partnerships

February 28, 2023

Presented by: Dr. Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care, BrightSpring Health Services Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Time: 1:00PM […]

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Ep 12: Is Psychotropic Stewardship a Cure to Stepped-Up Audits?

February 28, 2023

CMS plans to increase psychotropic drugs oversight – to include targeted audits. These stepped up efforts follow the latest updates […]

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Amerita Clinical Leaders Among Authors of Recent Study

February 24, 2023

Amerita Specialty Infusion Services’ clinical leaders Lou Anne Epperson and Ashley Banks were among the authors on a study about […]

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Drug Disposal: Safe, Compliant, and Environmentally Sound Destruction of Pharmaceutical Waste

February 22, 2023

While regulations around drug disposal have changed over the last several years, current requirements are confusing at best. Also, timelines […]

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Wound Care in Seniors

February 18, 2023

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly half of people over age 65 are predicted to experience at […]

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7 Ways to Address Frailty

February 18, 2023

In this article featuring BrightSpring Health Services’ Dr. William Mills, learn 7 elements of successful frailty management and how to […]

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Polypharmacy: From Common to Common Sense

February 16, 2023

It is not uncommon for adults with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) to have multiple comorbidities and to be on […]

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Substance Abuse Disorder: A Facility Guide to Compliance

February 16, 2023

PharMerica and NADONA have partnered to develop a comprehensive compliance guide to help facilities comply with CMS Phase 3 guidance […]

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Strict New Hazardous Drug Disposal Rules Now Affect Nursing Homes

February 16, 2023

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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PEDs and the Medication Mix in Assisted Living

February 14, 2023

Presented by: Deb Choma, RN, C-AL, Director of Member Services, AALNA Jeff Herr, PharmD, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 2 of 4: Developing a Strategic Approach for IV Therapy

February 7, 2023

Presented by: Jacqueline Fine Vance, RNC, BSN, IP-BC, CDP, ASCOM, LBBP, CDONA/LTC, FACDONA, Senior Director, Clinical Innovation and Education, Mission […]

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February 2023 Edition

February 1, 2023

Clinical News Strategies to Increase Covid-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake in LTC Communities While COVID-19 vaccination remains a critical step […]

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Psychotropic Stewardship: Practical Solutions to Impractical Challenges

January 31, 2023

Presented by: Jeff Herr, PharmD, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica David Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Matthew […]

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Steps to Fall Prevention

January 17, 2023

Presented by: Rebecca Wingate, PharmD, Director of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Dr. Elizabeth Shauen Howard, DHA, MSN, RN, COS-C, Vice President […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 1 of 4: The Four Ds of Narcotics

January 10, 2023

Presented by: Cassie F. Faircloth, RN, BSN, CDONA, FACDONA, CDP, IP-BC, EFLA, Regional Risk Manager, Liberty Healthcare Andrew Cyr, PharmD, […]

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January 2023 Edition

January 3, 2023

Clinical News Updated Diabetes Practice Guidelines The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released the “Standards of Care in Diabetes – […]

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