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Administration on Aging Projection for the US Senior Population

According to the Administration on Aging, the number of Americans who are 85 or older is expected to triple to almost 20 million by the year 2050. While elderly women will still vastly outnumber men, the disparity is expected to…

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Conditions at Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes

Finding a good health care facility to care for yourself or a loved one is a difficult challenge. Many facilities are understaffed and don’t have access to the right tools to effectively manage operations, thus having a negative impact on…

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Low Staffing Rates Increase Mortality Risk

Low staffing rates can be thorn in the side of facility administrators, but a new study shows that they may also be to blame for increased risk of death from norovirus (acute gastroenteritis) in nursing homes. A recent study looked…

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Coordination of Care Hits New Heights in Manhattan

As the health care system evolves, one of the key success factors that comes up time and again is the ability for the different entities within the system to collaborate with one another to produce a quality of care that…

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Collaboration is the Key to Success for Long Term Care Facilities

Despite government threats of financial penalties, hospitals have made little headway in improving rates of preventable readmissions, according to recent Medicare data. More than 20% of Medicare patients return to the hospital within a month of discharge and despite policy…

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Avoiding Elder Abuse in Healthcare Facilities

Last week, New York’s own Senator Charles Schumer made news by drawing attention to the prevalence of elder abuse that goes unreported.  Spurred by the story of an elderly bus monitor in Rochester who was bullied by a group of…

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Health Care Compliance and Background Screening

With the increasing incidents of “Negligent Hiring” lawsuits, abuse and medical identity fraud at long term care and health care facilities, many new health care compliance regulations have been instituted for employee background screening. LTCAdministrator.com partners with the leading providers…

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Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?

My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings:  Even though a large percentage of  Medicare cancer patients represent  poor prognoses, health…

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Facility Hires New Administrator through LTCAdministrator.com!

LTCAdministrator.com successfully connected an administrator with a leading cutting edge facility. LTCAdministrator.com posts exclusive job listings for Administrators, Directors and Coordinators of health care facilities. We work to facilitate the hiring process in a discrete and professional manner. Are you…

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