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REPORT SUGGESTS WAYS TO INCREASE STAFF RETENTION, PRODUCTIVITY
Friday, December 9
A new report released by UC San Francisco shares several steps that senior living organizations can take to try to increase staff retention and productivity, reduce worker burnout and lower employer costs. McKnight's Senior Living

THREE STARS WILL BE THE NEW ONE STAR
Thursday, December 8
Nursing home operators call it low occupancy. Medicare insiders call it a declining census. Economists call it excess capacity. Any way you say it, it means too many empty beds. And it's going to hurt many poor and marginally performing skilled nursing facilities. McKnight's

NURSING HOME IN CHINA PAYS PEOPLE WHO VISIT THEIR ELDERLY PARENTS
Wednesday, December 7
A facility in the Chinese city of Suzhou says consistent family visits will improve residents' quality of life, so they're paying up to the tune of about a dollar a visit. BBC

CANADIAN NURSE DISCOVERS THE PERILS OF VENTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA 
Tuesday, December 6
She took to social media to air her frustrations over a relative's skilled nursing care - now she's been found guilty of professional misconduct by a nursing organization. McKnight's

LIABILITY EXPENSES ON THE RISE
Monday, December 5
Liability costs for skilled nursing centers are expected to rise substantially, up by about six percent in 2017.  McKnight's Long Term Care News

ALZHEIMER'S EXPERTS CONVENE IN DC TO ADVOCATE FOR A CURE BY 2025
Friday, December 2
Preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 topped the discussion at a gathering of policymakers, health officials, patient advocates, and medical experts in Washington, D.C., this week. Provider
 
DOL FILES NOTICE TO APPEAL OVERTIME RULE INJUNCTION
Friday, December 2
The Department of Labor is fighting back against a court's preliminary injunction that stopped a controversial overtime rule from going into effect Dec. 1. McKnight's

PILOT PROJECT UNDERWAY FOR END-OF-LIFE WISHES
Thursday, December 1
The three year pilot in Contra Costa and San Diego counties seeks to create a statewide electronic registry to document end-of-life wishes for treatment. California Healthline

ANTIPSYCHOTICS LINKED TO INCREASED FALL RISKS FOR SNF RESIDENTS, STUDY CONFIRMS
Thursday, December 1
Psychotropic drugs, including antipsychotics and antidepressants, can increase the risk of falls among nursing home residents, a recently published study asserts. McKnight's

TRUMP NOMINEE FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS SIGNALS CHANGES AHEAD
Wednesday, November 30
Seema Verma has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head CMS, the agency which oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Under Verma, CMS is expected to grant even more latitude to states in crafting Medicaid programs. USA Today

TRUMP NAMES REP. TOM PRICE AS NEXT HHS SECRETARY
Tuesday, November 29
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Washington Post

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