According to a September, 2017 press release from NIC, the most recent skilled nursing occupancy rate is 81.7%. Can you beat the odds?Read More
Elderly adults taking opioid painkillers are 68% more likely to be hospitalized and are 87% more likely to die as those taking over-the-counter pain medication.Read More
One of the larger hurdles LTPAC providers face is ensuring that patients follow their treatment plans post-discharge so they don’t end up back in the hospital battling their chronic conditions.Read More
Gustavo Sapiurka talks about what he calls “the perfect storm” for affordable senior living and assisted care.Read More
Managed Care vs. Fee For Service for “Dual Eligible” seniors . . . do you know what is best?Read More
A Navy veteran gets dumped for not cooperation in the Medicaid application process. You would have done it differently I bet.Read More
I hate articles like this one posted on the AARP website: ‘If I’d Had to Wait Until 67 for Medicare, I’d Be Dead’.
AARP – A Rant
In fairness, I am not a huge fan of AARP. They bill themselves as an organization that exists to protect the interests of seniors and, while they do focus on topics that are important to seniors, they mostly exist to sell products and services to seniors, enriching AARP management.
The very best part of attending LeadingAge are the conversations.
Yesterday’s general session speaker was Atul Gawande who talked about the US healthcare system as it is today and what it could be.Read More
Kaiser Health News” on the new hospital readmission penalties. Despite of the fact that my article and the Kaiser Health News article were very light on details for senior housing it was widely read.Read More
On July 16, 2012 Politico published an article titled “Groups to CMS: Slow down”. Some months ago CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) began to allow states to create “pilot” programs where certain individuals...Read More