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New HIPAA regulations on the way

Prepare for impending HIPAA regulations New HIPAA requirements are coming soon. Smart facilities will begin making preparations now so when...

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Preventing staff burnout

NAM’s National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being Staff burnout in the healthcare field has been an ongoing concern for years,...

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Boost your PDPM with physiatry

Adding physiatrists to your staff can benefit patients and profits While having a doctor trained in rehab seems like a...

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Medicaid is easing staffing hurdles. What are the ramifications?

In an effort to ease training and staffing hurdles while maintaining high standards, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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SpecialtyRx Prepares FDA Approved COVID Bivalent Booster

SpecialtyRx gears up for flu and COVID seasons with new COVID bivalent booster, What you need to know: The newest...

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Choosing A Long Term Care Pharmacy

Tips for how to select your LTC pharmacy, It’s important to choose a pharmacy that will partner with you in...

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It’s Time To Prepare Your Vaccine Clinics

Vaccines can help combat upcoming flu and COVID seasons, Flu cases typically begin to escalate in October and peak between...

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Using Technology To Better Serve Our Clients

Exclusive, secure access to SpecialtyRx just got easier, At SpecialtyRx we’re always looking for ways to improve our customer service....

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Pressure Injuries In Stroke Patients

New study reveals link between pressure injuries and strokes, A recent study investigated data from over 65,000 adults aged 65...

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Novavax Endorsed by CDC

Novavax’s COVID shot to be distributed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending Novavax’s...

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Dangers Of Hot Weather And Heart Meds

Hot weather and heart medications increase heart attack risk, In a recent study conducted in Germany, 2,500 cases of non-fatal...

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Prescribing Pfizer’s Paxlovid

Guidance on prescribing Paxlovid for COVID patients, Paxlovid is an oral antiviral drug that reduces the risk of hospitalization and...

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Caring for residents with PTSD

Trauma-informed care practices and policies important for treating psychological trauma, A recent article in the July issue of JAMDA brings...

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Drug Resistant cUTIs On The Rise

Need for new oral antibiotics more important than ever, A recent national study has revealed that as much as 50%...

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Flu Vaccine May Have Additional Benefits

Alzheimer's risk lower in seniors vaccinated for the flu, A recent study indicates that older adults, with no signs of...

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Treating Residents With ADHD

Coexisting conditions and medications play a role in ADHD care, While ADHD has been widely studied in young people, the...

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Change Your Password!

Weak passwords are a leading cause of corporate data breaches, Analysis conducted by proprietary password manager Norpress revealed that healthcare...

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Vascular Conditions Contribute To Increased Dementia Risk

New study reveals connection between dementia and vascular risk factors, A recently published study entitled, “Determining Vascular Risk Factors for...

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Memory Loss After A Stroke

Memory returns within three months for many stroke survivors, New research in Norway indicates that while memory loss and a...

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New diagnostic test for Alzheimer’s gets FDA approval

First in vitro diagnostic test ready to go to market, The Lumipulse G β-Amyloid Ratio is the first in vitro...

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FDA approves new drug

Lilly’s new diabetic drug approved and ready to go to market, Mounjaro is a new injection for type 2 diabetes...

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Update On Heart Disease Prevention Recommendations

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changes view on aspirin use, New evidence has prompted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

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Updated Covid-19 Vaccination Form Coming Soon

New form for long term care providers goes into effect, Beginning May 23rd, LTC providers will begin seeing changes to...

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Link Discovered between COVID-19 and shingles

A recent study has shown that older adults who've been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated for shingles...

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Toolkit Helps Nursing Homes explain Proper Use Of Antibiotics

Health care professionals working in nursing homes are frequently pressured to prescribe antibiotics by residents or family members of the...

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Quality Of Care Is Up And Hospitalizations Are Down

The results of a 10-year study commissioned by the America Health Care Association/National Center are in and they reveal lower...

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Preventing Fractures In Prostate Cancer Patients

Study shows bone health intervention can lower fracture risks, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in...

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New Study Links Inner Ear Dysfunction To Falls

Results of a recent 48-patient study revealed a connection between vestibular dysfunction and the above-average fall risk of Alzheimer's patients,...

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New Certification Program For Dementia Caregivers

Dementia care certification program based on the Montessori method, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in...

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A Solution For LTC Staffing Shortages

Visa program allows facilities to hire foreign workers, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term...

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Debunking The Statin Myth

Study shows statin intolerance much lower than previously thought, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in...

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CPAP May Not Help Octogenarians

Study shows CPAP doesn’t improve symptoms of sleep apnea in patients over the age of 80, A hot topic brought...

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Dry Eye Medication Goes Generic

Restasis now available in generic, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   Cyclosporine...

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A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care

CDC publishes updated recommendations for the pneumococcal vaccination   The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recently published the Centers for...

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Adding Two Hours Of Exercise Each Week Improves Mobility In Parkinson’s Patients

Maintaining mobility in Parkinson's patients, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   A...

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Advances In Wound Care

Using technology in the treatment of wound care, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term...

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New Study Finds Aging, And Not Dementia, May Be At The Root Of Cognitive Frailty

New thoughts on what causes cognitive frailty, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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Secret To Staff Retention Is Not What You Think

New study reveals staff often value support over wages, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in...

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U.S. Reduces The 10-Day Isolation Period

Keeping healthcare workers on the job, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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Research Shows Nursing Homes Hiring More Clinicians Than Ever Before

Hiring rates nearly doubled in last decade, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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Alternative Ways To Deal With Staffing Shortages

Calling in the National Guard, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   Since...

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New Study Reveals The Benefits Of Smartphones For Seniors With Mild Dementia

Using smartphones to combat dementia, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   A...

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New Legislation Could Invest Hundreds Of Millions In Training For LTC Workers

House Passes Build Back Better Act, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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Benefits of the shingles shot outweigh the risks of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Is the shingles shot worth the risk? A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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New Study Shows Telehealth Can Reduce Stress And Increase Access To Care

Researchers at the University of Missouri conducted a study that showed using telehealth visits for nursing home residents reduced their...

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Lilly Begins The Application Process For Us Approval Of Donanemab

Eli Lilly and Company's experimental Alzheimer's drug, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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FDA, CDC Panels Vote To Recommend J&J Booster For Adults

The expanding emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is being recommended by the FDA and CDC to...

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Is Your Facility Safe From A Ransomware Attack?

First, what is ransomware? According to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), A hot topic brought to you...

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U.S. Trade Representative Extended Tariff Exclusions Until November 14TH

The tariff exclusions from Section 301 on imports of medical care products such as gloves and gowns from China have...

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Something New In The Treatment Of Eye Problems

Biosimilar approved for the treatment of macular degeneration and other eye conditions A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx,...

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Tips For Preventing Drug Diversion

Proper training, protocols and security can limit incidences of drug diversion A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your...

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The Old Standby For Treating Hypertension May Not Be The Best Option

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE), inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB) are the two drug classes that can reduce adverse heart events...

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Music App Boosts Residents’ Moods

Music soothes the soul and improves the mood. A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term...

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A Quick Guide To Preventing And Treating Skin Tears

As people age their skin thins, becoming more susceptible to skin tears. A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx,...

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Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services Opens NCD On Aducanumab

The newly approved drug aducanumab (Aduhelm), for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, has been causing quite a stir, A hot...

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New Bill Proposes Guaranteed Caregiver Visitation Rights During Public Health Emergencies

A new proposal could require facilities to provide continued visitation to essential caregivers, A hot topic brought to you by...

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U.S. Representatives Establish Infection Prevention And Control In Long-Term Care Caucus

Established by Florida representatives, Gus Bilirakis and Darren Soto, the Caucus will address infection control reform and establish ways to...

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Extensions Granted To LTC Providers Still Operating Under Activated Emergency Plans

In a recently released memo from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, A hot topic brought to you by...

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New Analysis Shows A Significant Increase In the Over 65 Population And Their Need For LTC

New analysis from MedicareGuide indicates an increase in nursing home residents over the course of the next 40 years. A...

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Keeping Mind And Body Healthy

Giving more attention to the psychological needs of residents, A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in...

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Digital Communications Engage Residents, Staff And Families Like Never Before

Utilizing technology to communicate in place of in-person communications became integral to resident well being during the pandemic. A hot...

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Does Your Cleaning Contractor Still Meet Your Needs?

What you looked for in a cleaning contractor pre-pandemic may not be what you look for now. A hot topic...

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Keep Your Facility Pest Free With These Helpful Tips

Family and friends are returning but unwanted guests may also appear. A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your...

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Cognitive, Mood Assessment Training now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a new, web-based training for skilled nursing providers. A hot topic...

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Specialty Flexible, Creative Scheduling Can Improve Recruitment And Retention

The challenges facilities face with recruiting and keeping staff can be improved with a little creative thinking and flexibility. A...

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Studies Show That Elderspeak Does More Harm Than Good

What you think is a term of endearment may actually be harming your residents. A hot topic brought to you...

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Allowing Employees To Have Input on Scheduling Improves Rentention Rates

In a recent webinar hosted by the American College of Health Care Administrators for its annual Convocation & Expo, Beth...

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New Study Show Less Than Half of Residents’ Life-Sustaining Treatment Forms are Accurate

In the past year, advanced care planning has become a subject of conversation. A hot topic brought to you by...

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Dental Care in a Post Pandemic world

If anything good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's new ways to handle every day tasks and that...

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Quality care and widespread vaccination are working

COVID-19 cases at an all time low A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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Ice cream could be just what the doctor ordered

Prevent malnutrition with creative dietary ideas A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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Federal Government increases access to COVID-19 antibody treatments

Monoclonal antibody treatments becoming more accessible A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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Not all thermal imaging systems are created equal

Beware of unapproved Telethermographic Systems A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   Many...

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Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is the President’s choice for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

President Biden Nominates New CMS Leader A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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CDC takes staff shortages into account with new quarantine guidelines for healthcare workers

CDC updates quarantine guidelines for vaccinated workers A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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Recent data indicates a slowdown in nursing home cases

Covid-19 cases declining in LTC facilities A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care  ...

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A better way to disinfect

A better way to disinfect A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   Using...

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Proposed plan calls for more relief funding and stricter infection control

Biden releases proposed pandemic plan A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care   Newly...

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Department of Health and Human Services changes reporting deadline

Deadline extended for Provider Relief Fund reporting A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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CDC creates social media toolkit to promote COVID-19 vaccine

New social media campaigns target LTC staff A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care...

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Healthcare workers need to rethink vaccination

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care LTC staffers should take a lesson from...

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Hiring – Field Sales Manager

STATE-OF-THE-ART PHARMACY SEEKS A FIELD SALES MANAGER TO JOIN OUR TEAM! SpecialtyRx is an innovative, full-service pharmacy who partners with...

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Therapy cuts planned for 2021

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

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Survey reveals workforce challenges in LTC and healthcare

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care Survey finds hiring qualified candidates a top...

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Pfizer COVID vaccine moves forward

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care FDA recommends Pfizer COVID vaccine for emergency...

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President-elect Biden chooses health team

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care Biden’s nominations include experts from diverse disciplines...

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Steps to avoid a labor strike

A hot topic brought to you by SpecialtyRx, your partner in long-term care Picketing over punching in   Just when...

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Celebrating the holidays amid a pandemic

Family gatherings are just too risky The holiday season is upon us.   It is a time where families come...

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LTC leaders vow to work with any party

LTC leaders say: “We have to unite around the common enemy” Regardless of election results, LTC operators reboot their pandemic...

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Private facilities face lack of PPE

Equity-owned operations are struggling with PPE shortage A breakdown of the headline and its hidden meaning   A new study...

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Providers urge Congress: “Extend sequester cuts”

The CARES Act temporarily suspended Medicare sequestration Now, providers are asking for further relief through 2021   Back in 2012,...

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‘Wow Wednesday’ makes mealtime fun

Even in isolation, savvy supervisors promote quality of life Try these tips for engaging residents with food   This year...

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Helping staff deal with pandemic stress

As COVID-19 persists, staffing remains a top concern How to support your employees and boost retention   By now, operators...

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A call for creativity

Study shows that 64% of residents are not leaving their rooms LTC experts share their best tips for safe, healthy...

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Official says: “Nursing homes will be first for vaccine”

Over 40% of all COVID-19 deaths are linked to long-term care Official puts nursing homes first in line ahead of...

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BREAKING: CMS issues revised visitation guidelines

Nursing homes may now allow visitation, including physical touch Get the full list of CMS guidelines and restrictions from VP...

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Coronavirus: the current situation

LeadingAge just published their pandemic situation report The latest COVID-19 challenges, costs, and concerns for LTC   On September 9th,...

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3 ways to protect against COVID lawsuits

Six months later, coronavirus litigation remains a concern How to protect your facility from future lawsuits   After months of...

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HHS disperses $2.5 billion in LTC relief

Is your facility still in need of testing, staff, and PPE? Officials at HHS say: ‘Help is on the way’...

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The future of LTC: facilities weigh in

72% of facilities say they can’t sustain operations for another year under current conditions See the latest COVID-19 facility survey...

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