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Short-term Rehab Takes Cue From Hotel Industry

Savvy skilled nursing providers and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are responding to the need for short-term rehabilitation of patients who need a place to go to completely recover from a surgery, illness or accident. By redesigning services with resort-style amenities, many are finding great financial rewards and new revenue …

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Wellness Is More Than Food And Fitness

Over the past several years SpiriTrust Lutheran, headquartered in York, PA, has been phasing in its comprehensive HealthAbility initiative and philosophy at its senior living communities, which offer residential living, assisted living, personal care, memory support and nursing, and rehabilitation services. “Our main priority with our HealthAbility program is that …

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Not Your Grandmother’s Nursing Home

Numerous research studies have revealed a significant relationship between loneliness and depression. In a study on loneliness, UCSF Division of Geriatrics researchers were intrigued to find that loneliness is also independently associated with an increased rate of death and functional decline. People who identified themselves as lonely had a 59 …

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What Customers Crave

An ideation hackathon led by keynote speaker Nicholas Webb was just one of the educational sessions offered to attendees at the recent HealthTAC 2016 at Trump National Doral Miami. “The difference between great innovators in my research are individuals who are willing to look stupid,” said Webb, “but most business …

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Relationship Building At Its Best

More than 150 top-level senior living executives and suppliers from as far away as Washington state and Canada attended the inaugural HealthTAC 2016 at the Trump National Doral Miami, Sept. 18-20. HealthTAC provided an opportunity for attendees to meet in personalized one-on-one meetings, participate in “think-tank” lunch sessions, listen to …

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