Building Census in Nursing Homes

Building census is surely one of the most important responsibilities of every administrator. The battle for profitability begins and ends with occupancy. It drives the revenue. Serious and chronic census problems, unacceptable numbers of vacancies, do not appear overnight. Specific marketing or sales failures cause them. Your marketing mistakes are self-inflicted wounds. You can’t blame …

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Medicare Changes for 2020

Q: What are the changes to Medicare benefits for 2020?A: There are several changes for Medicare enrollees in 2020:
 Part B premiumsThe standard premium for Medicare Part B increased to $144.60/month in 2020 (up from $135.50/month in 2019).The Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) was 1.6 percent for 2020, which increased the average retiree’s …

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In Appreciation Of Old Age: The Positive Aging Movement

The positive aging movement stands as a counterpoint to age-biased beliefs and prejudices. Positive aging theorists explore the origins of ageist attitudes in contemporary culture, debunk common distortions about later life, and advance the idea of growth and fulfillment throughout the lifespan.