Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.
We’ve heard a lot lately about the loneliness and isolation that some residents — and their families — are feeling during the pandemic. These feelings are real, and there are real consequences of the separation of residents and their loved ones. Nonetheless, I took some comfort in the results of a recent study.
The Department of Health and Human Services is extending until Aug. 28 the deadline for eligible state Medicaid providers, including assisted living operators, to apply for monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. The announcement came on the same day that the House passed a fiscal year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that represents a $4.6 billion increase over HUD’s FY20 enacted funding level.
Jaclyn Pritchett, vice president of human resources – field operations at Brookdale Senior Living, shares her biggest accomplishment, the best part of her day, the biggest surprise of her career and her advice to young professionals.
The annual contest, a joint program of McKnight’s Senior Living and sister McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, recognizes providers that convey how technology — simple or advanced — has improved care and operations in their organizations. There is no cost to enter.
A threatened strike by Teamsters over a company’s coronavirus safety protocols could affect dozens Brookdale Senior Living communities and Sunrise Senior Living communities in Arizona, the union said Wednesday.
A new Task Force on Long-Term Care in Arizona, announced Tuesday, will develop recommendations and metrics for how and when visitation within assisted living communities and nursing homes can resume safely and what steps facilities can take before then to help residents and their loved ones maintain contact.
Healthcare providers — including entities and individuals who work for them — would be protected for almost five years from lawsuits related to the provision of COVID-19-related care and services, except in cases of “gross negligence or willful misconduct,” under the terms of relief legislation proposed Monday by Senate Republicans.
LeadingAge, AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the American Health Care Association are among 49 organizations urging Congress to prioritize “robust” federal funding for COVID-19 testing in future pandemic relief legislation. “Swift action is needed to ensure that every American, especially essential workers, frontline healthcare physicians and other clinicians and those at…
Tim R. Johnston, Ph.D., senior director of national projects for LGBT elder advocacy organization SAGE, spent a year and a half working on his new book, “Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff.” He recently answered some questions for me about the book and its subject matter as well as his work at SAGE.