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Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

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.

Most recent articles by Lois A. Bowers

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Big celebrations

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga celebrated assisted living resident Halie Forstner’s 110th birthday with a parade, a large, pink cake, 110 pink balloons and 110 bottles of her favorite drink, Coca-Cola. Meanwhile, in Fort Myers, FL, 102-year-old Cypress Cove independent living resident Elmer Blair recently celebrated his newly received Bronze Star medal, which recognizes his efforts in leading his Army platoon safely away from an attack by a German tank in 1944 during World War II. Find out more, and see how to submit your photos!

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People in the news, March 30

Appointments and promotions at American House Senior Living Communities, Anthem Memory Care, English Meadows Senior Living, Erickson Living, Friendly Senior Living, Frontier Management, Genesis Healthcare, Graceworks Lutheran Services, Landis Home and Community-Based Services, Lifespace Communities, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, RCare, Sentrics and Watercrest Senior Living Group.

To know us is to love us? New effort could boost interest in long-term care careers

Attracting medical school graduates to enter geriatrics is a challenge, as evidenced by their recent fellowship choices. Beyond that, however, is the challenge of interesting geriatricians — as well as internal medicine physicians, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals — to practice in long-term care facilities. AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine may have an answer.

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Brookdale faces SNF lawsuit from coalition including Biden’s pick for HHS secretary

A lawsuit filed Monday accuses Brookdale Senior Living of lying to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to inflate the star ratings awarded to some of its skilled nursing facilities. The legal action, brought by a coalition including California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, also claims that Brookdale “ignored laws that protect patients’ safety when they are discharged from a facility.”

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