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John O'Connor

Here’s to the losers

I wonder how many in this sector have the guts to to do what Dick Butkus did: Bring their A game every day, knowing full well that it’s not going to be anywhere near enough?

Vigilance must continue

Those working in senior living know that the pandemic is not over. You live with the ramifications every day as you take precautions to try to keep staff members, residents and their families healthy and safe. Sometimes, however, things happen despite best efforts, and the news this week brought sobering reminders that vigilance must continue.

Latest Guest Columns

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Weigh these 5 considerations before joining the senior living and care consolidation wave

After grappling with the COVID-19 crisis for the past year, senior living and care facilities are waking up to some stark financial realities that are starting to push a new wave of consolidation in the sector. One recent analysis found that the long-term care industry expected to lose $94 billion over 2020 and 2021, a…

Latest Marketplace Columns

Digital front doors helping to address physician shortages

Physician recruiting and staffing is continuing to become more challenging for assisting living, skilled nursing and other long-term care facilities of all sizes. In the face of mounting physician shortages, nurse and provider burn-out and changing patient expectations, alternative forms of healthcare delivery, such as telehealth, are becoming more important for addressing critical gaps in access to care.

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