Is Insurance the Answer to Long Term Care Planning?

A recent USA Today article states that there is an increase in seniors living over the age of 90. According to author Haya El Nasser “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050”. Seniors who live longer generally have some sort of disability or need help at some level of living. Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, indicates that the focus needs to be on being able to help these seniors live at home … Continue reading

How do you spell nurse retention? R-e-s-p-e-c-t

By Pamela Tabar- The front-line staffers have often been the most difficult employee sector for nursing home administrators to engage. Low payrates, tough schedules and the emotional stress of the caring environment haven’t helped. Statistics show less education is related to both care deficiencies and turnover— about 51 percent of CNAs will leave their jobs within one year. But eyes are opening to new management models—especially those that promote staff education and personal growth, explained Jay Sackman, president of Georgetown, Conn.-based Jay M. Sackman Consulting, in a session at this week’s LeadingAge annual meeting in Denver. Nursing facilities have historically … Continue reading