Mike Williams

25 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @bleuhorseshoe | With over 22 years experience in owning and managing businesses, there is very little that I have not seen or done.  I literally grew up in the Assisted Living Industry.  A lot has changed during that time, but the core basics are still the same.  I have owned, managed,  and coached Assisted Living Communities in need of complete change or just some slight adjustments.  My goal is to share things that interest me and be there to support owners or managers that need guidance.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's could be spread during surgery, say researchers

Concern that tiny pieces of harmful proteins could be spread via surgical instruments leads scientists to call for more research into possible transmission<p>Fragments of sticky proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease could potentially be spread to others via contaminated …

Medicine

As Caregiving Shifts To The Home, Scrutiny Is Lacking

>> Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen to audio of this story.<p>Yolanda Farrell lay mostly paralyzed in a nursing home, unable to feed or …

Nursing facility agrees to $97,500 Disability Act settlement

July 21, 2015<p>Share this content:<p><i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with comments from Fairfax Nursing Center President Robert Bainum.</i><p>A …

Senior Living Providers Pour Money Into Data Breach Insurance

Because the cost of a data breach can have a grievous impact on a senior living provider’s ability to stay in business, protecting against these …

Assisted living communities continue to make a terrible first impression on prospective customers, university program finds

September 15, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Assisted living communities continue to make a terrible first impression on prospective customers, u<p>Assisted …

Long-term care financing is especially hard for older people who rent their homes, and that number is rising: Harvard/AARP report

September 03, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Younger baby boomers might have particularly difficult problems paying for long-term care because they have …

Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last three decades, large U.S. study shows

July 16, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Chance of a senior developing Alzheimer's has dropped 44% over the last 30 years<p>The odds of developing Alzheimer's …

Nursing home inventory shrank, assisted living hit highest-ever growth rate, quarterly data shows

July 14, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Assisted living inventory growth reached a historic high in the second quarter of 2014, while nursing home inventory …

If You Want Decent Long-Term Care, Stay Away From These States

The Raising Expectations 2014 Scorecard rates long-term care state-by-state – and these come in dead last<p>As baby boomers age, concerns regarding …

Senior Housing Construction Tapers, But Assisted Living Not Slowing Down

While recent data show senior living construction starts have decreased by 65% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last …

Assisted living worker stole $20,000 by not registering residents, police charge

June 16, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>An employee at an Alabama assisted living facility stole about $21,000 by diverting checks from off-the-books …

Nurse Staffing Impact on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies

The relationship between nurse staffing and quality of care (QoC) in nursing homes continues to receive major attention. The evidence supporting this …

Health Care REIT, Inc. Announces Recapitalization of Sunrise Senior Living Management Company

TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb 11, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- <b>Health Care REIT, Inc. HCN, -1.18%</b> announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to …

Health Care

30% of nursing home residents with dementia are undernourished, new global report states

February 12, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>30% of nursing home residents with dementia are undernourished, new global report states<p>People with dementia …

White House Extends ObamaCare Coverage Deadline For Some Businesses

As President Obama’s political opponents gain more momentum heading into this fall’s midterm elections with yet another delay of a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act, small employers will now get more time to sort out the new rules on the so-called “employer mandate.”<p>It will be welcome relief, …

Are Your Top Performers Picked On?

New research suggests that top performers often feel hidden abuse. If you’re trying to attract or retain great people, whether in a start-up or established business, this is troubling.<p>A study in a US financial services company asked supervisors to rate their employees’ performance. Meanwhile …

#nursingschool #nurse #nursingstudent

7 Easy Ways to Avoid Burnout

The ultimate solution, of course, is to take it easy. But for those times when resting is simply not an option, try one of these techniques.<p>Everyone knows that if you work too hard and too long, you'll get burned out. And everyone also knows that the solution is to take it easy for a while.<p>That …

Commuting

Older Adults Can Be Bullies Too - Elderly Abuse, Harassment, Peer Pres...

Nationwide, that translates to hundreds of thousands of people who endure abuse. Many incidents of name-calling, bossy behavior, loud arguments and, …

Increasing cynicism is No. 1 predictor of nursing home administrator turnover, research shows

February 06, 2014<p>Share this content:<p>Nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance improves care quality or facilit<p>Nursing home …