Flooring company donates more than $67,000 for hurricane relief efforts

Patcraft announced it has donated more than $67,000 to the American Red Cross, Texas Gulf Coast Region through a giving program to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

UMMS announces analytics partnership

Real Time Medical Systems, an interventional analytics company, has signed with the University of Maryland Medical System to better analyze data after a patient has been discharged to a nursing home.

Millennials driven to leadership roles, staffing company survey finds

AMN Healthcare's Survey of Millennial Nurses: A Dynamic Influence on the Profession looked at those nurses between ages 19 to 36 when compared to baby boomer nurses or Generation X (ages 37 to 53).

New program gives analytics through personalized reviews

Turenne PharMedCo has launched the Connect 360 program to give nursing homes and assisted living facilities access to analytics through personalized annual reviews, the company announced.

Med-Caire CPAP Resupply Program purchased

Aeroflow Healthcare, a durable medical equipment vendor based in North Carolina, has bought Med-Caire Inc.'s continuous positive airway pressure resupply program.

Building company honored for VA home project

Gilbane Building Company has received two project awards for its Rhode Island Veterans Administration Home, the company announced.

Healthcare firm, coding company announce alliance

Maxwell Associates, a post-acute operational consulting firm, and Gateway Coding and Consulting, a home health and hospice coding and appeals company, announced an alliance last week.

Virtual Boot Camp on CMS modifiers coming up

Virtual Boot Camp on CMS modifiers coming up

AudioEducator, a division of ProEdTech, will host a two-session Virtual Boot Camp on "CMS Modifiers: Coding, Billing, and Compliance Regulations."

New option for medical beds

New option for medical beds

Arjo has released the IndiGo™ intuitive drive assist, which is designed to make it easier to move a medical bed. The IndiGo has a powered fifth wheel installed beneath the bed.

Telehealth offered to communities

Prime Care Technologies announced last week intent to offer resident telehealth to post-acute care organizations through its primeFORCE affiliate, in conjunction with Complete Telehealth Solutions™ LLC (CTS).

BPHI purchases community

Brazos Presbyterian Homes Inc. has purchased membership interest in Longhorn Village, a life plan community in Texas, Ziegler announced.

Talent management platform chosen

Watermark Retirement Communities has chosen HealthcareSource for its talent management platform, the company announced.

nora systems acquired

Atlanta-based Interface Inc., a global flooring company, closed its previously announced acquisition of nora systems on August 7.

NEXUS to hit Denmark

Silverado's NEXUS dementia program will be in a pilot study for a Danish professor, the company announced.

Shower light fights germs

Shower light fights germs

The ellumi™ germ-killing Recessed Shower Light, which uses VioSafe® technology, is now available through Evolution Lighting, the company said.

Leakage current option introduced

Leakage current option introduced

Tripp Lite, a manufacturer of power protection, has introduced a Medical Ethernet Isolator designed to close the gap on potentially dangerous leakage current.

Genesis Automation announces supplier portal

Genesis Automation in Healthcare has debuted a new Supplier Portal, focused on letting medical device manufacturers gain visibility.

Mediware buys BlueStrata

Mediware, based in Lenexa, KS, has bought BlueStrata EHR, a cloud-based software system focused on the skilled nursing and assisted living markets.

ezPBJ acquired by Briggs Healthcare

Briggs Healthcare will buy ezPBJ, a software system for Payroll-Based Journal reporting, the companies announced last week.

West Coast provider chooses transitional care program

EmpRes Healthcare has selected Nexus Health Resources for its transitional care program, using NexusConnexions and the Nexus Health Call Center.

4P Therapeutics bought

Nutriband Inc. has acquired Atlanta-based 4P Therapeutics for $400,000, plus 250,000 shares of its common stock, the company announced.

SNF portfolio purchased

Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Zeeland, a 143-bed skilled nursing facility in Michigan, has been sold to Illuminate HC, Marcus & Millichap announced.

AI system released to help with Medicare Advantage

Change Healthcare has introduced Dual Enrollment Advocate™, an artificial intelligence and behavioral science system for Medicare Advantage dual eligibility identification and enrollment.

New patterns released for flooring

New patterns released for flooring

Patcraft has released BioSymmetry, a new modular collection focused on the transparency of shape and pattern.

Fall system connects to Apple Watch

Fall system connects to Apple Watch

FallCall Solutions has launched its FallCall Lite, a personal emergency response system that was built for Apple Watch and iPhone.

Summit Therapeutics joins working group

The Antimicrobials Working Group announced that Summit Therapeutics plc is joining its coalition of companies to work on combating drug-resistant infections.

Burgess Square Healthcare Center chooses nurse call system

Burgess Square Healthcare Center in Westmont, IL, has chosen to install the Jeron Electronic Systems Provider® 790 Nurse Call System, the company said.

Partnership with Gift of Life Marrow Registry formed

HJ Sims has announced the debut of its Sims' Corporate Social Responsibility program and a partnership with the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

HMC Healthcare chooses schedule optimizer

HMS Healthcare, a Texas provider, recently switched the majority of its workforce management functionality to the SmartLinx solutions suite.

VR company helps veterans

VR company helps veterans

MyndVR, a Dallas-based virtual reality company, recently started its first partnership with a veterans home.

Antibiotic guidance released

Antibiotic guidance released

The National Quality Forum has launched its next version of the NQP Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care.

Trends in senior living report released

The senior living industry will need to attract and retain a younger, more multicultural workforce by prioritizing integrated technology and flexibility in work arrangements, according to a new CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) report.

Patient safety improvement slowed by ineffective technology and low pay, survey shows

Ineffective technology and a lack of reimbursement are among the reasons patient safety lags in healthcare organizations, a new survey finds.

One-step disinfectant introduced

One-step disinfectant introduced

3M has unveiled the 3M™ MBS Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrates, concentrated one-step disinfectants with a five-minute contact time, the company said.

Telehealth consultations expanded

Telehealth consultations expanded

Global Partnership for Telehealth, a nonprofit corporation, is offering its telemedicine web-based video conferencing software called Pathways.

viaDirect Solutions acquired

PlayMaker Health has bought viaDirect Solutions, which provides data analytics for the post-acute care industry.

ADS Data Systems bought

Consolo Services Group, which offers technology solutions for the hospice and palliative care industries, announced today that it has completed an acquisition of ADS Data Systems, a SaaS provider of adult day care software and services.

Tools released to help retain CNAs

Straightaway Health Careers has debuted CNA Edge: SUPPORT, a suite of tools designed to help healthcare organizations and their managers motivate and retain their CNAs.

Healthcare company strengthens position in LTPAC

LG CNS Healthcare Solutions has received two patents for progressive technology embedded in its Smart Point-of-Care Solution (POCS), the company said.

New senior living community to debut in Minnesota

Ryan Companies and Great Lakes Management are developing a new senior living community in St. Cloud, MN.

Deadline for the Tech Awards is Friday

Long-term care providers have until Friday night to submit their applications for the 2018 McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards.

Pet cat introduced for senior care

Pet cat introduced for senior care

Ageless Innovation has debuted its Companion Pet Cat, the Tuxedo Cat, designed for older adults.

Open abdomen dressing debuts

Open abdomen dressing debuts

KCI has launched its ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing in the United States.

NeuroGym Technologies bought

Medline has purchased Canadian-based rehabilitation equipment maker NeuroGym Technologies, the company announced last week.

SNF portfolio receives $47M in refinancing

Three skilled nursing facilities with a total of 512 beds will receive $47.2 million in refinancing through HUD 232/223(f) loans, Capital One announced.

LTC pharmacy chain announces $60 million in expansion efforts

Guardian Pharmacy Services announced it had secured $60 million in financing to invest in new automation and expand corporate support in its Atlanta headquarters, the company said.

Natural pest repellent product debuts

Communities looking for natural pest repellent products have a new option in Stay Away, a plant-based line from EarthKind.

Carlton Senior Living chooses tech vendor

Carlton Senior Living has selected RF Technologies as its Vendor of Choice, the company announced.

Integration system designed to prevent hospital readmissions

Constant Care Technology® LLC announced on Tuesday the integration of its CareConnection® connectivity platform with MatrixCare's electronic health record system for skilled nursing.

New configuration for dispensing containers

New configuration for dispensing containers

Medi-Dose Inc./EPS inc. has released a new 10-pack configuration for all four sizes of its Steri-Dropper ® sterile ophthalmic dispensing containers.

Fall detection device debuts

Fall detection device debuts

MyNotifi®, an automatic fall-detection wearable device, is a new system from MedHab that connects to a user's smartphone and can send alerts.

Company expands long-term care client base

Intellitec Solutions, a firm that offers ERP solutions to senior living communities, announced the expansion of its client base with the recent implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP for a long-term care facility in Missouri, according to a company release.

Mather LifeWays accepting reservations at Tysons facility

Mather Lifeways announced this week that it is accepting reservations for a new life plan community in Tysons, VA.

Telemedicine added to facilities

The Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL, introduced TripleCare's telemedicine services at the community in the far northwest Chicago suburb, the company announced.

Participate in rehab, hospice studies

Providers are encouraged to participate in studies that examine benefits and salary data for their profession.

Facilities acquired in Baltimore area

Tryko Partners LLC has bought two former ManorCare facilities totaling 254 beds in Maryland, the company announced.

New device approved for severe emphysema

The Zephyr Endobronchial Valve has been given market approval by the Food and Drug Administration.

Supplier Legacy Award winner named

3M Commercial Solutions Division has received the Supplier Legacy Award from Premier Inc.

NACNS selects management group

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists has chosen Virtual Inc. as its new management service and support team.

Eskaton recognized by LeadingAge CA

Eskaton has received the Innovation/Best Practices and Grassroots Advocate awards from LeadingAge California.

Illinois SNF to close; AL units to remain

Pleasant Hill Healthcare nursing facility in Girard, IL, will close Sept. 1, according to local reports.

Distributor added for floor lift

Distributor added for floor lift

Client Care Equipment in Boise, ID, is now an authorized distributor of the LiftUp Raizer®, the company announced.

Exam gloves receive upgrade

Exam gloves receive upgrade

Shepard Medical Products has upgraded its CareMates Nitrile Medical Examination Gloves, the company said.

Behavioral health monitoring company selects tech provider

Behavioral health monitoring company selects tech provider

Cordant Health Solutions, which provides monitoring tools for behavioral health, chronic pain and workers' compensation organization, has selected Xybion Corporation Workers' Comp Cloud.

Managed care, technology topics of Chicago symposium

Ziegler and Link•Age Ventures announced the inaugural Ziegler Link·Age Fund Symposium, to be held Wednesday, July 25 in Chicago.

New multi-load washer introduced

New multi-load washer introduced

Maytag® Commercial Laundry is introducing the Maytag® Multi-Load Washer, designed to handle large, heavy loads of laundry.

Technology to address claim denials debuts

Change Healthcare today unveiled a new technology that helps providers reduce one of the leading causes of claim denials.

New diabetes treatments in the works

Two doses of Eli Lilly's dulaglutide (4.5 mg and 3.0 mg), as well as Trulicity® (dulaglutide) 1.5 mg, provided significantly better blood sugar control with weight benefits for those with type two diabetes, a new study finds.

Company expands long-term care insurance options

EssentialLTC is expanding its long-term care insurance options, the company said.

New website will provide faster service, company said.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is preparing to launch a new website this summer, the company said.

Predictive analytics company announces engagement solution

Connace, a Boston-based healthcare company, has debuted its Integrated Patient Engagement solution drive by predictive analytics.

Free VR dementia course geared to boost empathy

Relias has released "A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience" to anyone free of charge, the company announced last week.

PruittHealth chooses EHR system

PruittHealth has selected MatrixCare for its EHR platform.

Consulting group expands

Senior living consulting firm Senior Source Consulting Group in Florida announced its expansion.

New BI product available

HappyCo made its Happy Insights business intelligence product available last week, the company said.

SunTrust announces expansion of Aging Services Practice Group

SunTrust recently announced a nationwide expansion of its Aging Services/Senior Living Industry Practice Group.

Montreal distributor acquired

Medline recently announced the acquisition of Dufort et Lavigne Ltée, a medical supplies distributor.

Auto-injector provides option for those with RA

Auto-injector provides option for those with RA

AbbVie GK, Eisai Co. and EA Pharma Co. have debuted the HUMIRA Pen, an auto-injector pen meant to help simplify self-injection.

Lounge collection includes sled base

Lounge collection includes sled base

Integra Seating announced during NeoCon that it is adding to its Coffee House Collection and Kallise Lounge Collection.

CMS to allow use of smartphone apps with glucose monitors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare will now support the simultaneous use of smartphone applications with continuous glucose monitors.

Medical device company launches dedicated LTC division

Arjo is launching its own dedicated long-term care division.

Aging services TV and internet provider announce merger

Bulk TV & Internet is merging with another player in the field.

LTC locating service eyes rapid growth, with 20 franchises on tap

A company that helps elders to locate long-term care options in their community is targeting rapid growth, with plans to hit 100 locations by the year's end.

Skilled care powerhouse partners with Fortune 500 company to tackle population health

A sizeable staffing agency and provider of skilled nursing care is teaming with a Fortune 500 company, aiming to better arm nurses with crucial information.

'Large-scale' LTPAC provider picks new tech vendor

A sizeable provider of long-term, post-acute care services has selected MatrixCare as its new electronic health record platform vendor.

Shoes equipped with GPS tracking

Shoes equipped with GPS tracking

Vigil has announced the availability of new shoes designed to help residents from becoming lost.

New adjustable electric beds

New adjustable electric beds

Drive DeVilbiss announced two new adjustable beds to its product offerings.

NIC, data analytics vendor team up to help with skilled-nursing benchmarking

NIC, data analytics vendor team up to help with skilled-nursing benchmarking

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care is teaming up with a data analytics vendor, aiming to help the skilled-nursing field to measure itself up against the competition.

A new wound care app for nurses

There is a new forum for wound care nurses who are looking for help from their peers.

$52M loan helps CCRC to renovate, reconfigure campus

An East Coast investment bank is delivering a big boost to one continuing care retirement community renovating and reconfiguring its campus.

LTC pharmacy provider makes first foray into Wisconsin

One of the country's largest long-term care pharmacy companies just got a little bigger, following its first foray into Wisconsin.

Respiratory device manufacturer acquired

A Los Angeles-based manufacturer of respiratory devices for skilled nursing providers is under new ownership.