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It is time to support long-term care services and the staff

It is time to support long-term care services and the staff

By Betsy Johnson The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an emotional, psychological, and yes, a financial toll on long-term care in Kentucky. Today, as the world is getting back to a “post-pandemic normal” thanks to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, long-term care leaders are asking themselves two main questions: How do we navigate a post-pandemic financial

Humana increases connectivity among older adults for health

By Jasmine Weatherby A recent report from Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), commissioned by The Humana Foundation, shows that at least 22 million seniors in America lack internet connectivity. This number, often referred to as the digital divide, represents 42 percent of the senior population. The digital divide matters to healthcare organizations because it leaves

Louisville-based Glennis Solutions cuts ribbon on new offices

By Karen McDonald Managing senior living communities is a complex undertaking. Everything from the resident experience to medical records to billing, sales and revenue management must be in sync for effective operations and profitability. Louisville-based Atria Senior Living has spent two decades creating and honing software applications to improve senior housing operations. Now, their technology

Pallitus Health Partners provides services separate from hospice care

By Bethany Cox Snider, MD It’s time to reframe the conversation around serious illness care. That’s where Pallitus Health Partners comes in. You might be wondering, who is Pallitus Health? It’s the new name for Hosparus Health’s palliative care services. We’re part of the Hosparus family, but the services we provide are separate from the

Integrating behavioral health into end-of-life care

By Lisa King, PsyD According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) approximately 20 percent of the US population experiences symptoms of mental illness (mild to severe in nature). Around five percent of the US population suffer from a severe mental illness which is defined as “a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder resulting in serious

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