LTC Today

Fall/Winter 2021 CoverIHCA’s bi-annual magazine, LTC Today, is a path of information for members of IHCA and others interested in the long term care profession. Each issue covers a variety of topics, including the latest in technology, products, member accomplishments, future trends in the long term care industry, facility profiles and much more.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Are Facing A Staffing Crisis
How Seniors Can Beneift From Adopting An Exercise Regime
Panemic-Fueled Staffing Shortages Are Threatning Nursing Homes
Why Use Of The R-Word Needs To Stop

Easy Dietitian-Recommended Advice for Feeding Seniors
Artificial Intelligience Aids Long Term Care Hiring
Pandemic, Worker Shortage Pose Major Challenges to LTC Industry
Defeating Misinformation is Key in Ending the Pandemic
Covid Keeps Delivering Lessons About Health Care Worker Burnout
The Importance of CNAs in Long Term Care
Who Should Get the Covid Vaccine
The Looming Task of Maintaing and Supporting Staff
What the First Hands-Free Shoe Means for the Disability Community
The Importance of Telehealth for Vulnerable Populations: The Crisis and Beyond
Safety Measures at Assisted Living Communities
Getting A Flu Shot This Year Is More Important Than Ever Because of COVID-19
Cooking May Fill The Stomach, But Caring Fills The Soul 
Video Games Show Potential in Improving Key Aspects of Memory in Older Adults

Surving the Coronavirus: What You Should Know and How Impacts You
Tips to Ensure Your Residents Mental Health Needs Are Met During the COVID Pandemic
How to Stay Well in Hot Weather
Person-Centered Care and Why It's Important to Long Term Care
Hydration Tips for Seniors
Archived LTC Today Issues

Fall/Winter 2019
New Legislative/Regulatory Liaison Joins the IHCA Team
Jaclyn O'Keefe of Gardant Management Solutions Named NCAL Administrator of the Year
Winter Health Concerns in the Elderly
Legacy Healthcare Leader Recognized by New Program

Spring/Summer 2019
IHCA Joins Multi-State Initiative for Workforce Development
IHCA Illiniois Leaders Program Class of 2019
Thereapy Dog Brings Smiles to Alpine Fireside Residents
Director of Nursing: A Culture Leader
IHCA Hosts 7th Annual Public Policy Forum

Fall Winter 2018

IHCA Presents a New Class of Long Term Care Leaders
Nurse Burnout in Long Term Care
IHCA Presents Award for Excellence 
IHCA Member Centers Recognized for Quality Care
Illinois Center for Assisted Living Launches Art Program 

Spring/Summer 2018
Accurate Biometrics Offers IHCA Members Fingerprinting Services at Exclusive Rates
IHCA/ICAL Launches New AL/SLF Directors Certificate Program
IHCA Members Save on Resident Medications with Prescription Cost Management
IHCA Names New Executive Director, Matt Hartman
Reducing the Risk of Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease
The Center Offers ID/DD Providers Key Supports and Services within the Legislative and Regulatory Arenas
The Status of Medicaid Pendings in Illinois
Fall/Winter 2017
IHCA Members Awarded Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award
IHCA Elects New Board Officers
IHCA Introduces New Excellence Award for Long Term Care Centers
National Assisted Living Week Celebrates Life in Assisted Living Communities
IHCA Convention and Expo Explores Quality: The Ultimate Frontier
Alisha Heyen Chosen as AHCA/NCAL Future Leader 

Spring/Summer 2017
The Medina Nursing Home Angels
IHCA Illinois Leaders Program - Class of 2017
Improving Wound Care Through Technology
LTCNA Offers Nurses Interactive Training Option
Hancock County Senior Services Unveils SLF Expansion
IHCA’S Preferred Vendor Program
Fall/Winter 2016
IHCA Member Centers Receive AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards
CNA Sharon Rigler Honored for Contributions to Long Term Care
Molly Carpenter Chosen as an AHCA/NCAL Future Leader
IHCA Convention and Expo Honors Superheroes in Long Term Care
IHCA Says Goodbye to Board Members, Welcomes New Faces
Long Term Care Is All Abuzz Over QAPI
The National Association of Health Care Assistants

Spring/Summer 2016
Illinois Health Care Association Launches Illinois Leaders Program
Busy Boxes Give Alzheimer ’s and Dementia Residents Something to Smile About
Payroll Based Journal Reporting
The Long Term Care Nurses Association
ICD-10: So You Think the Dust Has Settled…
Memory Care Houses at Hancock Village
Welcome to the New Resthave Home of Whiteside County
IHCA 65th Annual Convention & Expo
IHCA Appoints New PAC Chairman
A Note From IHCA’s New Development Director
IHCA Welcomes New Preferred Vendor My Innerview

Spring/Summer 2015
IHCA Member Centers Recognized by AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program
Reducing the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes
Drug Disposal in the Long Term Care Setting
Burgess Square Presents Poster at AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium
In Memory: Dean Sweitzer