Innovation and Uncertainty: Nursing Home Providers Forge New Paths for a Post-Covid Era

As the Skilled Nursing News’ CLINICAL event in Washington D.C. came to a close last month, industry experts left with staffing concerns amid labor shortages and pending legislation on minimum staffing standards. However, operators also shared optimism over their innovations in corporate and clinical practices as they continued to confront higher acuity and tighter regulation. […]

RiverSpring Health CEO: COVID-19 Pandemic Will Affect Nursing Homes for ‘At Least Two Years’

While the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes may feel like a lifetime for staffers and family members, the CEO of a major non-profit provider in New York City warned that the challenges are only beginning. Daniel Reingold, chief executive of the Bronx, N.Y.-based RiverSpring Health, described the first eight weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, dating […]

RiverSpring CEO Talks Skilled Nursing as ‘Dinosaur’ and New York’s First CCRC

RiverSpring Health is working on New York City’s first continuing care retirement community (CCRC) as it expands beyond its Hebrew Home at Riverdale nursing facility. And CEO Daniel Reingold is optimistic about it — particularly as the skilled nursing industry convulses in a series of transformations. “It’s a dinosaur,” he told Skilled Nursing News of […]

Seniors Increasingly Open to Medical Marijuana Use

An overwhelming majority of older Americans support the use of marijuana as directed by a doctor — despite significant barriers to medically supervised cannabis in long-term care. About 80% of adults aged 50 to 80 told a team from the University of Michigan and AARP that they either strongly or somewhat support doctor-overseen pot use, […]

How SNFs Can Reduce the Stigma Around Legal Marijuana

Marijuana usage among the elderly has become a growing trend, as more and more states decriminalize the use of the substance — creating a delicate situation for many skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior living providers. To date, 29 states, including Washington, D.C., have legalized the medical use of marijuana, and California recently joined a […]

Former Long-Term Care Exec Bets on Cannabis Demand in Canadian SNFs

Bruce Dawson-Scully spent years in the long-term care development and operations business in Canada, first in his family business and then as an executive with Sienna Senior Living in Ontario. In 2013, when the country overhauled its medical marijuana laws to allow commercial production and sales for the first time, Dawson-Scully decided to help launch […]

Skilled Nursing Provider Creates a Buzz with Cannabis Program

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has a reputation for being a progressive skilled nursing facility, thanks to its stance and policies regarding sexual expression. Now, it’s taking a lead role on another controversial topic: medical marijuana. A non-profit organization, the Hebrew Home is part of the RiverSpring Health campus, which includes a variety of senior […]