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My recent interview with Jim Berklan, Editor at McKnight's (arguably, the most prestigious online resource for the healthcare profession), is featured on their pages this morning!!!

Read the fantastic article and my interview by clicking on the image below or on this link.

We are so, so proud!!

Our good friends at just published my latest article on a very important topic!

Generally, in-patient rehab in a skilled nursing facility revolves around the 3 disciplines of therapy which is vital not only in the healing process, but also necessary, in order to establish a viable payor source under Medicare guidelines and regulations.

Pharmacology plays an important role in the clinical protocol for every patient, since there will often be a correlation between the drugs a patient is receiving and the patients ability to progress in therapy.

Read the full article here.

Sunday, 01 November 2015 15:17

Regency Nursing Centers On Film

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I archived this Regency Video from some time ago.


Check it out on our YouTube Channel!


Thursday, 29 October 2015 18:36

Senior Depression

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My important article published by our good friends at is as important today, as it was when it was first published.


Check it out:



We are very, very, excited!

We are rolling out our new Regency YouTube Channel, where you will find many Regency videos for your viewing pleasure.

In the very near future we will begin several new, associated projects, all of which will be featured on our YouTube Channel.

  1. Facility Virtual Tours. You will already be able to view our samples on the Channel. We are in the midst of producing the final renderings, which will be available very soon.
  2. We will be conducting regular videos interviews with our dedicated Doctors, staff and employees at each of our facilities. They will describe their personal joy regarding what it means to wear the “Regency Pinstripes” and about what makes our Regency Family so special! In their own words, you will see our legendary care and compassion come to life!
  3. We will be interviewing our Physicians and other professionals and medical practitioners on healthcare trends and initiatives.
  4. We will film special Regency events and activities with our residents and families!

Stay Tuned and we hope you will subscribe to our Channel!

See you on YouTube!!




Wednesday, October 14


Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 PM 

Category: Seniors


AARP DRIVING COURSE: Two evening, 3 hour session, October 14 and15, 2015, 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Light dinner provided. Course is $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members, to be paid to AARP the evening of the course.

MARIE BARNES, EMAIL INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION, NAME, PHONE AND EMAIL TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OR CALL, 732-995-3934.



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Friday, 02 October 2015 18:07

The Only Thing To Fear Is Fear Itself!

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This morning, I responded to a question posed by a family member on the Q&A Forum on A Place Form

As you know, I am one of their featured experts and contributors, and as with our efforts across all of our partner websites, our mandate is always to educate and empower!

The question posed, is as follows:

How can I take care of mom without compromising her dignity?

“In so many ways she is like a child, she needs help with almost everything. I’ve never been able to shake the feeling that the normal her is still insider her brain somewhere and I don’t want to humiliate that part of her.”

Here was my response to her on the forum:

“The Only Thing to Fear, is Fear Itself”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Truer words were never spoken.

Fear in all of its permutations and manifestations is debilitating to both the body and spirit. When such fear is acute, it is even more crushing.

However, one positive and often unintended consequence is when it provides the impetus for personal introspection and growth.

I meet with plenty of families who are fearful. In fact, almost every family experiences some level of trepidation before placing a loved one in a nursing home.

They fear the unknown and they fear the fear itself!

This is completely normal.

Know that your Mom is still there and you are still the daughter who loves her to pieces. You cannot humiliate your Mom, but to simply love her unconditionally, while realizing that she is compromised and that it is not her fault or yours.

Love conquers all!




How would you have responded?

A testimonial like this one (published today on Google), rewards our incredible efforts and dedication!


We are touched!


Take a look at the snapshot below:


Those who read my articles and blog know how proud I am of our organization and the respect we command (rightfully so) in the Healthcare community and beyond.

Our Founder and President, Mr. David Gross, is an industry visionary and trailblazer for over 25 years.

He has been invited by elected officials, members of both Houses of Congress and The United States President himself, to attend critical conferences and symposiums in order to share his valuable insight and input regarding Healthcare initiatives and reforms.

I recently blogged here about an event hosted by President Obama at the White House, with Mr. Gross in attendance (he received a personal invitation from the President).

Mr. Gross doesn't talk much about these exceptional occasions, nor does he highlight  his distinctions, recognitions and accomplishments.

So I will!

Just a few weeks ago, noted NJ Congressman, Rep. Bill Pascrelll (Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health and Committee on The Budget) personally invited Mr. Gross to participate in (and to address) a special Healthcare Advisory Meeting regarding The Afforable Care Act and other pressing Healthcare related issues.

I got my hands on the letter.

See below.

So am I proud?

Yes, extremely.


Monday, 31 August 2015 20:12

How Income Trusts / 'Miller Trusts' Work

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Income trusts are created for the specific and expressed purpose of helping the individual qualify for Medicaid under his/her specific State mandated criteria.


This trust is especially helpful and, indeed, vital in states that have a set income limit for qualifying for Medicaid. Sometimes referred to as Qualifying Income Trusts, or “Miller Trusts” (based upon a singular court case with the same name), they are used when a Medicaid applicant has income in excess of the required cap and is therefore not eligible for Medicaid, yet concurrently unable to pay privately for nursing home care.



How the Income Trust Works



With an income trust, a significant portion of the money that comes through the trust goes right back out to pay Medicaid for part of the expenses associated with the plan of care.


It bears mentioning that a qualified income trust doesn’t protect income for the Medicare applicant, however without such an income trust the applicant wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid altogether.


For example, if a Medicaid applicant gets a Social Security check for $2,800 but the income cap is $2,100, the applicant wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid. But if the Social Security check is direct-deposited into an income trust, the applicant will qualify for Medicaid, even though much of the $2,800 will be used to pay the applicant’s portion of cost for long-term care.


It is also important to note that Medicaid includes and incorporates gross income into their eligibility criteria, which includes the Medicare Part B premium (typically deducted from the individual’s Social Security checks.)

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