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Regulation, limited resources and an ever growing need. You hear these issues in the news every day and it can weigh you down. At Consonus, we inform you on industry news but we also share feel-good stories that might not make headlines. After all, this is a people business.


AHCA/NCAL: “Care For Our Seniors Act”

Why It’s Time to Transform America’s Nursing Homes The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated long-standing challenges impacting the long term care profession. The sector is dedicated to learning from this […]

Win the Workforce Toolkit

Win the Workforce Strategies to source, recruit and retain staff during a workforce crisis. As we attempt to make our way out of a global pandemic, and arguably one of […]

COVID-19 Pharmacy Updates

Ongoing COVID-19 Pharmacy updates, support, tools, and best practices to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in senior care facilities. July 25, 2022 FAQ Tuesday! As a trusted advisor and partner, […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources All in One Place Since the COVID-19 vaccine became available in December of 2020, Consonus Pharmacy has been hard at work, hosting vaccination clinics, setting up the […]

Reasons to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

If the COVID-19 vaccine works for others, why do people care if I get one or not? We know vaccines are often a personal choice. We also know the COVID-19 […]

Vaccine Continuity Plan

Achieve a high vaccine participation rate by implementing a vaccine continuity plan Don’t wait! Get your plan in place today. COVID-19 vaccine clinics are complete. You may have reached a […]

Better Together - Consonus & Community Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy joins the Consonus Healthcare family of services. This strategic alliance between two of the most experienced and innovative independent pharmacies in the nation will result in expanded services […]

Consonus Healthcare and Community Pharmacy Unite

National Leaders in COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign for Long Term Care, Unite; Consonus Healthcare, Community Pharmacy Expand Services for Safer Prescription Use, Fewer Hospitalizations, Greater Efficiencies At Senior Living Centers Long […]

OPB: "COVID-19 Good News"

First Doses of Vaccine Have Reached Almost All Oregonians in Long-Term Care Oregon reached a monumental milestone last week in the fight against COVID-19, first doses of the vaccine have […]

KGW: "Pharmacy Vaccination Appointments"

Marquis and its subsidiary Consonus Pharmacy were part of the joint effort with Walgreens and CVS to vaccinate senior living communities in Oregon and Washington. Consonus is about to wrap […]

Vaccination Participation Rate Success

Far Outpacing New National CDC Numbers On Vaccination Participation, Marquis Senior Living Centers Vaccinate 90 Percent Of Residents, 82 Percent Of Staff––Finishing Weeks Ahead Of Other Providers With Most of […]

What Does the Future Hold for LTC Post-vaccine?

Webinar Education Opportunity What: “What does the future hold for LTC post-vaccine?” Who: Presented by Phil Fogg, CEO of Consonus Healthcare and Marquis Companies. Hosted by McKnight’s Long Term Care News. […]

KPTV: "COVID-19 Vaccine Second Doses"

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – As the Oregon Health Authority works to increase the pace of vaccinations around the state, we’re seeing more people also getting their second round of the vaccine. […]

KGW: "Senior Center Starts Round Two"

KGW reports what you need to know about Coronavirus right now. Consonus Pharmacy is one of seven non-retail pharmacies in the country approved to give vaccines to seniors in long […]

COVID-19 General Updates

COVID-19 Updates and Resources: Ongoing support, tools, and best practices to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in senior care facilities.  February 25, 2021 Vaccines do not save lives, vaccinations do. […]

KEZI: "Seniors Next for COVID19 Vaccine"

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced that Consonus Pharmacy will be giving out COVID-19 vaccines to long term care residents and staff this week across Oregon. Find out who gets […]

KOIN: "Senior Care Facilities Getting Vaccines"

Senior care facilities in Oregon started receiving the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. These facilities are among the first in the nation to receive the vaccine. Consonus Pharmacy is one of […]

KPTV: "Vaccines in Long Term Care"

COVID-19 vaccines in long term care start next week. The vaccinations will begin Monday at three of 120 facilities serviced by Consonus Pharmacy in Oregon. Phil Fogg, CEO of Marquis […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Media Toolkit

A toolkit to get you started Today, we are filled with hope as the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being administered in skilled nursing facilities around the nation. […]

The Vaccine Campaign of Our Lifetime

The Vaccine Campaign of Our Lifetime Oregon’s Governor And The Oregon Health Care Association Partner With Consonus Pharmacy To Bring The First COVID-19 Vaccines To Seniors And Staff In Senior […]

2020 Thanksgiving - Stay Small to Stay Safe

Small Sacrifices Prevent Tragedies In a recent CNN report, AHCA President and CEO Mark Parkinson discussed record nursing home cases due to community spread. As we head into the holiday […]

Newsweek: "America's Best Nursing Homes 2021"

Newsweek partnered with respected global data research from Statista to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes, providing information and insights to help readers understand their options at a very […]

Preparing for a COVID-19 Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine is on the minds of many senior care providers. Operation Warp Speed is the Center for Disease Control’s federal vaccine acceleration program to bring a COVID-19 vaccination to […]

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

In late August CMS released new guidance for nursing homes to aid in our efforts to keep COVID-19 from spreading to residents and front-line staff. Parameters surrounding surveillance testing, enhanced […]

Relationships Matter More

At Consonus, relationships matter more This challenging year has reminded us about the importance of community and connection. Our worlds have shrunk and great relationships matter more. Shared values and […]

Three Actions to Help Fight the Flu

Flu prevention is more important this year due to the heightened risk of the COVID-19 virus. This double threat makes it critical to fight the flu. FACT: Influenza (flu) is […]

Consonus Pharmacy: Your Proven Partner

Who is Consonus Pharmacy? Why are they the best partner during the COVID-19 crisis? Consonus Pharmacy is an independent long-term care pharmacy providing unique clinical benefits to seniors residing in […]

Consonus Rehab: Your Proven Partner

Who is Consonus Rehab? Why are they the best partner during the COVID-19 crisis? Consonus Rehab is a contract therapy company that focuses on making your residents and your business […]

COVID-19 Resources

At Consonus, we believe in honesty and transparency. We believe in learning from one another and partnering together. We believe in bringing forward actionable information. With Marquis Companies, a post-acute […]

Ancillary Providers Scorecard

How have your ancillary providers partnered with you during the COVID-19 crisis? Ancillary providers should be your partner during good times and challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the […]

COVID-19 Rehab Updates

Ongoing COVID-19 Rehab updates, support, tools, and best practices to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in senior care facilities. September 11, 2020 Six proven tips for navigating the COVID-19 and […]

PointClickCare Acquires Co-Pilot Analytics Solution

PointClickCare Strengthens Analytics Portfolio to Expand Access to Critical Data Insights for Senior Care Providers MISSISSAUGA, ON – May 5, 2020 – PointClickCare Technologies Inc., the leader in cloud-based software technology […]

COVID-19 Communication Guide

At Consonus, we believe in honesty and transparency. Communication with staff, residents, and responsible parties during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. It’s imperative that they learn about COVID changes in […]

Celebrating #HealthcareHeroes

Here’s to the Heroes Day after day, night after night, you walk through the doors of senior care campuses across the nation, ready for service. Only one word does you […]

COVID-19 Financial Impact Analysis

All senior care organizations are being affected by COVID-19, at varying degrees. The financial impact is tangible. We created an example pro forma under three different facility scenarios and provided […]

Support #HealthcareHeroes

“Our healthcare workers have been nothing short of heroes”. Phil Fogg, CEO of Marquis Companies and Consonus Healthcare shares a new way you can support Healthcare Heroes who are working […]

#SendSeniorsLove, #VirtuallyVital

As we all take this journey together through the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you have asked what you can do to help support and raise the spirits of facility staff, […]

COVID-19 Sample Signage

Marquis Companies, a post acute provider, as our parent, we are able to share proven best practices and resources with our customers. As the COVID-19 crisis ramps up, the need […]

PPD Calcuator Resource

PDPM has been in effect since October 1, 2019. If you don’t know how this is going to affect your organization financially, it starts by knowing what your Medicare Revenue […]

Reducing Readmissions: Pharmacist Interventions

Approximately 20% of patients discharged from a hospital experience post-discharge adverse events. Two-thirds of these adverse events are medication-related and nearly one-third are serious or life-threatening, often resulting in rehospitalization. […]

Are You Ready for PHASE 3 OF RoP?

RoP Phase 1 and 2 have been issued, and we’re starting to see their effect in survey results. Phase 3 is coming on November 28, 2019. There are new & […]

Consonus Healthcare Launches "PDPM 2U"

PORTLAND, Ore. –  April 4, 2019 – Consonus Healthcare, a post acute consulting, rehab, pharmacy and data analytics company, announced the launch of its “PDPM 2U” program today for partner […]

McKnight's: "Executive Decisions: Destiny in Hand"

Provider-owned Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) are one of the newest waves in long-term care. Consonus Healthcare and Marquis Companies CFO, Steve Fogg, recently spoke with McKnight’s Editor James M. Berklan […]

KPTV: "WWII Veterans Take Flight"

KPTV reports as WWII veterans step back in time and into the cockpit of a vintage aircraft. This special event included a powerful message of gratitude.

Wilsonville Spokesman: "A Flight to Remember"

Wilsonville WWll veterans honored at Vital Life Foundation event; on vet rides in vintage military plane. Wilsonville residents Ed Johann and Frank Walsh’s most visceral experiences from World War II […]

Dear CMS: We Have Questions Regarding PDPM

On May 8, CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2019 SNF Proposed Rule. Since then, Consonus Leadership has been reviewing, pondering and ultimately questioning the Proposed Rule’s content. Comments were due back […]

Preparing for RoP

The Long-Term Care (LTC) industry is just five months into phase 2 of the consolidated Medicare and Medicaid Requirements of Participation (RoP) for LTC Facilities. Phase 1 began on November […]

KTNV: “Scale the Strat 2018”

KTNV Las Vegas: Ally Few, an Occupational Therapist at Marquis Centennial Hills in Las Vegas, was recently featured on KTNV-TV to tell her story about why she’s participating in Scale […]

Top 5 Keys to Winning Managed Care

An interview with Steve Fogg, Consonus Healthcare’s chief financial officer That’s a pretty bold phrase—winning managed care. Sounds a bit presumptuous, kind of like winning gravity. After all, managed care […]

KATU: “Vets Fly in WWII-era Biplanes”

This August, The Vital Life Foundation hosted the Spirit of ’45 Event, where over 60 veterans were honored. As a part of this celebration, Ageless Aviation took veterans on 30 […]

Vital Life Foundation Annual Report 2016

For the Vital Life Foundation, 2016 had all the elements of a blockbuster movie—minus the over-priced Milk Duds. It offered an engaging plot with radiant star power. Heroic journeys and […]

QAPI - Are You Ready?

“There’s only a few months left,” says Patti Garibaldi, director of clinical consulting at Consonus, with a tone of urgency in her voice.  “After November 27, 2017, you will need […]

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

Even though Congressional efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed famously last month, it’s not a matter of if the law will change, but when. As […]

Teri Ferreira Named Rodney D. Shafer Award Winner

The Washington State Pharmacy Association recently announced that Teri Ferreira was named the winner of their Rodney D. Shafer Award. Teri, the General Manager for Consonus Healthcare, lead Long Term Care […]

Vital Life Foundation Annual Report

For the Vital Life Foundation, 2015 was a celebration of extraordinary teamwork—and the unprecedented achievements it inspired. Nearly $1 million was raised by 1,820 donors—the most of both, ever. Volunteers […]

Consonus Healthcare Launches ‘Co-Pilot’

Co-Pilot Uses Analytics to Create Actionable Plans in the Face of Changing Reimbursement Models MILWAUKIE, Ore. – January 7, 2015 – Consonus Healthcare announced today the launch of its newest […]

Take to the Skies

Local Hillsboro resident and retired Marine Corps Colonel and Pilot, Bill Chase, took to the air once again as his wish to fly a helicopter again was granted by the Vital […]