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Nursing home star ratings haven't brought reduction in preventable hospitalizations, study finds

Nursing home star ratings haven't brought reduction in preventable hospitalizations, study finds

Nursing homes' publicly reported star ratings have increased substantially since the adoption of the Five-Star Quality Rating System. But there hasn't been a corresponding drop in preventable hospitalizations, according to a new study, and "teaching to the test" could possibly be a culprit.





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We often hear that ageism is one of the barriers facing long-term care residents these days. Turns out it's a barrier many employees may be up against as well.





The Brighter Side

It's never too early for Christmas at Texas nursing homes

It's never too early for Christmas at Texas nursing homes

Jo Alch knows Christmas is still months and months away. But that isn't stopping the Dallas woman from bringing Santa Claus, and a little warmth and joy, to local nursing homes this summer.

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Guest columns QAPI spells success for SNFs

QAPI spells success for SNFs

Guest columns Operators are not 'blasé' about negative stories

Operators are not 'blasé' about negative stories

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