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Senators urge tougher LTC survey process

Senators urge tougher LTC survey process

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it plans to focus more on quality improvement initiatives rather than stricter surveys, but that didn't stop a pair of veteran U.S. senators from calling for more stringent measures.

Additional nursing home inspection rules are not the answer

Additional nursing home inspection rules are not the answer

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Many skilled care operators struggle to keep up with a seemingly never-ending array of survey and certification regulations. If two lawmakers get their way, providers can look forward to a large heaping of additional rules.

Senators press for SNF survey changes in light of adverse events report

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The skilled nursing facility survey process is failing to ensure resident safety and needs to be improved, two prominent senators said in a recent letter to the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Help keep Holocaust survivors out of long-term care facilities, panelists urge Congressional lawmakers

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Strenuous efforts should be made to provide aging Holocaust survivors with home care, because institutional settings tend to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder for this group, experts told lawmakers at a recent hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Review targets stolen money

Review targets stolen money

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Leaders in the U.S. Senate have called for a government review of how nursing homes handle facility-managed trust funds.

Senate hearing seeks improvement in assisted living oversight

Improving oversight of assisted living facilities will be the hot topic at a hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging this afternoon. The "Ensuring quality and oversight in assisted living" hearing is a direct result of a media investigation that uncovered multiple violations at various assisted living facilities in Florida, allegedly resulting in deaths.

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