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Following freeze, wages are starting to thaw

Following freeze, wages are starting to thaw

Admins hit $93,000 while DONs surpass the $81,000 level

Pressure ulcers have been on the decline, agency reports

Providers caring for both long- and short-stay nursing home residents saw improvements in rates of pressure sores over most of the last decade, according to a recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The percentage of short-stay nursing home residents with pressure sores fell from 22.6% in 2000 to 18.9% in 2008, according to findings from the AHRQ report.

CDC distributes new norovirus guidelines

Thorough hand washing with soap and running water is a more proven method of preventing transmission of the norovirus than using alcohol-based and other hand sanitizing methods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ultrasound ineffective for treating difficult leg ulcers

Ultrasound ineffective for treating difficult leg ulcers

Advanced technological approaches to treating venous leg ulcers are no match for good quality nursing care and perhaps a few good jokes, new research suggests.

Facility closure requirement brings burdens for providers

A new rule authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act sharply amends the notification-of-closure period for nursing homes, and significantly increases the stakes for potential penalties for administrators.

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