Elizabeth Leis Newman

Elizabeth Leis Newman

Senior Editor

Elizabeth Newman is the senior editor at McKnight's Long-Term Care News. She was previously the Editorial Manager at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, and is a former newspaper reporter. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three cats.

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'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home - a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork - can cause major headaches in care transitions, a geriatrician warned in a webinar Thursday. "The most minute things can ruin a good transition," said James Lett II, M.D., a geriatrician and past president of the American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Close to 1,000 nursing home investigation complaints in LA open for more than 2 years, audit finds

A lack of oversight into nursing home investigations in Los Angeles County has caused a backlog of thousands of complaints, including 945 complaints that have been open for more than two years, according to an audit from the Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller.

Strippers hired at NY nursing home, violated resident's rights, lawsuit alleges

The son of a nursing home resident says he found a photo of a male stripper gyrating above his 86-year-old mother, and was told it reflected part of an "entertainment event" for residents. That has led to a lawsuit against East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Bablyon, NY.

OIG changes its mind on referral services discounts

OIG changes its mind on referral services discounts

Providers cannot use an online service that involves money for referrals within its network, federal regulars now say, reversing course on an advisory opinion issued three years ago. The edict came from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

Connecticut, New York top sites with most expensive private nursing home room

Operators in two regional areas in Connecticut as well as two areas in New York are among those with the highest charges in the country for a private nursing home room, according to a new study from New York Life.

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