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Nursing home liable in overdose death of employee, lawsuit claims

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A California nursing home owner should be held liable in the drug overdose death of its long-time dietary supervisor because it failed to properly supervise the destruction of narcotics or maintain logs required by law, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Analysts: Small-business employee insurance down but reform should help

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Fewer small-business employees, especially those earning low wages, were offered health insurance in 2010, or could afford it, an analysis finds.

Looming employee insurance mandate could be a lose-lose

Looming employee insurance mandate could be a lose-lose

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Staffing has always been a major challenge in the seniors housing and care sector. And a new health insurance requirement scheduled to take effect in less than 16 months could worsen the problem.

CMS issues first round of grants for nursing home background checks

Six states are set to share in $14 million in grants for creating comprehensive, streamlined background check systems for long-term care employees.

Funding available for nursing home employee background check systems

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Thursday began accepting grant applications from states to establish systems for background checks for potential long-term care employees.