Families For Better Care

Yet another report takes aim at nursing home staffing levels

Yet another report takes aim at nursing home staffing levels

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Seems like it is was only a few weeks ago that the New York Times was blasting the nursing home industry for playing fast and loose with staffing numbers. Now comes a state-by-state report card that essentially says chronic understaffing is undermining care.

The sweet irony of a nursing home report card

The sweet irony of a nursing home report card

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It's said that politics, among other things, makes for strange bedfellows. Add long-term care quality improvement efforts to the list.

Proposed law would mandate minimum direct care nurse hours

Proposed law would mandate minimum direct care nurse hours

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A bill that would establish a minimum direct care nurse staffing hours at Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities was introduced by an Illinois congresswoman last week.

Better staffing means better care, new nursing home state rankings suggest

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Staffing is a key factor in determining a nursing home's quality of care, according to new state-by-state analysis from advocacy group Families for Better Care.

Panel endorses quality measures of palliative and end-of-life care

The National Quality Forum voted to endorse 14 quality measures regarding palliative and end-of-life care for patients and their families. The quality measures focus on areas of care including pain management, weight loss and depression.

Resident advocates demand health insurance guarantee for LTC employees

Resident advocates demand health insurance guarantee for LTC employees

Twenty-four nursing home resident advocacy groups have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to require that nursing home owners provide health insurance to their employees.