An Oklahoma nursing home faces a $1.3 million Immediate Jeopardy fine for failing to appropriately supervise a registered sex offender resident.
A federal appeals court recently upheld Immediate Jeopardy penalties against a North Carolina skilled nursing facility that it agreed did not respond adequately to a resident's inappropriate touching of other residents and staff.
Nursing homes that self-report compliance violations and quickly address them will see their fines cut in half, under a new final rule released Thursday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
What will we see in the assisted living world this year? The following are my best guesses, given ongoing conversations with assisted living communities across the country and seeing firsthand how the economy has forced change in census and staffing.