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AG revives 'false advertising' fight against Golden Living

AG revives 'false advertising' fight against Golden Living

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has attempted to revive a lawsuit that claims nursing home giant Golden LivingCenters was guilty of "false advertising" for its services.

AG seeks to revive lawsuit against Golden LivingCenters in state Supreme Court

AG seeks to revive lawsuit against Golden LivingCenters in state Supreme Court

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has launched an attempt at reinstating a lawsuit against 25 Golden LivingCenters locations, arguing that leaving it dormant would have "unintended consequences" for the state's residents.

GoldenLiving Center chooses Reliant Home Choice

GoldenLiving Center - Dunwoody has chosen Reliant Home Choice for on-site dialysis.

Jackson joins AHCA

Jackson joins AHCA

Blair Jackson is the new vice president of public affairs at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

naviHealth and Golden Living partner

naviHealth and Golden Living announced a partnership last week to improve the patient care experience and reduce the cost of healthcare.

Salude to debut in July

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Golden Living has announced it will be operating a new transitional care and rehabilitation facility in Georgia called Salude. The facility will have 64 private rooms and will provide enhanced transitional rehab services for those who are recovering from cardiac, orthopedic, respiratory and other complex, short-term rehabilitation needs.

Providers embracing technology bring in honors in second Tech Awards program

Providers embracing technology bring in honors in second Tech Awards program

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The second annual McKnight's Long-Term Care News Excellence in Technology Awards begged the question: How can you compare to last year's storied winners?

Decision to uphold case against provider could resonate nationally

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The right for the administrator or administratrix of an estate to bring suit against an LTC provider was upheld in a recent case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Western District of Kentucky.

2013 Tech Awards winners announced

2013 Tech Awards winners announced

The second McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards, sponsored by McKesson, have been awarded. Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, as well as Certificates of Merit, were given in each of five categories. Here is a full list of the winners, with hotlinks to stories about each division.

Table talk: You have to listen to the right people

Table talk: You have to listen to the right people

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When we at McKnight's host a special roundtable discussion, I look forward to getting to know the esteemed participants. Captains of the profession, they typically have evolved from nurses, business managers and doctors into C-suite inhabitants — extremely observant top executives, in fact.

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

McKnight's Roundtable: Changes ahead

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Top long-term care officers tackled some of the field's main challenges, exchanged perspectives on new opportunities and shared ideas on what the future might hold.

Sullivan moves to COMS

Sullivan moves to COMS

Terry Sullivan, M.D., is the new chief medical officer at COMS.

Golden LivingCenter-Indianapolis uses AlixaRx system to reduce antipsychotics, earning the SNF a top McKnight's tech award

Golden LivingCenter-Indianapolis uses AlixaRx system to reduce antipsychotics, earning the SNF a top McKnight's tech award

From reducing off-label use of antipsychotics to better antibiotic stewardship, medication management is at the forefront of today's long-term care challenges. And Golden LivingCenter-Indianapolis is in the vanguard of facilities tackling this challenge in innovative ways. For this, the skilled nursing facility received top honors in the McKnight's Excellence in Technology awards.

Kindred shifts allegiance to Omnicare from PharMerica

Kindred shifts allegiance to Omnicare from PharMerica

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Kindred Healthcare will split with PharMerica and instead partner with Omnicare in 2014, marking a significant change in the landscape of long-term care pharmacy services providers.

AlixaRx continues to expand; parent gives capital infusion

AlixaRx continues to expand; parent gives capital infusion

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A pharmacy company on track to serve more than 400 healthcare facilities has received a $100 million investment from Fillmore Capital Partners, which owns Golden Living.

AlixaRx receives capital infusion

AlixaRx has received a $100 million investment from Fillmore Capital Partners and be spun off from Drumm Corp., the companies said Monday.

Golden Living to pay $600k but derides wound care charge

Golden Living to pay $600k but derides wound care charge

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Golden Living announced in January it reached a settlement totaling more than $613,000 with the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice and the state of Georgia.

CMS announces long-term care providers participating in bundled payments initiative

CMS announces long-term care providers participating in bundled payments initiative

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified more than 500 healthcare centers, including many skilled nursing facilities, that will be a part of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI).

7,000 Pennsylvania nursing home workers negotiating new contracts

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A 150-person negotiating committee representing nearly 7,000 Pennsylvania nursing home workers met on Tuesday with representatives of major operators such as Golden Living, Genesis HealthCare, Reliant Senior Care, Guardian Elder Care and Extendicare to begin working out new union contracts.

New pharmacy player has big plans

The parent company of Golden Living officially launched AlixaRx with predictions it could become a $250 million per year business within 18 months.

Sister-to-sister: A long-term care triple-play

Sister-to-sister: A long-term care triple-play

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One can meet a lot of interesting people at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living convention. It's rare that you find yourself, however, doing a triple take when talking to a female trio.

Plans for massive long-term care pharmacy provider unveiled; AlixaRx launches

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Executives tied to one of the nation's largest nursing home chains say a new institutional pharmacy model they unveiled this week could soon become the market's No. 3 player. The parent group of Golden Living officially launched AlixaRx this week with predictions it could become a $250 million per year business within 18 months.

Golden Living and Genesis facilities take top quality awards

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Two nursing homes in Wisconsin and Rhode Island have taken top honors in a national quality awards competition.

Therapy whistleblower suit allowed to proceed in MN

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An occupational therapy assistant will be able to move forward with a lawsuit against her former employer over what she says were fraudulent therapy claims.

Hospice provider fraudulently cycled patients through nursing homes, hospices, whistle-blower suit claims

Hospice provider fraudulently cycled patients through nursing homes, hospices, whistle-blower suit claims

Hospice company AseraCare allegedly defrauded Medicare by cycling beneficiaries through nursing homes and hospice care, according to a whistle-blower suit announced this week.

CellerateRX added to Golden Living's preferred products list

Nursing home giant Golden Living has added CellerateRX to preferred products list, according to an announcement from Wound Management Technologies. The product is used for the treatment of diabetic ulcers, cuts, scrapes, burns and blisters. The fast-acting gel works by delivering activated collagen to the treated area, which helps quicken healing times.

S&P downgrades nursing home ratings; SNFs lose jobs

S&P downgrades nursing home ratings; SNFs lose jobs

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has put all six of its rated for-profit nursing home operators on Credit Watch with a negative outlook.

Major nursing home chain launches 'unique' in-house pharmacy services

Major nursing home chain launches 'unique' in-house pharmacy services

Golden Living is rolling out a new in-house pharmacy service called Golden Clinical Rx Services, which the company says will add certified geriatric pharmacists to every clinical staff and an extra layer of protection against medication errors.

Long-term care providers applaud GAO's call for transparency

Long-term care providers applaud GAO's call for transparency

The nursing home chain Golden Living Thursday issued a statement praising a new report that found that a concentration of private-equity firms has been acquiring nursing homes over the last decade.