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More talk about putting nursing homes out of business

More talk about putting nursing homes out of business

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Almost exactly two decades ago, we saw a huge push to move residents from nursing homes into home-based settings. But a funny thing happened once the number crunchers started doing the math. It soon became clear that such a shift would actually increase long-term care costs. Not surprisingly, the plan was given a quiet, decent burial

Tales of transition

Tales of transition

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It's hard not to be struck by the number of transitions that are occurring all over the place this time of the year. My refrigerator is plastered with birth announcements, wedding invitations, high school and graduation party invites, baby shower registries, new jobs, guest lists and vendor lists.

Obama administration has missed half of health law's legal deadlines, report claims

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The Department of Health and Human Services missed roughly half of its legal deadlines for implementing the Affordable Care Act, a new report from a right-leaning advocacy group asserts.

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

Federal nursing home-to-community transition program falling woefully short, researchers say

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A program meant to transition nursing home residents out of institutional care and into their own communities is not meeting projected transfer rates, a national analysis finds.

CNAs, home health aides in huge demand, but struggles ahead, experts warn

CNAs, home health aides in huge demand, but struggles ahead, experts warn

Certified nursing assistants and home health aides will continue to be in huge demand, but a lack of training and low pay could mean a labor crisis for nursing facilities, home health agencies and even hospitals, according to a joint report from Kaiser Health News and The Washington Post.

Affordable Care Act provides $4.3 billion to strengthen non-facility long-term care

Affordable Care Act provides $4.3 billion to strengthen non-facility long-term care

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act will provide additional funding to programs that help Medicaid beneficiaries move out of institutions—such as nursing homes—and into community set

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