National Center For Health Statistics

75% of nursing home residents are incontinent, care costs reach $5 billion annually, government report shows

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High incontinence rates among nursing home residents create emotional and financial burdens, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.

First-ever CDC report: Nursing homes provide most long-term care nationwide, alternative settings gain ground in the West

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Nursing homes still account for the vast majority of long-term care services available in the United States despite policies meant to encourage home- and community-based care, according to a new government report. The first-ever "National Study of Long-Term Care Providers" includes data on the capacity and operational characteristics of providers, and information about the people cared for in these settings.

Federal rules will come to assisted living

Federal rules will come to assisted living

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If you ever want to get an assisted living operator's blood boiling, ask how the plans for federal oversight are coming along. You'd be better off asking a less insulting question, like how that person became so fat and ugly.