A family member must have an explicit right to waive a long-term care resident's right to a jury trial when signing an arbitration agreement, otherwise it cannot be enforced, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) blasted the three-day hospital stay rule during comments to providers Thursday, insisting it would be better to let physicians admit residents directly to skilled care facilities. He spoke during the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care's annual meeting near Washington.
Mid-Atlantic Health Care has earned the Gold Award in the Quality category of McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards for creating its own data system to improve the quality of care provided in its facilities.
Residents at a California senior living facility are facing off with state wildlife officials over a wild duck they've raised as a pet for the past two years.
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The Medicare payment system for skilled nursing facilities needs to be re-evaluated to weed out exploitative providers, a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General says.
Technology upgrades across ABHOW's Rosewood Senior Living campus in Bakersfield, CA, helped make maintenance and transportation more efficient, plus boosted resident use of Internet applications.
The more a skilled nursing facility treats residents with hip fractures, the better it becomes at helping seniors transition back into the community, a new study has found.
Increasing calcium intake doesn't improve seniors' bone health... Antipsychotics increase risk of death in people with Parkinson's psychosis... FDA approves new laser-based hearing aid
Morning Pointe Assisted Living, which operates 24 assisted living and memory care communities in the Southeastern U.S., met the demand for better Alzheimer's care programs with the development of Meaningful Day, a structured enrichment program is built around residents' biological rhythms and predictability.
The former administrator of a Georgia nursing home was sentenced this week for stealing more than $300,000 in disability payments from a resident.
A bill championed by business groups, state regulators and the health insurance industry to keep the definition for small group health plans at 50 or fewer employees was passed by the House this week.
A Canadian nursing home is facing scrutiny for what officials say is a bird-brained plan for destroying resident records: sending them to a chicken farm.
Bright light therapy reduces depression, agitation in dementia patients... Health Care REIT becomes Welltower today... Stem cell trial shows promise for curing age-related blindness
Charles E. Smith Life Communities won the Gold Award in the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards in the Dignity category for its use of this interactive memory care.
More than half of the world's population of adults over the age of 65, around 300 million people, aren't able to receive the critical long-term care they need, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.
A government complaint alleging HCR ManorCare overbilled Medicare for rehabilitation services is a viable cause of action under the False Claims Act, a judge has ruled.
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CMS announces new medication management model... Drug combo could help older adults with depression... Second-generation antipsychotics may work best for delirium
Colonial Park Care Center in Harrisburg, PA, uses the InTouch Telehealth Network to bring the expertise of physicians into its skilled nursing facility, helping to control costs and prevent avoidable hospital readmissions.