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Study: Inpatient rehab shows no advantage over at-home therapy

Study: Inpatient rehab shows no advantage over at-home therapy

Inpatient rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery provides no advantage over at-home therapy in terms of mobility, recovery and pain management, according to new study findings. Researchers also reported finding little difference in two-year outcomes among patients who were sent to a nursing home or a standard inpatient rehab center.

Nursing home liable in overdose death of employee, lawsuit claims

A California nursing home owner should be held liable in the drug overdose death of its long-time dietary supervisor because it failed to properly supervise the destruction of narcotics or maintain logs required by law, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

False Claims Act suit could affect CMS overpayment rule

A complex argument over how to identify Medicaid overpayments could be why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services postponed its pending rule on waiting periods for overpayment resolution, a Washington, DC, lawyer said Thursday.

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2014 a banner year for senior living providers; top lists released

Senior living providers had a remarkably positive 2014, marked by record investments and acquisitions, growing occupancy rates and swelling demand, according to the annual analysis of the largest senior living providers by the Assisted Living Federation of America.

Company News

Kindred deal lands Gentiva

Kindred Healthcare has completed its purchase of Gentiva Health Services in a deal valued at $1.8 billion, including assumed debt.

Brookdale encounters a new problem: separation anxiety

Brookdale encounters a new problem: separation anxiety

Embattled Brookdale Senior Living is being asked by a major shareholder to spin off its real estate holdings and revamp its governance board.

BusinessBriefs for February 2015

» Senior Housing Properties Trust will buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., including assumption of debt. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. The communities encompass 3,466 total living units. This includes 826 independent living units, 1,860 assisted living units, 744 memory care units and 36 skilled nursing beds.

State News

State News for March 2015

State News for March 2015

ARKANSAS — A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family.

State News for February 2015

State News for February 2015

MASSACHUSETTS — Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the concept of palliative care has become more prominent in the national conversation about the end of life. Now these conversations are mandated for Bay State nursing homes, hospitals and other providers.

State News for January 2015

State News for January 2015

NEW JERSEY — Lawmakers here will soon debate the merits of a bill that would require the state to pay facilities up to half of the money owed for uncompensated care for residents whose Medicaid applications remain mired in limbo after three months.