Long-term care providers should consider a "flat" crisis management approach that relies on a core group of staff members, experts advised Wednesday at the LeadingAge annual conference.
Nursing homes led by administrators and directors of nursing with higher levels of education and certification have better outcomes on some key quality measures, according to recently published findings.
A whistleblower can continue to pursue charges that a Nevada healthcare network routinely admitted people as hospital inpatients when they should have been placed in observation status, a federal appeals court recently ruled.
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The government is expanding its research into alternative therapy payments, to consider more holistic changes to the way Medicare reimburses skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.
» Brookdale Senior Living and real estate investment trust HCP have finalized a $1.2 billion joint venture, the firms announced. The new partnership will include 14 continuing care retirement communities in its portfolio. Under the deal, Brookdale and HCP have also amended leases on 202 HCP-owned senior housing communities previously owned by Emeritus Corporation.
Skilled care facilities officially tabbed "alternate care sites" may not be able to take on hospital patient overflow during disasters, according to a report that examines hospital disaster planning.
Genesis HealthCare and Skilled Healthcare Group will merge to create a single company with more than 500 facilities nationwide, the providers announced in late August.
ILLINOIS — Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new law making it easier for people to lodge complaints against nursing homes.
MAINE - The state's nursing homes will get their first Medicaid rate increase in six years after a breathtaking display of mid-summer political brinksmanship. But dark days still loom in a state beset with closures and an over-65 population ratio that's second only to Florida's.
KANSAS — The state no longer will publicly release survey results for nursing homes going through the informal dispute resolution process, the Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) recently announced. Long-term care associations and consumer advocacy groups have protested the new system, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported.