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Questionable tactic led to 'novel' lawsuit against nursing homes, NYTimes claims

Questionable tactic led to 'novel' lawsuit against nursing homes, NYTimes claims

A "novel" lawsuit is based on the idea that poor care can be inferred from nursing home staffing levels, The New York Times reported in a front-page article Friday. The suit can be traced to a questionable tactic used by plaintiffs' attorneys, the newspaper claimed.

Assisted living company to pay $40,000 to settle charges that it retaliated against employee

A senior living operator has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle charges that it retaliated against an employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Friday.

Nursing ranks as most ethical profession for 13th straight year, Gallup poll shows

For the 13th consecutive year, nurses have been named the most honest and ethical workers in the United States in a national poll, Gallup announced Friday.

Also in the news for Dec. 22, 2014 . . .

Standing on one leg can help predict dementia and stroke risk, researchers say ... MedPAC moves to recommend site-neutral payments ... Man gets 51-month sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities ... Promising Alzheimer's drug trial fails

Report: Managed care reaches 'tipping point'

Report: Managed care reaches 'tipping point'

Medicaid managed care may have reached a "tipping point" in 2014, with the number of managed care beneficiaries swelling while fee-for-service enrollment actually dropped, according to a recently released report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Company News

BusinessBriefs for December 2014

» Omega Healthcare Investors is poised to own nearly 875 skilled nursing properties across 41 states, following its merger with Aviv REIT in a $3 billion deal announced in November. The all-stock deal will create the nation's "premier publicly traded pure-play skilled nursing facility real estate investment trust," the companies stated in joint press releases. The combination of the powerhouse REITs is just the latest mega-deal in the long-term care sector.

Occupancy passes 90%

Seniors housing stock enjoyed occupancy rates above 90% in the third quarter, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care announced. Occupancy is up 3.4% since the cyclical low of 86.9% seen in the first quarter of 2010.

Nonprofits need to examine core services, says chairman

Nonprofits need to examine core services, says chairman

Nonprofit long-term care providers must work together to address alarming trends, or their market share could plummet, LeadingAge Chairman David Gehm told association members.

State News

State News for December 2014

State News for December 2014

FLORIDA - A nursing home building boom may be on the horizon following the end of a 12-year moratorium.

State news for November 2014

State news for November 2014

MISSISSIPPI — Postal inspectors allege nursing home employees here and in California may have unwittingly referred families and residents seeking help with Medicaid and veterans' benefits to an individual who allegedly filed troublesome paperwork and defrauded others of hundreds of thousands of dollars in what they described as a sophisticated Ponzi scheme.

State News for October 2014

State News for October 2014

ILLINOIS — Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new law making it easier for people to lodge complaints against nursing homes.