State eyeing possible change to law that allows nursing homes to extract funds from residents' children
August 10, 2018
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State eyeing possible change to law that allows nursing homes to extract funds from residents' children
August 03, 2018
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North Dakota is looking at a possible change to a state law that allows nursing homes to obtain unpaid debts from residents' adult children.
Hospitals in bundled payment initiatives steering patients away from SNFs: study
August 07, 2018
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Hospitals participating in bundled payment efforts are actively reducing the use of skilled nursing care in their respective areas. That's one of the key takeaways from a new study out of the University of Pennsylvania, published Monday in Health Affairs.
CVS blames 'deteriorating' skilled care sector for poor Omnicare performance, $2.6 billion quarterly loss
August 09, 2018
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Pharmacy giant CVS Health posted a $2.56 billion loss for the most recent quarter and is blaming its lagging fortunes partly on the "deteriorating financial health of numerous skilled nursing facility customers."
Nurse turnover in LTC hits three-year low, new survey reveals
August 06, 2018
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For the first time in three years, nursing homes finally made progress in reducing nursing staff turnover, according to the industry's largest salary survey.
CNA program retains talent at 'record level' for one nursing home
August 08, 2018
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In a challenging labor market, one Missouri nursing home is bucking the trends, and retaining young local talent at a "record level."
Fast Forward
Countdown begins for AHCA/NCAL annual convention registration
August 10, 2018
The 69th annual convention and expo of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living takes place Oct. 7-10 in San Diego. Advance registration ends Sept. 21.
The Brighter Side
It's never too early for Christmas at Texas nursing homes
August 08, 2018
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Jo Alch knows Christmas is still months and months away. But that isn't stopping the Dallas woman from bringing Santa Claus, and a little warmth and joy, to local nursing homes this summer.