Promoting quality care in long-term care settings is one of the top management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services in the next year, according to a report from the agency's Office of the Inspector General.
A small-town conflict over signage has pitted a New Hampshire nursing home against its neighbors -- and might suggest some larger trends in long-term care.
Nursing homes still account for the vast majority of long-term care services available in the United States despite policies meant to encourage home- and community-based care, according to a new government report. The first-ever "National Study of Long-Term Care Providers" includes data on the capacity and operational characteristics of providers, and information about the people cared for in these settings.
Police arrested a man in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife, who had dementia, and his sister, who was in a coma at a nursing home, authorities in Los Angeles announced Wednesday.
A Dallas skilled nursing facility went without power for days due to an apparent breakdown in communications with a utility company, according to local reports.
Theft or poor management from trust funds of nursing home patients is aided by a lack of regulations, according to a new USA TODAY report.
Nursing home residents who interacted with therapy-trained animals showed slower rates of cognitive impairment and lower depression, researchers say.
I experienced many crushing disappointments growing up. A trespassing fairy with a tooth fetish didn't leave a dime under my pillow? Ernie and Bert aren't brothers? Affordable healthcare isn't a right? But the worst was realizing I was too old to be a prodigy. There's an age limit, apparently, or maybe it's height or weight. Regardless, I didn't qualify.
NORTH CAROLINA — A citizen advocacy group called the N.C. Senior Tar Heel Legislature wants state lawmakers to address the number of certified nursing assistants in long-term care facilities.
A Pennsylvania nursing home has scored a victory for 14 of its residents, whose ballots were tossed in a Nov. 5 election.
People with dementia who are discharged from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility are less likely to be readmitted than those discharged to other settings, according to recently published research.
Nursing home workers would have to recertify their union representation after any major changes in staffing, if a newly proposed bill becomes law.
A former medical transport driver has been indicted for criminally negligent homicide related to the death of a nursing home resident, the New York Attorney General's office announced Friday.
Clinicians can use a new assessment to determine when an Alzheimer's patient is likely to need nursing home care, according to researchers based at Columbia University Medical Center.
Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson and some subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to settle claims that they inappropriately promoted antipsychotic drugs for use in nursing homes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The agreement is one the largest ever of its kind, and will also settle charges that the companies paid kickbacks to the nation's largest long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare.
A dispute about privacy appears to have led a nursing home resident to kill his roommate with a wheelchair leg rest, according to authorities in New York City.
Engagement with therapy animals slows down the progression of dementia symptoms in nursing home residents, according to a recently published study.
A federal district court in Connecticut has dismissed a case filed by more than a dozen beneficiaries who challenged Medicare's "three-day rule."
Seniors who are neurotic are more likely to receive care in a nursing home, according to research in The Milbank Quarterly.
The leader of the nation's largest nursing home association trumpeted gains made over the last three years but also exhorted members to press for more change.
When we at McKnight's host a special roundtable discussion, I look forward to getting to know the esteemed participants. Captains of the profession, they typically have evolved from nurses, business managers and doctors into C-suite inhabitants — extremely observant top executives, in fact.
A group of nursing home operators recently won a moral victory over the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services when a federal appeals court ruled the agency made Medicaid reimbursement cuts without considering the consequences.
Arbitration agreements in long-term care contracts are harming consumers and eroding the U.S. civil justice system, according to a prominent association of trial lawyers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it will seek restricted access to hydrocodone painkillers, prompting a concerned response from long-term care stakeholders.
Nursing homes will face survey citations for facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents, according to a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memorandum.
A nursing facility in Colorado might have to pay punitive damages because its maintenance supervisor put the wrong safety clip on a mechanical chair lift that malfunctioned and caused a resident's death, a federal court recently ruled.
Nearly 100 million Americans are not taking medications as prescribed, leading to unnecessary deaths, hospitalizations and nursing home admissions. This is creating an impending care crisis as the population ages, according to a new report from the National Council on Patient Information and Education.
Organizations that provide transportation, meals and other services to seniors who need home care are facing imminent service reductions due to the federal government shutdown, and this could mean increased nursing home admissions, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).
Using mobile devices as part of medication management reduces the number of adverse drug events in nursing homes, according to a survey of physicians.
Modest expansions of meal delivery programs could reduce the number of Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing homes, but such a plan would not be cost-effective in every state, according to newly published research.