A nursing home arbitration agreement largely reserved the provider's rights to sue residents while limiting residents' legal options, causing it to fail a "mutual obligation" requirement, the Arkansas Supreme Court recently ruled .
GA puts controversial nursing home rate hike on hold ... Most Americans OK with gay couples in assisted living ... Commerce Dept: Healthcare revenue rebounded in Q2
A California nursing home has agreed to a $225,000 settlement over charges that it did not handle asbestos properly during a renovation, according to local news sources.
A New Jersey nursing home has agreed to a $75,000 settlement to resolve charges that it discriminated against a potential employee because of his deafness, federal authorities announced Monday.
DOJ launches elder abuse website with resources for working with victims ... CNA and her daughter stole $60,000 from nursing home resident, authorities charge
Nearly 50% of older adults need help with daily activities and long-term care system is falling short, analysis finds ... Single-dose flu drug safely alleviates symptoms in clinical trials ... Trial in nursing home case involving IL gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner set for Sept. 22 ... Nursing home owner tells jury he paid former CT governor through shady arrangement
Chronic constipation is highly prevalent in nursing homes and not well controlled, leading to a high likelihood that residents develop fecal impaction, according to findings from a first-of-its kind study.
Many residents of the Oskaloosa Care Center in southern Iowa used to be farmers. They're reminded of their past by the cornfield next to the nursing home — and, once a year, by a parade of antique tractors.
Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers
Gardening is magic. Gardening is mindfulness. Gardening is therapist, physician and personal trainer without spandex or a copay. And now researchers have confirmed that gardening can help nursing home patients suffering with dementia.
Q: You recently received the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. What are some of the biggest current obstacles to improving quality in long-term care?
Hospitals have been cast in a harsh light by long-term care advocates recently for allegedly over-using "observation stay" status. The practice can ultimately deny some patients subsequent Medicare coverage for nursing home admission.
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.
Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to recently published findings.
An affordable, easily implemented relaxation technique could improve nursing home residents' psychological well-being. It also could potentially boost their immune systems, according to recently published findings.
A leader in Congress has called for an evaluation of the nursing home five-star rating system in light of a recent New York Times article. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials brief his staff by Sept. 16. One area of concern is the heavy reliance on nursing homes' self-reported data about staffing levels and quality of care, which may not be regularly audited for accuracy, Cummings stated in his Aug. 26 letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
Marijuana compound slows Alzheimer's ... CBO: Medicare spending for 2014 will be $9 billion less than projected ... Former nursing home bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling $188,000 ... Lack of naturally occurring protein linked to dementia
Federal regulators should start collecting nursing home staffing information directly from payroll systems as soon as possible, members of the Congressional Seniors Task Force said in a letter to a top healthcare official Tuesday.
A nursing home's staffing patterns and admissions trends are among the most important factors driving residents' quality of life over time, according to recently published research findings.
Nursing home operator Ralex Services Inc. has agreed to a $2.2 million settlement in a whistleblower case involving forged documents at a facility in New Rochelle, New York.
OH Supreme Court hears case of woman who transferred property then paid for nursing home through Medicaid ... Nursing home video education project part of new $19 million round of NIH funding ... Researchers identify neuron issue leading to Alzheimer's sleep issues, may lead to new therapies
A New York-based long-term care company has agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with the state over practices at an adult day care location, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday.
A Mississippi nursing home did not violate the law by firing an aide who refused to pray the rosary with a resident, according to a recent appeals court ruling that overturned a nearly $70,000 verdict.
NY man suspected of trying to smother nursing home resident ... Medicare agency publishes QIO evaluation criteria ... TX nursing home deaths raise questions about mentally ill residents
Mild cognitive impairment quadruples risk of Alzheimer's ... UK health system testing antipsychotic medication patch ... Nursing home worker admits stealing from resident trust funds ... Genworth reviewing LTC insurance claims reserves
It has been said that we are the residue of our choices. If that's true, what should we make of the Supreme Court these days?
Nurses' efforts to be leaders in a national effort to improve long-term care showed how they can attain greater influence over healthcare policy, according to an article recently published in Geriatric Nursing.
The number of Americans 65 or older residing in a nursing home fell from 1.6 million to 1.3 million during the decade ending in 2010, according to a new federal report.
An Alabama nursing home faces a lawsuit for allegedly refusing to allow a Muslim employee to wear a hijab.
As never before, data collection and analytics have become part and parcel of long-term care. Even midsize and smaller operators are sifting through amazingly granular information to document strengths, address weaknesses and unearth new opportunities. It's all fantastic stuff.