Transfers

Lawmakers demand better adherence to Medicaid's eligibility and asset transfer rules

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Two federal lawmakers are calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to crack down on states that don't enforce eligibility and asset-transfer regulations.

Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study

Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study

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Outmoded methods of communication between caregivers may be responsible for significant amounts of wasted time during shifts, resulting in inefficient patient transfers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue each year, according to a new survey.

New career path?

New career path?

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How many of you will agree with me that we never fully turn off the internal therapist mode when we're in public, outside of work hours?

Nursing home robots could come soon, if Japanese government funding pays off

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The government of Japan will fund the development of four different kinds of robots that could perform essential tasks in nursing homes, the Japan Daily Press reported Monday.

Home (safety) for the holidays

Home (safety) for the holidays

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It's hard to believe the holidays are already here. As I have frantically baked cookies, mailed holiday cards and waited in long lines for the perfect gift, I couldn't help but people-watch. I've encountered my share of fellow shoppers that should be posted on various websites for their holiday spirit, or lack thereof.

Report: Nurses continue to battle workplace-related pain; worker safety efforts have improved

Roughly 80% of nurses continue to work through neck, back and shoulder pain acquired on the job, according to a survey.

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

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It's that time of year again, the when our hospitals and nursing facilities start to fill up with patients suffering from new fractures, falls, pneumonia and other cardio-pulmonary diseases. However, have we ever thought to provide additional therapy services to our residents (and their family members) who plan to go out for the holidays?

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Injury rates among nursing home workers are alarmingly high, labor report finds

Nursing home workers are accidentally injured on the job at a higher rate than workers in other sectors, including construction, manufacturing and mining, according to new Labor Department statistics.

Hospitalization for Medicare patients often leads to nursing home, study finds

Hospitalization for Medicare patients often leads to nursing home, study finds

Medicare beneficiaries who are hospitalized for acute-care treatment, including a stroke or hip fracture, are at an "extremely high risk" for needing long-term care in a nursing home, a new study finds.

Nursing homes transferring advanced dementia residents to hospitals for questionable reasons, study suggests

Nursing homes transferring advanced dementia residents to hospitals for questionable reasons, study suggests

The rate of questionable transfers of end-stage dementia patients from nursing homes to hospitals has raised red flags, according to researchers.