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Overflow crowd sees former American Senior Communities CEO get 9½ years for $19 million fraud, kickback schemes

Overflow crowd sees former American Senior Communities CEO get 9½ years for $19 million fraud, kickback schemes

A U.S. District Court judge leaned closer to prosecuting attorneys' recommendations than defense attorneys' on Friday and sentenced former nursing home executive James Burkhart to 9½-years in prison before an overflow crowd in Indianapolis.

Despite 12 deaths, nursing facilities denied request to be on utilities' priority list

A year after Hurricane Irma killed 12 nursing home residents, senior living facilities have been under pressure to have better emergency preparedness plans during the 2018 hurricane season.

Nursing home disputes state's claims that administrator, DON threatened staff in attempt to cover up sexual assault investigation

An administrator and director of nursing at a Wisconsin nursing home are in hot water for trying to stymie a sexual assault investigation involving residents.

'We have to do better' on infection prevention, CMS official tells LTC nurse managers during new survey update

'We have to do better' on infection prevention, CMS official tells LTC nurse managers during new survey update

Nursing homes's new survey routine seems to be going smoothly, about half a year in, but infection prevention problems continue to plague the field.

Study rebuts idea that Medicare is wasted on the dying

New findings from a team of academic researchers firmly contradict a widely held theory that Medicare futilely spends too much on seniors in their final year of life.