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NJ jury awards $13.2 million to family of nursing home rehab patient who died

A nursing home negligence case in New Jersey ended last week with a $13.2 million award to a former resident's family, lawyers have announced.

Kindred launches hostile takeover bid for home health company Gentiva, deal valued at $1.6 billion

Kindred Healthcare has launched a hostile takeover to acquire home health company Gentiva, announcing a $533 million bid Thursday. The total deal would be valued at $1.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Alleged exploitive photos of Senator's wife raise questions about nursing home privacy

Visitation protocols at a Mississippi continuing care retirement community are under scrutiny after a blogger was jailed for allegedly taking an unauthorized photograph of the wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (MS-R).

Government proposes long-term care EHR certification criteria, seeks provider comments

Government proposes long-term care EHR certification criteria, seeks provider comments

Long-term care providers might soon be able to look for the government's seal of approval when shopping for electronic health records systems, if newly proposed certification criteria take effect.

Fraudsters admit they bought nursing home drugs as part of $60 million scheme, feds announce

A husband and wife have pleaded guilty to masterminding a sprawling drug diversion scheme that involved reselling nursing home medications, according to federal and state authorities.

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