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GA nursing home resident charged with murdering roommate

GA nursing home resident charged with murdering roommate

A nursing home resident has been charged with strangling her roommate to death. She is being held by authorities in Georgia.

Video allegedly catches long-term care owner sexually assaulting resident with dementia

A hidden camera allegedly caught the owner of a long-term care facility sexually assaulting a resident with dementia, leading to his arrest in Washington state, according to local news sources.

SNF staffing data will be submitted quarterly, payroll vendors might be responsible, CMS officials say

SNF staffing data will be submitted quarterly, payroll vendors might be responsible, CMS officials say

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services soon will begin collecting quarterly staffing information from skilled nursing facilities, albeit on a voluntary basis, an official said during an Open Door Forum call Thursday.

'Spending down' for Medicaid is the most practical LTC financing plan for most Americans, researchers assert

Forgoing long-term care insurance and relying on Medicaid is the smartest financial planning decision for the majority of unmarried Americans, according to investigators at Boston College's Center for Retirement Research.

New Alzheimer's blood test could detect the disease 10 years before clinical diagnosis, researchers say

The latest Alzheimer's blood test is the most promising yet, as it appears to accurately predict the disease 10 years before a clinical diagnosis could be made, researchers announced Sunday.