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A New York skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $28 million and implement reforms to settle a lawsuit alleging fraud, neglect and criminal conduct from the facility's owners and staff.
The quality measures currently in place in skilled nursing facilities and hospice settings are too focused on safety and health to promote effective palliative care, physician Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH, told lawmakers on Thursday.
Improving employee competency testing in long-term care facilities can help reduce rehospitalizations, cut down on workplace injuries and boost overall resident care, an expert told a national gathering of nursing directors on Monday.
Staff members of a Northeast Miami-Dade nursing home say they had no hand in the alleged disappearance of $2 million from a former resident.
Person-centered care programs within healthcare organizations are more cost effective, but notably decrease how long a patient spends in a skilled nursing facility, according to a new report.