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Federal hearing brings calls to get tougher on nursing homes

The long-term care community responded following a federal hearing Thursday that featured calls for increased oversight of nursing homes to ensure quality standards are being met and prompted interest in another federal study on the use of antipsychotic medications on residents.

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Will nursing facilities soon be forced to post prices too?

We are reading and hearing much these days about how skilled care operators need to adapt for future success. Align with healthcare systems, some experts say. Keep residents out of hospitals, others caution. Find a specialized service and be the best in the neighborhood at it, still others advise. Will these and other strategies spell…

“In other words, hedonism and elegance must co-mingle with economically successful private lives of individuals, and the reverse.”

Herbert Hildebrandt, Ph.D. HI.D., Guest Columns, November 15