Behavioral Health

Under-65 nursing home population grows in some states, putting new emphasis on mental health care

Under-65 nursing home population grows in some states, putting new emphasis on mental health care

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Though nursing facilities have traditionally been designed to treat the elderly, younger residents are using facilities more often — bringing with them fewer physical demands and more behavioral health diagnoses.

OSHA fines nursing home for failing to protect staff from violent residents

OSHA fines nursing home for failing to protect staff from violent residents

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A federal investigation has found a Colorado nursing home failed to adequately protect staff from residents who grabbed, kicked, bit and punched at them, causing cuts and bruises.

Deadline for mental health plan comments midnight Monday

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Advocates for better mental health services for adults will be pressing until at least midnight Monday to have comments submitted to include seniors in a new federal behavioral health plan,

Providers strive to diversify services, payment streams

Providers strive to diversify services, payment streams

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Companies in the post-acute sector have been seeking deals to diversify their services and limit their reliance on Medicare, according to a recent analysis from investment banking firm TripleTree.