A California nursing home owner should be held liable in the drug overdose death of its long-time dietary supervisor because it failed to properly supervise the destruction of narcotics or maintain logs required by law, according to a lawsuit filed last week.
Fewer small-business employees, especially those earning low wages, were offered health insurance in 2010, or could afford it, an analysis finds.
Staffing has always been a major challenge in the seniors housing and care sector. And a new health insurance requirement scheduled to take effect in less than 16 months could worsen the problem.
Six states are set to share in $14 million in grants for creating comprehensive, streamlined background check systems for long-term care employees.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Thursday began accepting grant applications from states to establish systems for background checks for potential long-term care employees.