Long-Stay Residents

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.

Five-Star Ratings do not predict quality of life for residents without dementia, survey finds

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The government's Five-Star system for rating nursing homes does not reflect the quality of life experienced by residents with preserved cognition, according to newly published research.