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Also in the News for Friday, Dec. 13

Low-occupancy Ohio nursing homes could be excluded from quality incentive payments, advocates warn … More American seniors are dying of natural causes at home, while deaths in hospitals, nursing facilities are on the decline … Less sleep by nurses associated with low patient safety, care quality

Also in the News for Thursday, Dec. 12

Maryland commission looking to develop telehealth program aimed at helping nursing homes manage patients … Nursing home loses bid that challenged application denial for new facility … Tool can predict six-month mortality in seniors following heart attack

Also in the News for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Lawmaker calls on CMS Administrator Verma to resign after personal fraud allegation … $1 million in additional nursing home funding becomes law after Maine governor releases bill … Experts warn holiday season could be ‘disruptive’ to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia

Also in the News for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Unexpected virus causes early start to the flu season … Texas’ nursing home care quality is improving despite low ranking … CMS Administrator Verma tried to make taxpayers pay for stolen jewelry, report claims

Also in the News for Monday, Dec. 9

AHCA/NCAL, LeadingAge back medical expense deduction legislation … Nursing homes providing ventilator care would get more funding under proposed state bill … Scientists remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Biogen’s experimental Alzheimer’s drug
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