Long-term care operators must accept their new census realities to successfully adapt operations for post-pandemic conditions, according to one expert.
Occupancy at skilled nursing facilities hit another record low to end 2020, but the revenue blow to operators was lessened thanks to the “bright spot” that has been Medicare, according to the latest data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
Failure to report COVID-19 data to the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) and infection prevention & control deficiencies have been among the top survey citations for nursing home providers, according to data from LeadingAge.
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Genesis HealthCare announced Wednesday it will voluntarily delist its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange as part of a restructuring plan to improve the company’s financial and operational stability damaged by the pandemic.
Six affiliated nursing home businesses of Consulate Health Care have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in response to a $258 million judgment in a False Claims Act case against the operator.
Federal strike teams and quality improvement contractors, acting in expanded roles, helped reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by guiding interventions at more than half of all U.S. nursing homes, said officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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Despite a year that saw more than 171,000 nursing home residents and caregivers die from COVID-19, providers are now celebrating their latest victory in the battle against the virus.
Welltower is cutting most ties with beleaguered Genesis HealthCare, the company announced late Tuesday.
No additional relief is headed for long-term care providers under the $1.9 trillion coronavirus package currently being finalized by federal lawmakers.
A Los Angeles-based nursing home has agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused the provider of “dumping” current residents in order to bring in more COVID-19 patients.
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The process toward fully opening long-term care facilities to visitors and resuming group activities should be done using a gradual, step-by-step approach in order to mitigate the risk of potential COVID outbreaks, according to a leading provider group.
Skilled nursing’s employee turnover problem — long linked to issues with quality of care — is much worse than previously reported, according to a massive analysis published Monday.
The first academic study of its kind has found that the first three months of nursing homes’ overhauled Medicare payment system at the end of 2019 led to a distinct drop-off in the employed number of licensed therapists and therapy aides.
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Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. It was announced Feb. 29, 2020, at a Kirkland, WA, nursing home and kicked off what has roundly been called the worst year in the history of the industry.
Last week, Nexion Health unveiled its “Embracing Black Hair-itage” video. It featured dozens of employees and residents who talked about their personal hair, its importance and hair experiences in general. Hundreds of employees also participated in a Zoom call learning on Thursday about the history of Black hair, and social stigmas that may come along with it.
Disparities in Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 nursing home data took center stage at a hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to become assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.