CHICAGO — Entitlement reform is sorely needed for programs such as top long-term care funders Medicare and Medicaid, a leading economist said Thursday. Gary Cohn, President Trump’s former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council and the former president of Goldman Sachs, couldn’t have been much clearer in his pessimism during a wide-ranging talk on…
Only about a third of long-term care nurses are receiving a bonus, merit-based raise or cost-of living increase annually, according to a new survey.
A new study indicates for-profit nursing home residents are more likely to experience neglect, but an industry group strongly disputes the findings.
Nursing assistant is one of the more dangerous professions, but a government safety agency hopes to change that.
AHCA weighs in on changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program, asks for more SNF opportunities … Independence tests must ask more of seniors, researchers say … Muscle mass should be next vital sign … Dallas docs, nurses sentenced to prison for $11M Medicare fraud scheme that included falsifying SNF services
Challenging fundamentals and real opportunity define the seniors housing and care sector, according to a top industry leader. Current obstacles include low occupancy rates and staffing headaches, noted Brian Jurutka, president and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care. He spoke Wednesday at the organization’s Fall Conference in Chicago. Jurutka cautioned…
A leading long-term care institute is asking long-term care professionals to send in examples of “no brainer” regulations or practices that should be changed or eradicated for the betterment of resident care and the U.S. care-delivery system.
While skilled nursing leaders seemingly have an appetite for risk, they’re not looking to sit at the dinner table alone, according to a new poll.
Jury convicts ex-nursing home employees of misdemeanors in alarm-fatigue death … Hospital association urges CMS to expand access to SNF 3-day waiver … One-third of informal LTC givers neglecting own care … Group releases preliminary results from CCRC Aging Well study, seeks more participants
Nursing homes should expect to see a 6% increase in liability claims next year, which, for a 100-bed facility would total about $241,000 in expenses, after the uptick.
Skilled nursing operators continue to face strains on their business model and that’s translating to higher fees to consumers, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday.
A New York jury has acquitted three former nursing home workers of homicide charges stemming from allegations that they ignored alarms warning of a disconnected ventilator.
Guilty plea by Iowa nurse who took pain meds from nursing home lands her up to 9 years in prison … Ohio Medicaid managed care organizations paid $90M on behalf of deceased beneficiaries, OIG says … 270 Medicare Advantage plans adding new perks in 2019
The majority of skilled nursing chief financial officers are more optimistic than last year about their ability to compete. But Medicare Advantage — and a few other factors — are dark spots in their sunny skies. That’s according to new insights released by investment firm Ziegler last week. Over the summer, the company polled 134…
A panel of experts has pinpointed new indicators to help measure the quality of primary care delivered in nursing homes. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, or AMDA, notes that current quality measures for this space focus on facility processes and characteristics. They’re not crafted specifically to evaluate a physician’s role in delivering care…
An Iowa nursing home is facing a do-or-die deadline to fix sewage leaks after nearly five years of letting the issue linger. Complaints from neighbors and inspections by local authorities have been ongoing at Riverview Manor in Pleasant Valley, IA. That action stems from sewage leaking from the facility into a nearby residential neighborhood. The…
Attorney general accuses former nursing home employees of job-hopping to divert prescription drugs … Half of women and one-third of men will develop Parkinson’s, dementia or stroke, study results show … Using social media may help reduce pain for older adults, while antidepressants could stave off dementia
Southwest Georgia continued to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael over the weekend, with many nursing homes and hospitals relying on backup generators.
A GOP candidate for Wisconsin senator is under criticism for accepting campaign contributions from donors who benefitted from her tort reform bill.
While long-term care often discusses how much Medicare money is spent on the terminally ill, a prominent columnist argues that much of conventional wisdom is wrong.