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Federal hearing brings calls to get tougher on nursing homes

The long-term care community responded following a federal hearing Thursday that featured calls for increased oversight of nursing homes to ensure quality standards are being met and prompted interest in another federal study on the use of antipsychotic medications on residents.

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Former home health employee pleads guilty in $87 million Medicaid fraud scheme … Nursing home residents may see more depressive symptoms as they age, study finds … Researchers develop new clinical trial aimed at improving dementia treatments

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Deportations could hit DACA’s 27k healthcare workers, providers hard … Medicare overpaid for chronic care management services, OIG finds … NASA project in space aimed at better understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Also in the News for Wednesday, Nov. 13

Federal legislation tracker introduced for long-term care providers … Veterans bond over war experiences at Florida nursing home … Depression severity in nursing home residents could help determine their odds of heart disease, stroke

Also in the News for Tuesday, Nov. 12

Medicaid expansion could be a life saver for seniors in Maine … ‘Skilled Nursing Care Week’ to honor wisdom learned from seniors, nursing home residents … Addressing negative emotions earlier could help reduce depression, suicidal risks in residents, study finds

CareTrust touts clean-up, tells of operator collapse in earnings call

CareTrust REIT executives painted an improving picture Friday during a third-quarter earnings call, but also shared startling details of an operator’s collapse, which has led to the sale of six facilities for $37 million. The San Clemente, CA-based real estate investment trust posted a loss of $10.1 million, or 11 cents per share, but some…

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