Providers fear they could be subject to harsher surveys following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pledge to make revisions to the system used to monitor the performance of state survey agencies.
Charges for home health care services have increased by more than 7% over the past year — nearly four times as fast as the rise for nursing homes, according to a new survey.
Nursing home residents suffering from mental health issues, like loneliness and depression, may benefit from peer-mentoring programs, according to new findings published Thursday in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
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Nursing homes could be subject to worse deficiency outcomes — which could lead to fines and a decreased star rating — if an ombudsman is present during annual surveys, according to new research.
Long-term care occupational therapists received a higher annual percent increase than physical therapists in 2019, according to a new report.
The second-largest nursing home association in the U.S. is now urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to not implement plans to place a consumer alert icon next to facilities that have received certain abuse citations on the Nursing Home Compare website.
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Long-term care providers are hoping several policy recommendations will ease caregiver shortages.
More awareness and improved screenings could help prevent falls and falls-related injuries in seniors, according to a new report released by the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging this week.
One of the nation’s top post-acute care providers has entered into a lease agreement that would allow it to buy back 18 skilled nursing facilities it previously leased.
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Skilled nursing providers that follow protocol and correctly report possible incidents of abuse and neglect should be given a “gold seal and not a red hand,” according to the American Health Care Association’s head of government relations.
A skilled nursing provider expanded its patient population to serve high-acuity residents recently after launching a hemodialysis service at its facilities.
Skilled nursing providers that used health information exchange access to patient records didn’t have a better chance of seeing reduced patient readmissions, according to new findings.
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The thousands of examples of compassionate care that providers show residents every day is why the country’s largest nursing home association “will never stop fighting for” them in Washington D.C., despite facing more criticism than ever before.
A federal judge has blocked the “repugnant” Public Charge final rule, which would have allowed the government to base green card decisions on whether an immigrant could later be seen as a financial burden on taxpayers.
Skilled nursing providers must base their compliance programs on an accurate risk profile in order for them to be effective, according to two experts.
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