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Also in the News for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Doctor accused of stealing almost $5 million from Medicaid by charging for made-up nursing home visits … Seniors struggling with opioid addiction, new AHRQ report finds … Three-Day Rule may be costing Medicare hundreds of millions in extra SNF costs

Also in the News for Tuesday, Sept. 18

Florence knocks out power at NC nursing home for 15 hours, forces resident relocation … New legislation will require skilled nursing facilities to be more transparent about ownership … FDA unveils plans to tackle antibiotic resistance

Montessori methods may improve care nursing homes: Study

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A graduate student is testing out methods made popular in early childhood learning, hoping to improve dementia care for nursing home residents. Delainey Smyth, who is a first-year speech-language pathology master’s student, has been testing out the use of meaningful interactions and improved communication at one Grand Rapids, MI, nursing home. After positive results in…

Moorhead chosen as new nursing group head

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Healthcare executive Tracey Moorhead is the new president and CEO of the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) and the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS).

Also in the News for Monday, Sept. 17

Nursing home bathroom where resident drowned didn’t have a legally required call system, state investigation finds … Assisted living’s success affects nursing home finances, but not occupancy: Study … Plea deal offered to nurse charged with felony following January hypothermia death of resident

Also in the News for Friday, Sept. 14

Former nursing home leaders plead guilty to endangering residents, must pay $1M to settle charges … National Labor Relations Board proposes change to joint-employer standard … Staten Island-based long-term care health plan paying $1.6M to settle allegations of fraudulent billing practices
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