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After protecting 55 sites, Consulate Health Care looks to stay in business at another Florida SNF

After protecting 55 sites, Consulate Health Care looks to stay in business at another Florida SNF

Fresh from negotiating an agreement that protects licenses at 55 of its 77 Florida facilities, Consulate Health Care is working to win back its right to provide skilled nursing services — and get paid by Medicaid and Medicare — at one of its most troubled locations.

Most who collect long-term care insurance benefits not in nursing homes

The evolving nature of long-term care insurance policies means fewer beneficiaries end up in nursing homes, according to an industry group that released a new claims analysis Friday.

Approving TP and hand soap purchases for broke public nursing home lands official in hot water

Illinois' troubled Champaign County Nursing Home racked up another $200,000 in debt in a single month and was down to its last eight rolls of toilet paper.

Also in the News for Monday, April 23

Nurse accused of covering up patient's fatal fall fails to surrender license, may still be practicing ... Miami man gets 97 months in $10 million home health fraud case ... Strong winds partially destroy Arkansas nursing home, scatter residents — possibly for good

Florida-based Avante Group to sell nearly half its nursing homes in two-state deal with Sentosa Care

The Avante Group is planning to exit the North Carolina market and reduce its presence in Virginia, having reached a deal with New York-based Sentosa Care LLC for 10 skilled nursing facilities.

Without missing person report, cops picked up, dropped off nursing home resident who later died outside

Police in Ohio said this week that they gave a nursing home resident a ride and dropped him off at a gas station without ever knowing he was a dementia patient who had eloped.

Nursing home death of former Trump adviser's father investigated as 'suspicious'

State and local law enforcement officials are investigating the nursing home death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr.

Also in the News for Friday, April 20

Dems push new version of 'Medicare-for-all' with buy-in proposal ... Feds approve $40 million in funding for new VA nursing home in South Carolina ... OTC combo reduces gastrointestinal side effects in arthritis patients

Ambulance cuts pave way for new ride providers in skilled nursing

Ambulance cuts pave way for new ride providers in skilled nursing

With mounting financial pressure driving some private ambulance companies out of business, more ride-hailing operators are stepping into the vacuum and providing non-emergency transportation to and from nursing homes.

EEOC sues PruittHealth for pregnancy discrimination

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday it is suing PruittHealth-Raleigh for refusing to accommodate the preg­nancy-related work restrictions of a certified nursing assistant who was later forced to resign.

Three Republican states considering Medicaid expansion as ballot decision

Organizers in Utah this week submitted enough signatures to get a Medicaid expansion question on the state's November ballot.

Also in the News for Thursday, April 19

Kansas officially takes over 15 financially failing nursing homes, looks for potential buyers ... Mergers and acquisitions in seniors housing and care hold steady in first quarter ... Police: Nursing home residents complained of pain because nurse secretly stole their narcotics

Nursing homes may be targeted for turning away patients being treated for opioid addiction

Nursing homes may be targeted for turning away patients being treated for opioid addiction

Federal investigators could begin cracking down on nursing facilities that refuse admission to patients being treated for opioid addiction, experts are warning.

Under-65 nursing home population grows in some states, putting new emphasis on mental health care

Under-65 nursing home population grows in some states, putting new emphasis on mental health care

Though nursing facilities have traditionally been designed to treat the elderly, younger residents are using facilities more often — bringing with them fewer physical demands and more behavioral health diagnoses.

High-quality, short-term nursing stays lower risk of seniors entering long-term care

Seniors who seek rehab at higher-rated short term nursing facilities are less likely to transition into long-term care facilities afterward, finds a study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Also in the News for Wednesday, April 18

Nursing home destroyed by chemical plant explosion reborn in new setting ... Food worker suing county for sexual harassment and retaliation in the nursing home kitchen ... Skilled nursing-heavy Regional Health Properties settles 25 lawsuits, looks to grow

Supreme Court may revisit key False Claims decision

Supreme Court may revisit key False Claims decision

The Supreme Court may be willing to reconsider a ruling that has had a dramatic impact on False Claims cases since 2016, including an extraordinary $347 million reversal in favor of nursing home operator Consulate Health Care.

HCR ManorCare strategy to exit bankruptcy gets OK; will sell 74 facilities

HCR ManorCare strategy to exit bankruptcy gets OK; will sell 74 facilities

Six weeks after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, HCR ManorCare has won federal approval for its exit strategy.

Another state accused of improprieties in granting private Medicaid contracts

A Pennsylvania Court has ruled the state's Department of Human Services violated procurement rules when an official met with top executives of a company bidding for a share of its Medicaid service contracts.

Also in the News for Tuesday, April 17

Retention of new nurses could improve with mentorships, specific education, study finds ... Dementia prevalence declining, but population growth will still push numbers higher ... Doctors: leaving seniors out of clinical studies neglects too many important questions