Advocacy group calls for 'immediate' Congressional hearings into nursing home staffing
July 13, 2018
The week's top stories
Advocacy group calls for 'immediate' Congressional hearings into nursing home staffing
July 10, 2018
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The bipartisan group issued a statement calling "for immediate Congressional hearings into a disturbing report issued this weekend pointing to chronic staff shortages in nursing homes."
Nursing homes exhale as staffing bill tabled until fall
July 09, 2018
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A New Jersey bill that would have established a certified nursing assistant-to-resident ratio at nursing homes has been pushed to the fall for further debate. But operators in the state and beyond remain concerned about the precedent.
Nursing home disputes state's claims that administrator, DON threatened staff in attempt to cover up sexual assault investigation
July 06, 2018
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An administrator and director of nursing at a Wisconsin nursing home are in hot water for trying to stymie a sexual assault investigation involving residents.
Senior living executives sentenced
July 10, 2018
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The former chief operating officer of American Senior Communities was sentenced to 4½ years in prison last week as part of a fraud scheme that also took down the company's CEO.
Preferred Care settles for $540,000 in whistleblower upcoding case
July 06, 2018
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Nursing home chain Preferred Care agreed to settle False Claims Act charges for $540,000, the Department of Justice has announced.
Fast Forward
SPADE update coming on July 25 Special Open Door Forum
July 12, 2018
Federal regulators will hold a Special Open Door Forum at 2 p.m. ETC on July 25 to deliver information and solicit feedback on the Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADE) in the IMPACT Act.
The Brighter Side
Nursing home employee saves resident's life
July 11, 2018
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Authorities and others are hailing a nursing home employee for saving a resident's life after a fire broke out at a nursing home in Logan, UT, on Friday.