February 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: February 01, 2017

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh

State News for February 2017

MARYLAND — Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is suing a nursing home operator for allegedly expelling residents to free up higher-reimbursed Medicare beds. Frosh filed the suit in Montgomery County Circuit Court in late December.

Katie Smith Sloan

Groups urge Trump to save some of ACA

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LeadingAge, along with 71 other nonprofit aging organizations, sent a letter in mid-January urging then-President-elect Donald Trump to preserve some nursing-home related provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Pigment in veggies linked to brain health

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There’s good news for fans of spinach omelets: Foods such as leafy greens and eggs may help stave off age-related cognitive declines, thanks to a pigment known as lutein.

Paula Sanders, J.D.

Survey advice at Online Expo

Providers can make good use of some new strategies and tips to be prepared for surveyors around the clock, says Paula Sanders, principal and co-chairwoman of the Health Care Practice Group at law firm Post & Schell P.C.

John O'Connor

An overtime quandary

Mick Jones allegedly wrote “Should I stay or should I go” in 1981 while contemplating whether to leave The Clash. The context may be different this time, but many long-term care operators can well relate to the song’s sentiment.

Sleep deprivation doesn’t discriminate

Investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and their Canadian partners reported that cognitive impairment is the same among men and women who work shifts, despite the fact that women typically get less sleep and have more work-related stress.

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