January 2020 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: January 2020

Cleaners cause evacuation

South Carolina — A cleaning crew’s chemical mixture caused a South Carolina nursing home to be evacuated in late November.

Medicaid clout is growing

Occupancy rates may have stabilized, but skilled nursing providers’ dependence on low-paying Medicaid funding grew during the third quarter, according to figures released in December by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

January IT Update

» The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new app aimed at helping healthcare providers treat tough infectious diseases. CURE ID is an internet-based repository that allows providers to report their experiences managing difficult-to-treat infectious diseases with novel uses of existing FDA-approved drugs in the hopes of getting treatments to patients faster.  » Researchers…

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