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

Print Issue: October 01, 2017

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey lead to SNF deaths, harm

State News for October 2017

At least nine residents of a Florida nursing home died after their facility lost air conditioning following Hurricane Irma, authorities said in mid-September.

DACA’s fate worries healthcare industry

DACA’s fate worries healthcare industry

A potential hemorrhage of workers from the healthcare sector could be held off if a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals arises out of a deal between President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders.

Salaries for admins near $107k, DONs $93k

Salaries for admins near $107k, DONs $93k

By most indications, the U.S. economy is humming along, following years of recession and recovery. That robustness has had a lopsided effect on nursing homes, leading to increased competition for certain clinical positions, such as nurses and frontline staff, and reduced competition for administrators and directors of nursing.

Senator Orrin Hatch

Hatch targets dubious care

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has demanded information on nursing home abuse and neglect from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Glove use tied to better infection control

Certified nurse assistants who practice frequent glove use may be the key to hampering the spread of dangerous pathogens, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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