If this field had a mantra, it would be: We'll find a way, no matter what.
When stuff hits the fan, it's often all a matter of perspective. That's the pickle nursing homes find themselves in today.
Believe it or not, the overall picture has been improving. And it might get even better in 2018.
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Providers will spend the weekend gnawing on more than turkey bones if they've left anything incomplete regarding the new federal Rules of Participation for nursing homes. The first phase becomes active Monday and encompass dozens and dozens of tweaks to mostly current practices, experts say.
Here we go again. Another President-elect is promising to trim the red tape. Will it be different this time? Believe it or not, there's a chance.
There are many serious problems in long-term care: funding, regulations, legal concerns, staffing and more. But none of these is the biggest.
If you ever want to get an assisted living operator's blood boiling, ask how the plans for federal oversight are coming along. You'd be better off asking a less insulting question, like how that person became so fat and ugly.
A proposed regulation that would require nursing homes to hire independent pharmacists to oversee residents' medication plan regimens could have a huge impact on pharmacy services suppliers such as Omnicare and PharMerica.
The issues facing Medicaid coverage in assisted living are fundamentally economic, not regulatory, according to at least one participant in Tuesday's roundtable discussion on assisted living held by the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Chinese long-term care growing, lacking oversight and regulation, similar to U.S. decades ago, researchers sayMarch 15, 2011
The growing demand for nursing homes in China has dramatically outpaced the government's ability to provide oversight, leaving that country's long-term care industry in a state similar to that in the U.S. 40 or 50 years ago, according to a new study.
Assisted living should be subject to more government oversight and regulation, at least one consumer group is expected to recommend this afternoon at a Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable.
At least 18 states have implemented some form of new regulations, statutes and policies governing assisted living services in the last year, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Assisted Living.
What will we see in the assisted living world this year? The following are my best guesses, given ongoing conversations with assisted living communities across the country and seeing firsthand how the economy has forced change in census and staffing.
It sounds like a set-up for a punch line. The Senate this week passed the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Plain Writing Act? So what do we have now? Inscrutable, government-speak?
A report issued Thursday by the California State Auditor finds that nursing home regulators in California are lax when it comes to collecting fines from nursing homes that violate regulations.