Lawmaker wants more surveys for Special Focus Facility nursing homes
May 10, 2022
A key U.S. lawmaker is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address reported lags in surveys of nursing homes in the Special Focus Facility program after finding that 1 in 5 are overdue...
‘An American tragedy’: 11 nursing home residents died every hour in July and August, Dem report finds
Sep 24, 2020
Two Democratic senators are demanding a better response to COVID-19 in nursing homes from the federal government after an analysis found that more than 16,800 residents and workers died of the disease...
Lawmakers demand answers from Pence on worsening PPE shortages
Aug 28, 2020
Two top Democratic lawmakers are insisting on answers from Vice President Mike Pence following reports of growing personal protective equipment and supply shortages among nursing homes.
Senate leaders help honor McKnight’s Women of Distinction honorees; 3 CE webinars taking place this...
Jul 29, 2020
Forty-four top leaders, along with Lifetime Achievement Award winner Wendy Simpson, chairman and CEO of LTC Properties, were championed Tuesday during the 2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Awards...
Federal government’s poor response ‘exacerbated’ coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, senators’...
Jul 02, 2020
The administration’s failure to “adequately prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic” and its “delayed and disorganized response” contributed to the pandemic’s deadly impact in nursing homes, according...
Senators want more out of FEMA on PPE shipments to nursing homes
Jun 25, 2020
The quality and amount of personal protective equipment delivered to nursing homes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is being questioned by four Democratic lawmakers.
Senators slam feds for ‘incomplete’ nursing home data
Jun 04, 2020
Two ranking U.S. Senators are calling out the federal government for releasing “incomplete data” on COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Bill would create ‘advanced aide’ positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia...
Apr 14, 2014
Advanced certified nursing assistants — with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas — could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed...
Lawmakers introduce bill to extend pregnant workers’ protections, cite nursing home case
May 20, 2013
Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would require employers to make reasonable job modifications for pregnant women. The lawmakers were motivated in part...
Today marks ‘National Falls Prevention Awareness Day’
Sep 23, 2010
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators this week approved Senate Resolution 633. The bill designates today, the first day of fall, “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.”