California nursing home visitors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Aug 12, 2021
The state is requiring that all indoor visitors to skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare settings prove full vaccination or negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. Facility operators must have a plan...
Federal, state agencies begin to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for workers
Jul 27, 2021
VA becomes the first federal agency to actually issue a mandate
Court strikes down law that punished nursing home staff who didn’t use resident’s preferred pronoun
Aug 03, 2021
California nursing home staffers will no longer be faced with potential jail time or thousands of dollars in fines if they intentionally misgender or fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns,...
Rehab firm will pay $2M to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving 11 nursing homes
Jul 26, 2021
A California-based therapy company has agreed to pay $2 million to quash allegations that it overbilled for rehab services provided at 11 skilled nursing facilities.
For-profit furor could trigger more financial reporting for nursing homes
Jul 13, 2021
More than 1,200 nursing homes could find themselves facing stringent financial reporting requirements if a national movement to increase transparency in the industry takes root in California.
California considers increasing number of nursing home inspections
Jun 04, 2021
Long-term care providers in California could be subject to more visits from inspectors as the state ponders changes to its nursing home inspection system.
Hot idea: Psychologists’ plea to neighbors results in truckloads of donations for nursing home residents
Jan 13, 2021
After noticing a nursing home resident shivering cold and crying during a session, California-based licensed psychologist Tracey Burrell, Ph.D., issued a call-to-action to nearby neighbors for blankets...
It’s … a NEW CAR! Operator gifts nurse aides with big holiday surprises
Jan 06, 2021
A California-based operator gifted two of its certified nursing assistants with brand new cars as part of their annual year-end holiday celebration this year.
California’s LA County surprise: Pulls long-term care facilities out of federal vaccine program
Dec 15, 2020
Public health officials in California’s Los Angeles County have pulled its long-term care facilities out of the federal COVID-19 vaccination program. The aim is to provide the medication to workers and...
‘Tuned’ lighting cuts nighttime sleep disturbances in half: study
Oct 07, 2020
Residents slept better after a Sacramento, CA, nursing home installed programmable LED lighting fixtures and set them to mimic natural light fluctuations, say long-term care researchers from Brown University.