Community burden of dementia symptoms mirrors that of nursing homes, caregiver survey finds
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Apr 29, 2022
Frequent, unsubtle symptoms have a big impact on patient quality of life, but are often unreported in primary care, investigators report.
Barbershops are for girls too
Mar 17, 2022
The Lansdowne Barber Shop in Lexington, KY, is a special place for many reasons. To begin, it is a hidden gem tucked literally behind restaurants, a candy store and an ice cream shop, requiring its customers...
Ensuring nursing home quality is a top challenge for HHS in 2014, inspector general says
Dec 18, 2013
Promoting quality care in long-term care settings is one of the top management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services in the next year, according to a report from the agency’s...
CBO analyzes Medicaid caps to curb federal healthcare spending
Nov 15, 2013
The federal government could reduce its Medicaid contributions to states as a deficit reduction measure, but the move likely would achieve savings only by putting seniors at risk, according to the Congressional...
Florida’s Medicaid HMO program could lead to ‘granny dumping’
Jun 16, 2011
A lesser known provision of Florida’s newly adopted Medicaid reform law includes an incentive for health plans that can reduce the number of seniors in nursing homes, according to Florida elder law...
CMS to release more than $2 billion in grants for community-based long-term care services program
Jul 28, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday disclosed it will provide $2.25 billion in grants to expand the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing demonstration. This program seeks to find...
Illinois to move 4,500 mentally ill from nursing homes to community care settings
Mar 16, 2010
Nearly 4,500 of Illinois’ mentally ill nursing home residents soon will have the option of moving into community-based programs, according to the terms of a groundbreaking settlement between the...
Disabled protestors arrested in Community Choice Act demonstration
May 01, 2009
Protesters from the Service Employees International Union and the disability rights group ADAPT turned out en masse this week to protest President Obama’s perceived lack of support for the Community...
Long-term care organizations praise CMS post-acute pilot project
Apr 15, 2009
Many in the long-term care community are supporting the Care Transitions Project, a government initiative to improve healthcare processes and minimize rehospitalizations.
Officials rap home healthcare providers over fraudulent billing, abusive practices
Mar 17, 2009
Home healthcare, the fast-growing destination for many individuals who previously might have sought nursing home care, has been besieged by a spate of fraudulent Medicare reimbursement practices, government...